|Megan and Cookie|
|juvenile Swallow at Cowbottom|
|Cissbury from Steep Down|
|Corn Bunting on Steep Down|
|Truleigh Hill from Steep Down|
|Great Black-backed Gulls having moved roof|
|view north from Rackham Hill|
|Yellowhammer singing its head off|
|holiday traffic adding to congestion around the A27 flyover|
Wednesday 19 July. I visited Pulborough seeing 4 Green and a Common Sandpiper on the North Brooks - not something it is easy to do with Cookie. A few small birds on the heathland included 1-2 adult Spotted Flycatchers with 2 juveniles, 2 Nuthatches and 3 Treecreepers. The three young Great Black-backed Gulls were still on their roof although the night's storm appeared to have dislodged some if the sticks from their abandoned nest.
|Great Black-backed Gull playing with sticks, presumably from their nest|
Tuesday 18 July. The three young Great Black-backed Gulls were still on their roof, usually with one adult keep an eye on them from the next roof over. Seven Swifts over the road in the evening.
Monday 17 July. A Peregrine flew behind Southwick Power Station as I was cycling home form work. The three young Great Black-backed Gulls were still on their roof, pestering an adult when it came in with food. Fifteen Swifts over the road in the evening.
Sunday 16 July. I took Cookie fromn Cuckoo's Corner up to Dace Gardens and back. Birds seen included Sparrowhawk, 2 Common Sandpipers on the river, 100+ Swifts, 45 Swallows, 6 House Martins, 2 Sedge Warblers (2 Reeds were also heard) and 7 Reed Buntings. The three young Great Black-backed Gulls were still on their roof with an adult nearby. Seventeen Swifts over the house in the evening.
|Common Sandpiper at Dacre Gardens|
|Cookie drinking from a puddle|
|Kestrel near Cuckoo's Corner|
|Reed Bunting with grasshopper|
|Lancing Ring and Steep Down from Mill Hill|
|juvenile Herring Gull on the Adur, any hopes it might be a Yellow-legged were deflated by its tertials|
|two of the Great Black-backed Gulls on their roof|