Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Sussex sidlesham and sun!

Well a last minute booked trip to Sidlesham with a stay over at the Jolly Fisherman B and B and Dinner st the Crab and Lobster. Photos will be added once Pat has downloaded and passed on a few for me! Really fantastic weather added to the mini break away from London and part of a week off of Mayoral duties! The birds sere a bonus too - I haven@t yet written up the list as I was concentrating on enjoying myself! We visited East Wittering, West Wittering (I really like WW)Birdham and then Church Norton after the briefest stop at the Pagham Harbour NR Information Centre (for the loos!) then to find the Jolly Fisherman! Hahaha we went up and down the Selsey road in the rush hour a total nightmare - as the google maps I had seen were wrong! So sat nav had to be turned on both- mine and Pat's mobile phone and we eventually found the place! But birds..... Dinner was lovely - The Crab and Lobster turned out to be a ten min alk opposite where we ee staying and the night sky was brilliantly full of stars on our street lamps in Sidlesham! Buzzards, Kestrels, a Sparrowhawk and a Peregrine were the birds of prey - a Barn Owl the only owl spotted but then the waders and gulls and wildfowl in abundance! Wagtails, Dunnocks and Robins. Tits assorted and flitty brown jobs some of which were pipits - mipit, ripit but no wipits! The corvids were out in force - Crows, Jackdaws and a few Rooks but best of all were a pair of Ravens flying along the ridge outside the Arudel WWT ! Oh and the display of at least one maybe two Kingfishers at Arudel was lovely and delightful! We had to be back for mid afternoon owing to Pat attending a concert at the Albert Hall - Van Morrision! :) great couple of days and great company!

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