Pulborough Brooks RSPB Nature Reserve 23/08/2018 13:15 – 17:05

Updated: Nov 17, 2019


On the whole, a quiet afternoon at Pulborough – the ornithological highlights (for me at least) being a male Wheatear, juvenile Marsh Harrier, Black Tailed Godwit in summer plumage and Green Sandpiper. A good range of late summer butterflies were on the wing, including a Clouded Yellow. List of birds and butterflies below.

Birds: Carrion Crow (4), Blue Tit (5), Robin (2), Goldfinch (6), Nuthatch (2), Wood Pigeon, Wheatear (1♂), Common Buzzard (4), Kestrel (4: 1♂, 1♀, 2 juveniles), Cormorant (1), Marsh Harrier (1 juv), Jackdaw (c.100), Swallow (5), Moorhen (2), Teal (>12), Greylag Goose (c.100), Canada Goose (>15), Black Tailed Godwit (1 summer plumage), Dunlin (2), Green Sandpiper (3), Grey Heron (3), Stonechat (3), Lesser Black Back Gull (1), Starling (c.100).

Butterflies: Speckled Wood (5), Red Admiral (2), Small Heath (1), Clouded Yellow (1), Common Blue (1).


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