|Small Tortoiseshell, Aglais urticae|
On Saturday I visited Ferring Rife where Small Tortoiseshells were flying. At Angmering Woods I spotted another female Chaffinch.
On Sunday I went metal detecting with my club. Roman coins were found, but my only find was a 1994 Gibraltar one penny which has a Barbary Partridge on the reverse. This bird is native to North Africa, Gibraltar and the Canary Islands. On my way home I passed through sleet so did not visit any other sites. At dusk we had our lounge curtains open and I looked up to see an orange canary fluttering outside the window. When I went over to open the window it rested on the outside sill then flew off.
This afternoon I visited Angmering Woods and located a Goldcrest which stayed high in a pine.
|female Chaffinch, Fringilla coelebs|
|Gibraltar one penny, 1994|
|Gibraltar one penny showing|
|Goldcrest, Regulus regulus|