|male Kingfisher, Alcedo atthis|
On Wednesday morning I climbed Highdown Hill, Durrington, and enjoyed the magnificent views. The hill hides a Late Bronze Age enclosure (c.1000 BC), an Early Iron Age hill fort (c. 600 BC) and an Anglo-Saxon cemetery (c.AD 450). After lunch I visited Arundel WWT and was delighted when a Kingfisher landed on the post in front of the Scrape Hide.
On Thursday I returned to Arundel WWT and this time a Kingfisher landed on the post in front of the Sand Martin Hide for 2½ minutes and I was able to video this and take photos.
The South Downs Forum posted this lovely poem by Marian Allen, written in Ditchling in September 1917:
|Greylag Goose, Anser anser|
|Little Grebe, Tachybaptus ruficollis|
|Canada Geese, Branta canadensis|
Friday at Sand Martin hide:
|Coot, Fulica atra|