The River Adur, between Upper Beeding and Shoreham, is always a rewarding walk at any time of year. There was nothing particularly unusual this afternoon, but a series of rewarding wildlife encounters. First, a Little Egret patrolling the shallows.
Little Egret wading in the shallows
Then the family dramas of a brood of Kestrels around the cement works, and a Buzzard hovering in the distance towards Beeding Hill.
Kestrel at the former cement works
Buzzard hovering towards Beeding Hill
Black-headed Gulls have started appearing away from breeding sites now, presumably starting with the failed breeders.