West Sussex Winter Wonders
During the month of November, a spell of cold weather enticed a nice selection of unusual winter visitors to our area. The blast from Storm Arwen and very cold weather in Scandinavia has really brought us some birds which have shown well enough to keep birders and photographers alike happy, something that has been much welcomed after a unusually quiet autumn.
I managed to get out and visit some of these birds and detail my encounters below. Winter in Sussex is one of my favourite seasons for birdwatching.
Snow Bunting - Worthing
News filtered through of a Snow Bunting on 'our' local beach here in Worthing, this gem of a bird stayed for just under a week and delighted many with its character and tameness. We are fortunate to host Snow Buntings fairly regularly in these parts and they always prove popular. There has been a good number of birds scattered around the South East so far this winter so it was no surprise one decided to visit us!
Long-tailed Duck - Southwick Canal