• Sim Elliott

Shoreham & the Adur: a pair of Kingfishers and Cormorant-Little Egret collaboration. 02.11.21

Updated: Nov 6, 2021

I had a very enjoyable walk from Coronation Green to the Toll Bridge and back today; the first time I had done that walk for quite a few weeks. I saw all the usual suspects: Herring Gulls, Black-Headed Gulls; Grey Herons; Redshanks; Oystercatchers; Turnstones; House Sparrows, Mallards, Little Egrets, Cormorants and Lapwings; and it was good to see a pair of Kingfishers too. It was fascinating watching a Cormorant seeming to work in concert with a Little Egret in corralling fish, as others have seen, by the Toll Bridge.



A Little Egret and a Herring Gull (from Coronation Green)


A Great Black-Backed Gull with a crab and a Herring Gull (from Coronation Green)


A Redshank (from Coronation Green)


Redshanks and Herring Gulls (from Coronation Green)

Redshank taking off (from Coronation Green)


Redshank (from the Norfolk Bridge)


Black Headed Gull and Redshank (from the Norfolk Bridge)


Redshank (from the Norfolk Bridge)


Herring Gull and Grey Herron (from the Norfolk Bridge)


Oystercatcher and Herring Gull (from the Norfolk Bridge)


Three Turnstones (from the Norfolk Bridge)


Various birds (from the Norfolk Bridge)


Grey Herons (looking toward the houseboats from the A259)


Turnstones (from the path on the west side of the Adur)


Grey Heron (from the path on the west side of the Adur)


Great Black-Backed Gulls; adult an juvenile (from the path on the west side of the Adur)


Cormorant and Herring Gull (from the path on the west side of the Adur)


Little Egret (from the path on the west side of the Adur)


Carrion Crow carrying a piece of fabric (from the path on the west side of the Adur)


The Toll Bridge (from the path on the west side of the Adur)


Lapwing (looking north from the Toll Bridge)


Great Black-Backed Gull eating dead fish with Lapwing (looking north from the Toll Bridge)


A Lapwing and a Redshank (looking north from the Toll Bridge)


A Cormorant and a Little Egret seemingly working together to corral fish to eat (east bank, north of Toll Bridge)


Lapwings


Redshank and Lapwing


Cormorant


Cormorant and Little Egret


House Sparrows (east ban of the Adur)


Black-Headed Gulls fling by the railway bridge


Redshanks at sunset (from the west bank)


Two Kingfishers on the banks of the rife north of the houseboats


Toward Brighton from Shoreham Beach


Toward Worthing from Shoreham Beach


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