Sussex Bird Safari – Thorney Island, nr. Emsworth Friday, 30th August 2019 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Leader: Mike Russell
This safari takes us to the most western point of Sussex and we follow the footpath all the way around the Island that juts out into Chichester Harbour. It is a time where autumn migration reaches its peak and there will hopefully a variety of waders probing for food in the mudflats. Also, whinchats, wheatears and other small birds will also be passing through. There is a good chance of seeing osprey as well as one or two stay around here for a few weeks in the autumn. On the western side of the Island there is a reedbed which holds one of the only populations of bearded tits in West Sussex.
We will meet at a small car park in Prinsted Lane. This is situated about half a mile off the A259; just before getting to Emsworth take the left turn into Prinsted Lane.
No previous knowledge or skills required, just enthusiasm!
(c) Wheatear - Alison Playle