Raft birds

Despite a lot of eggs and flour in the air, we managed to see a few birds whilst on the Lewes to Newhaven Raftrace.

At least eight Common Sandpipers kept us company for much of the way. Two Curlews flew over as we approached Newhaven, with a Little Egret flushed from a muddy inlet around the same time.

Three parties of Mute Swans totalled around 25 birds (all adults I think) and a couple of Cormorants commuted along the valley at high altitude.

A photo of our illustrious voyage will follow, specifically the part where we ran the gauntlet at Southease bridge. If you look closely enough, you can probably see the bruises, or possibly even smell the batch of eggs that had apparently been ‘left out since April’ before being thrown at us.

Free range? I think not.


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