On the 21/01/2020, on a lovely sunny morning, Clive and I took a walk up the Rife and on to the East Preston/Ferring Gap. Highlight was a Water Rail just north of the road bridge. On the gap were at least 8 Skylark and 12 plus Pied Wagtail’ There were a few small groups of Greenfinch and 2 Stock Dove at east Kingston. No Kingfisher or Grey Wagtail but these were seen on Christmas Day. Two Herons, 3 Little Egret, Kestrel and Buzzard have been fairly regular in the Rife area.
The following birds were singing: Robin, Song Thrush(3), Dunnock, Great Tit, Skylark and, surprisingly, Chaffinch. Both woodpeckers were heard.