After long weeks of doing nothing very exciting, this weekend I've been birding twice! Including once in the pouring rain! On Saturday I went to see Mike and Kathy in Brighton, and in the morning Mike and I went for a walk alongside Widewater Lagoon in Shoreham. The path goes between the shingle beach and the lagoon. Because of the weather it was pretty quiet, people-wise, but there were a few nice birds to see, and after a while it did stop raining.
I should mention that I had failed to readjust all necessary camera settings after an evening of fireworks photography last week, and didn't discover this until we'd nearly finished our walk. Consequently, many of today's pics were horribly blurry because of too slow a shutter speed. It's more luck than judgement that any of them came out OK.
We decided there was time for a quick look at the beach at Shoreham Fort, and drove the short distance there. It had started to rain again. We'd hoped to find Purple Sandpipers on the stone 'arm' that guards the mouth of the River Adur, but the sea was crashing over the ledge where they'd have been sitting so that was a bit of a non-starter.