With no sign of the Northern Mockingbird in Devon this morning, it was somewhat nice to know the bird had finally moved on after its prolonged stay. However, who knew it would then turn up at Pulborough the very next day!
Thankfully, a homeowner managed to release some pictures of the bird late morning, and once it had been re-found by Dave Sadler et al., it was time to get permission to leave the office/kitchen and head straight down. Rather helpfully, the bird obliged the whole time I was there and showed well on numerous occasions, much to the relief of many. It goes without saying that this is the first record for Sussex, and continues this year's American theme with the White-throated Sparrow being seen this year also... what else is lurking out there?
It was also great to see and speak to so many birders who I haven't seen for some time... happy days!
|Northern Mockingbird at Pulborough|