White-wings, fine-leaves

Posted by Graeme Lyons , Tuesday, 3 May 2011 18:52

I got a tip off from Peter Whitcomb about this nationally scarce arable plant on the Ditchling Road so I was able to stop in as it's right on my route back from work. A phone call later and I finally managed to see the thing, it's Fine-leaved Fumitory and it's quite distinct with very fine leaves and tiny white flowers. Here is some Common Fumitory for comparison.
However, that's not the best lifer I had today because I went and twitched the White-winged Black Tern at the Chichester Gravel Pits at lunch time. Always wanted to see a summer adult and having dipped on a couple over the years, it was a gamble that paid off. Also present were Common Terns and  a Little Gull. See if you can spot the bird in this ridiculously bad photo or alternatively look at some decent shots on Jake's blog. That leaves me on 3290.

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