Marsh Sandpiper. Not a bird I have seen yet, maybe this winter I shall strike lucky!?
Talking of birds... no bird is more symbolic of Cornwall than the Chough. Living along coastal cliff tops and found upon the Cornish Coat of Arms, the Chough is a member of the crow family; jet black with blood red feet and curved bill. Legends say that when King Arthur, famous for his Knights of the Round Table, died, he did not in fact die but turned into a Chough and will return at the time of the countries' greatest need. Many thanks are due to the RSPB, English Nature, and the National Trust, with the help of the Cornish Chough Watch, for their work in ensuring these birds which were once extinct from Cornwall, can once again live and breed in safety.
Ah well, time to return to dear old Sussex!