The River Adur attracts thousands of gulls in the autumn and winter, and some will travel hundreds of miles from Eastern Europe to enjoy what Shoreham has to offer. But do you know the difference between a Common Gull and Black-headed, or a Great Black-backed and a Lesser Black-backed Gull? Gulls can be confusing!
But with expert help it is possible to identify the gulls using the river, so why not take part in Gull-Fest on Saturday 29 September between 10 am and midday. Members of the Shoreham and District Ornithological Society will be on Coronation Green, the area adjacent to the pedestrian footbridge joining Shoreham High Street with Shoreham Beach. There will be telescopes to bring the birds into focus, and lots of advice on how easy it is to enjoy nature in the heart of Shoreham.
This event is for everyone, of all ages, and you don’t need any prior knowledge to join in. Please bring binoculars if you have them.