A very quiet morning was soon brought to life when the very distinctive trilling call of a female SERIN was picked up. The bird was very quickly spotted and it flew very close to me and two other observers. Clearly seen was the forked tail and lemon/yellow rump patch. This was a Sussex tick for me and even better to have it down as a self-found bird.
Apart from this the only other sightings were 3 Wheatears, 1 Firecrest and an Avocet which was picked up flying over the east side of Cuckmere Haven and eventually landing on the scrape bringing my Sussex Yearlist to 149.
On the Ouse Estuary Project were 6 Mediterranean Gulls in the mid-morning Gull roost.