Whilst dipping the Cuckmere Spoonbill this evening (even though I was there half hour after the original sighting), I was witnessing the big Brent Geese migration.
Sitting at the mouth of the Cuckmere, I watched literally thousands of Geese moving east as the south-easterly wind blew. The biggest flock was probably around 700.
As the evening went on and light began to fade, I walked back to the Galleon and looking back, there were again huge flocks really high up moving east. Even when I was filling up at the petrol garage in Seaford, I could see distant flocks high up. In an hour, I saw around 3,000 Geese.
Although I will miss the true spectacle tomorrow morning, I'm glad I have seen the start of it all.
It wasn't just the Geese, Med Gulls were moving as well as many Common Scoter and I also heard a Whimbrel.
It was nice to finally see a mass of birds migrating.