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Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Splash Point & Seaford Head 22/4/14

As the wind was SW this morning, I decided to stay in bed only to be disturbed by Bob's text stating that the passage was good past Splash. I was soon down there and although the passage had eased somewhat, there was still a trickle of Skuas going by, best of all being 2 Poms. I didn't stay too long as I wanted to get up on the Head after the rain had stopped.
Seaford Head was semi-productive afterwards with a small arrival of migrants.
An evening seawatch was very good with 29 Skuas, mostly all very close in.

Seaford Head:

Redstart - 4 females
Wheatear - 6
Lesser Whitethroat - 10 (many singing males present, but surely can't all be resident birds?)
Willow Warbler - 8

Splash Point - 16.05-19.20

Arctic Skua - 18
Great Skua - 11
Commic Tern - 529 - at last!!!
Black-throated Diver - 4
Bar-tailed Godwit - 20
Red-breasted Merganser - 7
Common Scoter - 40
Brent Geese - 19
Sandwich Tern - 10

 one of a small influx of Lesser Whitethroats today

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