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Monday, 23 March 2015

Cuckmere & Splash Point 23/3/15

March continues to be disappointing in terms of migrants combined with cooler temperatures. A certain lack of inspiration this morning but I managed to pick up a couple of bits. Sea watching was surprisingly 'productive' in the NW wind.

This afternoon the disappointment reduced slightly as the sun came out. Another walk down the Cuckmere produced a few things, but when I got home a text from Laurence soon saw me back down Splash Point as Brent Geese were on the move. One of my favourite migrations to witness, and it was brilliant. Many thanks Laurence!!

Lower Cuckmere
Scandinavian Rock Pipit - 1
Mediterranean Gull - 1 s/p
Tufted Duck - 2 on meanders

Splash Point 10.20-11.20
Gannet - 1
Common Scoter - 26
Red-throated Diver - 12
Brent Geese - 77

Cuckmere Haven
Scandinavian Rock Pipit - 3 (all different from this mornings bird)
Snipe - 30 all in scrape
Gadwall - 1 on scrape 
Red-breasted Merganser - 1 redhead flew South 
Greenshank - 1

Brent Geese - 1255 East in 50 minutes at Splash Point. 


Scandinavian Rock Pipit in the Cuckmere
Brent Geese giving it the beans pass Splash Point - magic!!

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