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Saturday, 5 September 2015

Seaford Head 5/9/15

A very calm morning and it started off sunny with was a great relief, but sure enough the thick cloud rolled over and the place became cold and miserable with the odd shower thrown in for good measure. The area was generally quiet but there were a few highlights to mention, best being a Shag just off Hope Gap.

Totals are:

Cuckoo - 1 juv
Wheatear - 5
Whinchat - 1
Yellow Wagtail - 10
Grey Wagtail - 2
Whitethroat - 50
Lesser Whitethroat - 3
Blackcap - ca. 60
Garden Warbler - 1
Willow Warbler - 7
Chiffchaff - 6
Reed Warbler - 2
Redstart - 3
Spotted Flycatcher - 2
Siskin - 16W
Goldcrest - 2
Hobby - 1
Swift - 2
House Martin - ca. 750
Meadow Pipit - 6E
Shag - 1 offshore from Hope Gap

Yesterday a short morning visit produced the first Goldcrest of the autumn here, and a good count of 125 Blackcaps individually counted moving north up Hope Gap, Also a Firecrest present and the usual bits.

 juv. Cuckoo by Harry's Bush
 imm. Shag off Hope Gap
 juv. Siskin by Harry's Bush
Spotted Flycatcher by Harry's Bush


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