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Saturday, 21 November 2015

Southwick Canal & Splash Point 21/11/15

A tough day to be out with a very cold north-westerly wind and a small flurry of snow, The Great Northern Diver showed well this morning. Afterwards checked Newhaven Harbour but nothing found in the Gull flock on low tide. Splash Point afterwards was like seawatching in the Arctic but some noteworthy species were logged. A brief visit to Piddinghoe Pond after unsurprisingly didn't produce anything of note.

Splash Point totals between 11.15-12.30 produced:

Common Scoter - 2
Common Snipe - 2 flew west
Guillemot - 2
Mediterranean Gull - 1 adult west
Golden Plover - 2 flew in off and over the town centre
Brent Geese - 4W
Gannet - 4W


 Great Northern Diver on Southwick Canal
2 Golden Plover flying in off at Splash Point - it was good to see the cold weather displacing a few species today. These Golden Plovers were my first on a seawatch here, but also the two Common Snipe were firsts. 

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