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Thursday, 28 July 2016

Seaford Head 28/7/16

Another dire morning for migrants despite clear and calm conditions. Nothing moving overhead but the best was saved until last when a Nuthatch started calling in Harry's Bush. Being a patch tick I went into persuit and quickly found it, and was my second patch tick in two visits, so despite no migrants, I can't really complain.

Totals are:
Nuthatch - 1 juv.
Nightingale - 2 'croaking'
Willow Warbler - 2
Reed Warbler - 1
Whitethroat - 17
Lesser Whitethroat - 3

Late news from yesterday:

Splash Point briefly in the morning produced a female Common Scoter offshore. Newhaven West Beach produced juveniles of both Yellow-legged and Mediterranean Gull.

juv. Nuthatch in Harry's Bush - the black line running through the eye gets thinner close to the bill and towards the nape ageing this bird as a juv., as well as the pale underparts. An interesting link here

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