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Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Cuckmere Haven & Newhaven Harbour 3/8/16

Still too windy for the headland so the same routine as yesterday, resisting the easy twitch to Devon for a Least Sandpiper. The Cuckmere was again quiet. A small movement of Gulls moving down the valley and out to sea held a juv. Yellow-legged Gull, but other than this not much with the following totals:

Yellow-legged Gull - 1 juv
Dunlin - 23
Common Sandpiper - 1
Hobby - 1

This afternoon in strong sunlight I could only find one Yellow-legged Gull among the larger numbers of Herring Gulls at Newhaven West Beach. Maybe I should've gone to Devon!!

 Dunlin show very well this time of year

 juv. Yellow-legged Gull in the Cuckmere - a very long-winged individual appearing larger then the accompanying Herring Gull (out of shot)
 juv. Yellow-legged Gull - I actually picked this bird out by it's tertial patterning, not very cool!! The bird is on the far left and appears larger and longer then the juv. Herring Gulls to the right.
juv. Yellow-legged Gull at Newhaven Harbour

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