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Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Seaford Head 30/8/16

A very impressive sunrise upon arrival was then interrupted by a stream of inbound Willow Warblers that totalled forty birds in just three minutes. The fog then rolled in which completely screwed things over. This lasted about an hour where only a handful of migrants were seen, one of which was a very confiding Grasshopper Warbler. Once it had cleared Willow Warblers were again the main feature (with now the odd Chiffchaff thrown in for the start of the overlap), and in one section by Harry's Bush a group consisting of Redstarts and Spotted Flycatchers rounded off an ok morning, with me feeling a little hard done by whilst everyone was finding Wrynecks on their patches.
Afterwards, I arrived at Sainsbury's for a quick supermarket sweep, when an Osprey flew over heading east, and could well have been one of the birds seen at Beachy later on.

Totals are:

Wheatear - 7
Whinchat - 5
Willow Warbler - 72
Whitethroat - 17
Blackcap - 8
Chiffchaff - 7
Grey Wagtail - 2 E
Grasshopper Warbler - 1
Sedge Warbler - 1
Lesser Whitethroat - 4
Spotted Flycatcher - 2
Redstart - 5
Yellow Wagtail - 6

Osprey - 1 E at 11.19 over Sainsbury's, Newhaven

 the best sunrise of the autumn so far

 Grasshopper Warbler in Hope Gap
 Spotted Flycatcher by Harry's Bush

 Willow Warblers adjacent to Harry's Bush
 male Redstart by South Hill Barn
Osprey over Sainsbury's - makes up for the supermarket being slightly more expensive then others!!

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