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Saturday, 24 September 2016

Splash Point & Seaford Head 24/9/16

With a moderate SE wind blowing, me and Bob started off down Splash Point for a fruitless twenty minute seawatch, with the only notable highlight being a juv/fem Marsh Harrier flying straight out to sea at a considerable height. The Head was generally quiet, though in sheltered areas there were small flocks of Chiffchaffs, but the most notable arrival was a Firecrest on the western edge of Hope Gap. The sheep field also held a small group of Golden Plover, and a Mistle Thrush flying north at Harry's Bush ended a fairly good circuit.

Totals are:
Marsh Harrier - 1 S at 07.15 (Splash Point)   
Tree Pipit - 1 E
Wheatear - 2
Golden Plover - 5
Meadow Pipit - 20 E
Goldcrest - 3
Chiffchaff - 40
Blackcap - 19
Grey Wagtail - 3 W
Whitethroat - 5
Firecrest - 1 (first of the autumn)
Yellow Wagtail - 6
Mistle Thrush - 1 N

Firecrest in Hope Gap

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