Also of interest, the juvenile Glaucous Gull found on the 12th January and not seen subsequently made a re-appearance when it was found chilling out by the meanders.
Including these, the highlights from this morning were:
Twite - 1
White-fronted Geese - 22 (flock of 21 plus 1 with Canadas)
Cackling Geese - 4
Glaucous Gull - 1 juv
Water Rail - 2
2002 was the last documented record of a Twite in the Cuckmere when a pair were seen in early October.
Twite - a Sussex tick on the patch was very welcome. After being away for the 2005 Peacehaven bird and 2010 Selsey birds, I thought my luck may have run out, so mightily pleased to see this.
the returning juvenile Glaucous Gull. The pale area on the mantle instantly recognisable
Whilst searching for the Twite on Tuesday, there were 2 Gadwall on the meanders, and 44 Golden Plover flew over.
two Gadwall on the meanders - a good record here
Golden Plover over the Cuckmere - twice in two weeks now a large flock of Golden Plover have flown over. With few known roosting sites nearby I wonder where they had come from or going to.