I know it isn't in Seaford, but i couldn't resist putting this photo of a Lapland Bunting seen at Pagham Harbour on today. It showed extremely well down to a few feet. Also close by on the Breech Pool was a juv. Spoonbill.
Finally a change in wind direction to a light southerly resulted in a good influx of birds.
The morning started of slow with only the usual Chiffchaffs and Blackcaps on offer, but at the seaward end of Hope Gap, whilst watching 3 Blackcaps, a much larger, blue/grey Warbler popped into view. A Barred Warbler. The bird however was mobile and very elusive, but i managed to get a few record shots. Waiting for the bird to show again, Marc Read appeared and shouted Icterine Warbler. This bird was also very elusive, until late in the morning when scope views were obtained of the Icky. Later on the Barred reappeared and showed well on and off all morning. By far one of the best mornings i have had up Seaford Head all autumn.
The Barred Warbler stayed for another four days, but remained very elusive.
Landguard NR ARCTIC WARBLER - 1 - superb views of this phyllosc. The long primary projection very visible, as was the dis-jointed supercilium at the base of the bill. A fantastic bird which showed well in dismal weather.
After a fruitless visit to Rodmell for a Great White Egret and Tilgate for Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers, a call from Ian Barnard soon saw me down Pett for a first for Sussex. The bird in question was a drk KING EIDER.
On arrival it was nowhere to be seen, however a call from Chris Ball confirming its relocation further down the sea wall had all determined county listers take part in a wacky races event, and thankfully all present saw it.
Offshore at Pett KING EIDER - 1 drk
Velvet Scoter - 5