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Friday 20 February 2015

Lower Cuckmere 20/2/15

After seeing nothing down Splash Point and then on Seaford Head, I again visited the Lower Cuckmere with a fully charged phone hoping yesterdays highlights were still present. I soon found a first-winter Caspian Gull having a wash on the pool. It thankfully flew and landed among the other Gulls continuously preening. Difficult to tell whether its the same bird as yesterday due to a couple of features not matching up, but maybe this was due to the rain today.

As I was about to leave, the same Glaucous Gull flew in and landed on one of the many floods, and it stayed put until I left. The Glauc does seem to appear at high tide.

first-winter Caspian Gull in Lower Cuckmere - thankfully the phone behaved today
good to see the return of this beast - Glaucous Gull