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Saturday 26 December 2015

Lower Cuckmere + recent stuff 26/12/15

Still getting over a grim cold where I've been bed bound for a few days, I trudged down the Lower Cuckmere this morning for some Gull action. Was quite productive with two Caspian Gulls and an adult Yellow-Legged Gull in four hours. Not much else about however. 

On Monday afternoon at a wet and windy Arlington a first-winter Caspian Gull was in the roost though the conditions were awful and I only managed a few grainy pics. 

On Christmas Eve the Red-breasted Merganser and Greenshank were still in the Cuckmere. 

first-winter Caspian Gull in Lower Cuckmere. First spotted at some distance when the bird was asleep and facing away from me......proving what an obvious individual it was. 

this third-winter Caspian Gull found by Gordon Beck was a stunner though never stood at the right angle for a decent photo. Was found just in time as I was about to walk off having stared at the Gulls for nearly three hours!!