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Monday 28 March 2016

Pulborough Brooks & Seaford Head 28/3/16

A strange day today with my flight being cancelled meaning I could nip down and see the drake American Wigeon that was found the previous evening by Gordon Beck. It showed ok but mainly at the back of the lake sheltering from the hurricane.

 After this I rested having been up for most of the night thanks to Katie, thankfully Katie also woke Paula so I don't have to explain that one!

In the afternoon I tried another Firecrest count, this time on Seaford Head. Several were found around Harry's Bush and Hope Gap with all birds feeding very low down and showing incredibly well, though too quick for the camera.

American Wigeon - 1 drk - County tick
Swallow - 1
Sand Martin - 2

Seaford Head:
Firecrest - 9
Goldcrest - 2
Corn Bunting - 1
Chiffchaff - 1

poor shots of the American Wigeon at Pulborough
This bird represents the 2nd county record of this species, the last being in 1996 at Pagham Harbour.