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Monday 23 January 2017

Newhaven Heights 23/1/17

A morning of freezing fog was enough to get me on the cliffs hoping for some coastal 'winter movement', but there was little if anything moving through. However, the same field that I had encountered plenty of Buntings last year was yet again full of birds. The majority of which were Skylarks, but also stacks of Corn Buntings, Reed Buntings and Linnets. I just wonder if a stray Pine Bunting could be mixed in with this lot, and I'll certainly keep looking through these birds just in case there is.

Estimated totals are as follows:

Skylark - 250
Corn Bunting - 150
Linnet - 150
Reed Bunting - 75
Meadow Pipit - 10

 Corn Bunting

 Reed Bunting
 looking back towards Peacehaven undercliff

 Newhaven Heights - a frosty crop field holding several hundred birds, most of which can easily be viewed along the hedgeline along the right side of this photo
Budapest on Tuesday - a lovely sunset with temperatures at a chilly -8 celcius