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Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Cuckmere Haven 27/9/17

Managed to squeeze in a couple of hours down the Cuckmere this afternoon and with Dad we had a productive visit. Was both pleased to find a Curlew Sandpiper and Little Stint along the river (the latter being only my second record in the Cuckmere) and also a showy Merlin by the scrape. A circuit around Haven Brow and Foxhole produced plenty of Chiffchaffs but little else.

Totals are:

Curlew Sandpiper - 1 juv
Little Stint - 1 juv
Dunlin - 6
Mediterranean Gull - 1 adult
Merlin - 1 fem
Whinchat - 1
Wheatear - 12
Chiffchaff - 30+

 Curlew Sandpiper along the river
 Little Stint along the river
Curlew Sandpiper (right) in flight
 Little Stint (right) in flight
 both of the star birds together
Merlin over the scrape