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Monday 16 October 2017

Seaford Head & Cuckmere Haven 16/10/17

With being on standby this morning and knowing I'd probably survive I did my normal circuit and thankfully didn't get called. The area held good numbers of Goldcrests today with the odd Firecrest also seen, but nothing like the numbers down in Dorset. Finches again were passing overhead but just the likely species encountered today.

The Cuckmere held a single Firecrest and Willow Warbler at Foxhole with a further 15 Goldcrest also scattered around the area.

I was going to head out this pm but the Sahara desert arrived in force making all the Gulls go to roost early and no doubt most other things, but the intensity of 'dust' was very cool.

With southerly winds dominating this week a Pallas's must be on the cards!!

Totals for Seaford Head are:

Firecrest - 4
Goldcrest - 42
Chiffchaff - 4
Blackcap - 3
Redpoll - 30 over
Siskin - 5 over
Plus large numbers of the commoner Finches and a few flocks of Starlings moving east as well.

Firecrest in Hope Bottom
Willow Warbler at Foxhole Farm