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Monday, 30 October 2017

Seaford Head & Cuckmere Haven 30/10/17

My last day before a week of earlies was superb weather wise, and with regards to the birds it was ok. Due to the clear and biting cold conditions early on there was a good selection of stuff moving over. Upon arrival Fieldfare and Redwings dominated, and then Bramblings started to get going that soon turned to be a personal record count at this site. Very little else was grounded however with the long staying Treecreeper being the highlight.

Afterwards the Cuckmere and Haven Brow loop produced a few bits that are locally noteworthy.

Seaford Head

Fieldfare - 10 W
Redwing - 40 W
Brambling - 28 W
Snipe - 2 W
Corn Bunting - 1 W
Redpoll - 75 E
Siskin - 20 E
Bullfinch - 1h
House Martin - 1
Swallow - 1
Treecreeper - 1
Firecrest - 1

Cuckmere Haven

Shoveler - 1
Water Rail - 1
Redshank - 23
Dunlin - 4
Brambling - 1
Swallow - 4


some of the Bramblings from this morning. Annually I struggle to get over ten in a day in October, so today was exceptional. Its been a good month for Finches here but little in the way of anything else.
Shoveler mixed in with the Wigeon and Teal on the river
aircraft sp. over the Cuckmere