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Tuesday 10 April 2018

Cuckmere, Seaford Head & Rodmell 10/4/18

Slightly better today with a bit more variety. Down the Cuckmere first thing produced two Yellow Wagtails flying north and a Green Sandpiper on the scrape being the most notable birds. Phylloscs were at their most numerous for the first time this spring.

Next up was Seaford Head where there were now three Black Redstarts at Hope Gap and singles of Willow Warbler and Redwing. Graeme Lyons also had what was presumably the same Hawfinch in Hope Bottom.

This afternoon I took Pippa down to Rodmell Brooks where a Little Ringed Plover and Green Sandpiper were of note, whilst in the car park a Firecrest was in full song. Pippa was warn out so resisted on walking the cliffs to Newhaven Heights.

Cuckmere Haven
Green Sandpiper - 1 on scrape
Yellow Wagtail - 2
Willow Warbler - 1
Chiffchaff - 10
Firecrest - 2

Seaford Head
Redwing - 1
Black Redstart - 3 incl. the singing male
Willow Warbler - 1
Chiffchaff - 5

Rodmell Brooks
Little Ringed Plover - 1
Green Sandpiper - 1
Firecrest - 1

Green Sandpiper at Cuckmere Haven
Wheatear at Cuckmere Haven
Willow Warbler at Hope Bottom
Little Ringed Plover at Rodmell Brooks
Brown Hare at Rodmell
Pippa on another long walk