Lesser Florican - August 2023

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Friday 17 August 2018

Seaford Head 17/8/18

The first calm and clear morning for a while coincided with my first day off from work. Upon arrival there was a steady trickle of Willow Warblers moving inland, which were soon joined by a Spotted Flycatcher and many Whitethroats with the same idea. Plenty of Sylvia Warblers this morning all over the place made for an enjoyable morning, with the only added interest being a showy Nightingale and a brief Grasshopper Warbler, the latter bringing up another '9 species of Warbler' day. I stayed on until late morning hoping for a raptor but with no joy.

Totals are:
Willow Warbler - 70
Whitethroat - 80
Lesser Whitethroat - 8
Garden Warbler - 6
Tree Pipit - 1
Wheatear - 6
Sedge Warbler - 1
Whinchat - 1
Spotted Flycatcher - 1
Reed Warbler - 15
Blackcap - 14
Chiffchaff - 2
Nightingale - 1
Grasshopper Warbler - 1
Yellow Wagtail - 12
Swift - 2

On Monday I twitched the Hooded Crow at Medmerry RSPB, this being my third county tick this year. A horrendous photo can be found below.

Wheatear at South Hill Barn
Nightingale at Hope Bottom
Willow Warbler at Harry's Bush
A grim photo of the Hooded Crow (right)
at Medmerry RSPB on Monday