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Wednesday 5 December 2018

Lower Cuckmere 5/12/18

Sadly nothing else to report other then more Gulls, although I have been trying to find something else of interest.

On Sunday afternoon, two Caspian Gulls (second-winter & third winter) in the Cuckmere.
On Monday, two Caspian Gulls (same third-winter as yesterday and a new first-winter) in the Cuckmere, as well as five Black-tailed Godwits and singles of Grey Plover and Greenshank.

Today after having a day off in between from the Gulls and having nothing else better to do, I was back and found four Caspian Gulls (a new adult, two new second-winters and the same yellow-ringed first-winter found on the 9th November) in the Cuckmere, whilst just a single Black-tailed Godwit remained. There were four Gull flocks this morning, with two in the Lower and two in the Upper Cuckmere, however all the Casps were in the lower section.

Newhaven Harbour has been quiet recently, and in the Cuckmere Valley, despite walking many wet fields I've failed to find any Water Pipits or Jack Snipe.

A lovely second-winter Caspian Gull

Adult & first-winter Caspian Gull
A more advanced second-winter 
Caspian Gull on Sunday