An afternoon visit firstly to the north of Exceat produced a superb Goosander along the river, that initially was perched on the exposed bank. The Pink-footed Goose was located in the fields here among the many Canadas, and a large gull flock contained a few Yellow-legged Gulls but little else of note. Moving down to the Lower Cuckmere produced more gulls, this time with more variety within the flock.
A grim first-winter Caspian Gull
that presumably has mixed parentage. The
adult present was far from having this issue.