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Saturday 7 December 2019

Lower Cuckmere 7/12/19

Having been occupied all week from visiting the patch due to work and other commitments, I was very pleased to see the Pink-footed Goose had remained in situ from Wednesday. The goose kept in with the Canada Geese on the fields to the west of the most western path in the Cuckmere, this being where it was found on Wednesday by Mark and Simon.

It's potentially as long as 24 years since a Pink-footed Goose was in the Cuckmere, with a single record from 1995 being the only one recorded in 'recent' times, and is therefore a welcome patch tick.

Due to the light winds and unhelpful tide times I could only find a single Caspian Gull in the flock, with four to five Yellow-legged Gulls also present. An adult Mediterranean Gull was seen by Brian before I arrived.

Pink-footed Goose

third-winter Caspian Gull