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Saturday 21 March 2020

Splash Point 21/3/20

Once again, the cold north-easterlies have arrived and brought with it very few migrants. I started the day down Splash Point for a two hour seawatch where the obvious highlight was a close-in Great Skua.

06.10-08.10 NE 3-4:

Common Scoter - 14
Bar-tailed Godwit - 1
Gannet - 40
Guillemot - 1
Razorbill - 1
Red-throated Diver - 6
Pintail - 10
Teal - 7
Curlew - 3
Great Skua - 1
Shoveler - 7

Afterwards a tour of Seaford Head, Lower Cuckmere and the Upper Cuckmere produced very little bar a few newly arrived Chiffchaffs and two Firecrests. At Charleston Reedbed I half-heartedly scanned the distant ducks and failed to see the pair of Garganey that Andrew found maybe two hours later. I returned again in the afternoon and soon found the pair, although the flock took flight and a lengthy search after failed to find them again.

Goosander from last Sunday - Cuckmere