Lesser Florican - August 2023

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Sunday 2 August 2020

Seaford Head 2/8/20

My first visit on the Head this autumn was predictably quiet given the westerly breeze overnight and the cloudless skies. However, it was great to be looking at 'yellow-suffused' Willow Warblers again! The highlight of the morning was a Cuckoo that got inadvertently flushed at Hope Bottom, whilst my first Whinchat of the year(!) was close-by. It was rather slim pickings though and rather disappointing not to find a Pied Flycatcher, given that a few have been found in the county today.

My first Migrant Hawker of the year was at Harry's Bush and a Silver-spotted Skipper were also found.


Willow Warbler - 20
Whitethroat - 20
Reed Warbler - 2
Lesser Whitethroat - 2
Blackcap - 3
Chiffchaff - 2
Cuckoo - 1
Whinchat - 1
Sand Martin - ca. 30 W
Swift - ca. 40 W



Willow Warbler

Common Whitethroat

Green Woodpecker

Silver-spotted Skipper

Willow Warbler