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Tuesday, 16 August 2022

Seaford Head – 12th & 13th August 2022

I was down in Sussex at the weekend, which happily coincided with a prolonged spell of easterly winds, so Pied Flycatchers were very much on the menu from the off. I paid two visits to Seaford Head and enjoyed a decent amount of southbound migrants, though nothing out of the ordinary was noted.

Combined totals for the Friday and Saturday mornings as follows:

Pied Flycatcher - 4
Nightingale - 2
Spotted Flycatcher - 1
Redstart - 1
Wheatear - 3
Garden Warbler - 7
Lesser Whitethroat - 20
Reed Warbler - 9
Common Whitethroat - 75
Blackcap - 10
Willow Warbler - 25
Snipe - 2 overhead
Green Sandpiper - 6 overhead
Swift - 5

On the Sunday, I gave the head a rest and instead went to see the Long-tailed Blue butterflies near Brighton. I counted six different individuals and was a superb ending to my time in my beloved Sussex. 

Other than this, a few swims in the sea and a Badger watch with Dad at the back of Seaford were the only activities, the latter finding four Badgers, a Fox and a super cool moonrise. 

Pied Flycatcher (top)

Reed Warbler

Willow Warbler

Willow Warbler

Pied Flycatcher