11th November 2018 Hard Work

Continuation of very strong SW winds with occasional showers.


Holywell beach.

Again a fair bit undertaken on foot with JP. Holywell, top bushes around the pub, Belle Tout, Cornish Farm, Long Down, Birling Gap and Went Hill.

Still a number of Goldcrest (c80) spread throughout the sites visited but just a single Firecrest on Long Down, c4 Chiffchaff seen. The Eurasian Treecreeper remains in Belle Tout wood along with a Ring Ouzel flushed from bushes on it’s western edge in the company of 2 Redwing. A Woodcock (the third sighting of the week) was also flushed from the SW edge of the wood on Long Down. With so many Caspian Gulls seen in the Cuckmere over the last 48hrs it was with some disbelief one couldn’t be found among the c250 large gulls present in the fields around Birling Gap.


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