Wednesday 11 December 2013

Newhaven again

In what will probably be my last visit to the uni patch until I get back from the Christmas holidays in early January, I spent a few hours either side of my only lecture of the day in the Newhaven area. This time I actually saw a Bearded Tit, adding the species to my patch list, while the day's other addition came in the form of a female Common Scoter that flew east.

Turnstone on the East Pier
Also a the juvenile Spoonbill, five Eiders, a distant probable Red-throated Diver, Chiffchaff, Red-legged Partridge (heard), eight or so Common Snipes, Chiffchaff, Sanderling, two Water Rails (heard), two Little Egrets, Skylark, Turnstone, 22 Teal, Meadow Pipit, Reed Bunting, around 250 Lapwings and 26 Curlews.