Wednesday, 4 December 2013


Only a twenty minute drive from my Brighton flat and with potential for most things to turn up, I've decided on the Newhaven area as my university patch. With attractive coastal scrub, rough fields and wetlands there are plenty of birding opportunities and I look forward to spending some time there over the next three years. Today I enjoyed good views of some of the wintering Purple Sandpipers as well as six Eiders which have been in the area for a little while now, but I failed once again to find the Iceland Gull that has been seen on and off.

Purple Sandpipers afford good views on the East Pier

One of six Eiders today