Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Goring Gap, Brooklands Park and Cuckmere Haven

Goring Gap was quiet this morning, save for three fly-over Siskins. There was barely anything offshore: a Kittiwake, three Gannets and four Red-breasted Mergansers. 14 Mediterranean Gulls included a yellow-ringed adult but I was unable to get the full code. The male Reed Bunting was still singing and now looks as though it's intent on holding territory, and a Meadow Pipit was still present. Waders on the beach included 17 Turnstones, nine Sanderlings and 20 Dunlin.

Brooklands Park had three Firecrests affording excellent views near the stream, where a Cetti's Warbler called briefly. 10 Teal and two Little Grebes were on the lake and a Chiffchaff was in song. A Siskin flew over.

Firecrest at Brooklands Park

Ingrid and I popped in to Cuckmere Haven later on, where we got nice views of the Glossy Ibis on the north side of the road before it was spooked by two sparring Peregrines.

Glossy Ibis at Cuckmere Haven