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Friday, 11 January 2019

Piddinghoe Boating Lake, Cuckmere Haven and Goring Gap

A look around Piddinghoe Boating Lake for Bearded Tits produced only a Rock Pipit of note.

In the hope of an interesting gull or two, Cuckmere Haven was checked but there was nothing unusual among the 590 Great Black-backed Gulls and 17 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, though the latter species was new for the year for me. Curlew, Grey Plover, Redwing, Little Egret, Teal and Shelduck were among other species logged.

We raced back to Goring Gap for a spanking first-winter Caspian Gull found by Garry Messenbird. Two Mediterranean Gulls and a Lesser Black-backed Gull were in the same field.

2CY Caspian Gull at Goring Gap

2CY Caspian Gull at Goring Gap