Saturday, 7 February 2015

7th February, 2015 Various sites in East Sussex

Our first stop was at Spatham Lane Sewage Farm:
20 Pied Wagtails
2 Grey Wagtails
No sign of any Chiffchaffs

We briefly stopped at Newhaven Harbour at low tide but no sign of any unusual Gulls.

We quickly moved on to Tide Mills:
1 Jack Snipe
12 Common Snipe
10 Song Thrushes
1 Grey Wagtail

Our next stop was at Birling Gap area:
c30 Stock Doves
c200+ Skylarks
60 Corn Buntings
2 Tawny Owls
1 male Yellowhammer

Princes Park lake
Just the usual Gulls including a ringed Black-headed Gull

Ringed Black-headed Gull at Princes Park

We then moved onto West Rise
1 female Marsh Harrier
1 Water Rail
Just small numbers of common duck
5 Common Snipe
1 Grey Wagtail

Our final visit was to Bexhill where we had some excellent views of the adult male Snow Bunting.



Adult male Snow Bunting on Bexhill beach.