Butterflies highlights included a single Painted Lady and a fine male Small Blue which was present in the Old Trapping Area which may possibly be a new site for the Small blue butterfly.
Red Kite 1 Juv W over Birling @ 07.40
Curlew 2 E
Sedge Warbler 3
Lesser Whitethroat 1 Shooters Bottom
Common Whitethroat 11
Willow Warbler 1
Juvenile Red Kite over Birling
Sedge Warbler at Birling
Willow Warbler in Shooters Bottom-the only one we saw today.
Male Chalk Hill Blue
Painted Lady in Shooters Bottom
Male Small Blue in the Old Trapping Area
We had received a text from Matt to inform us that he had just found a Cattle Egret on the western side of the lower Cuckmere. On our way home we stopped off but unfortunately the Cattle Egret had already departed. We walked down the western side and then back along the river at low tide and saw in the region of 20+ Little Egrets and 5 Dunlin which gave me the opportunity to photograph these. (Many thanks for the text Matt).
Looking across to Birling and Belle Tout from the Cuckmere
Adult Dunlin still in summer plumage-An under-rated bird when you
don't see too many of them
Dunlin - appears to be a juvenile moulting into 1stW plumage.
(Thanks to George Heath and David Cooper for their comments
on this plumage).
A flyby Spitfire