Red-throated Diver 11 (5 E & 6 on the sea)
Brent Goose 13 E
Eider 2 E @ 09.15 (immature drake and female)
Common Scoter 5 E
Red-breasted Merganser 1 W
Curlew 1 E
Kittiwake 3 E
Common Gull 45 all adults sat on the sea off Birling
Iceland Gull 1 ad E 08.20 to 08.24.
Auk Sp. 52 E
Skylark 50 in set-a-side field
Goldfinch 25 in set-a-side field
Linnet 25 in set-a-side field
Corn Bunting 8 in set-a-side field
Our 13th record of Iceland Gull since 1960, with the last being in March, 2012 which was also an adult and was seen later the same day at Dungeness.
We stopped off at Newhaven Harbour with the tide going out. Fair numbers of Gulls feeding on the beach chiefly Herring and Common but no sign of any unusual gulls and again no sign of the Great-northern Diver.
Looking west from the set-a-side field to the
sea-watch site at Birling Gap.