Saturday, 12 January 2019

12th January, 2019 Beachy Head and Newhaven

We sea-watched from 07.50-08.50 but far fewer birds moving this morning.

Red-throated Diver 12 (6 E and 6 W)
Fulmar 4
Gannet 40 E
Auk Sp. 25 E
Stonechat 1
Raven 2

Grey Seal 1

Driving through Newhaven, and LP came on the phone with the news of a juvenile Glaucous Gull found by JP and himself,  on the beach at Newhaven Harbour and a quick de-tour and within a couple of minutes we soon connected with this.

News of a Hume's Leaf Warbler which has been present since late December in a nearby park  opposite the waste incinerator on the opposite side of the river has now been made public. We spent around 2 hours looking, and saw the Hume's on about six occasions and it was occasionally calling, but very active giving fairly brief views.

Juvenile Glaucous Gull on the beach at Newhaven Harbour.