Sunday, 8 November 2015

8th November 2015 Beachy & Newhaven S2 Overcast

Merlin 2
Tawny Owl 2
Woodpigeon 1,850S
Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
Pied Wagtail 2E
Goldcrest c.8
Goldfinch 1,130E
Redpoll 3E

Woodpigeons on the move over Birling

Not the late Autumn Asian surprise we were hoping for in Belle Tout Wood

Goldfinches moving east over Beachy
Merlin opposite Chat Vale
Princes Park, Eastbourne
Common Sandpiper 1

Common Sandpiper at Princes Park

Newhaven Harbour
Caspian Gull 1 first-winter



First-winter Caspian Gull at Newhaven Harbour
On seeing large numbers of Gulls on the West Arm as we arrived, and with good numbers of Caspian Gulls in the South East, it seemed likely that we would be able to find one. But on looking through the scope we didn't anticipate that this 'classic' would be the first Gull in view !