Sunday, 17 January 2016

17th January 2016 Newhaven Harbour

With a dusting of snow this morning it felt like Winter. We checked Newhaven Harbour but just the sad sight of a stranded Guillemot being eyed-up by a first-winter Great Black-backed Gull that was defending it from other Gulls. Lots of birds present on Lewes Brooks mainly comprising good numbers of Wigeon, Teal, Lapwings, Black-headed Gulls and Starlings.

Guillemot 1

Guillemot stranded on the beach at Newhaven Harbour
Is the blackness of this individual's upperparts suggestive of the more northerly form U.a. aalge ?
Lewes Brooks
White-fronted Geese 4