All sorts at Cuckmere Haven

An extraordinary selection of good birds reported from Cuckmere Haven today by Liam Curson. They included two Little Ringed Plovers, a Water Pipit, a Yellow-legged Gull, a Black-necked Grebe and six White Wagtails, plus a smart Bar-headed Goose (picture of the last and further details over at SOS Sightings)

Ordinarily, any one of these might have been the highlight of a trip to the Lower Cuckmere…

Elsewhere, two Redstarts seen by Bob Eade at Frog Firle (between Seaford and Alfriston), as well as several Whitethroats, which seem to have arrived widely in Sussex over the last few days.

Yesterday a Red Kite was reported from the Downs near Berwick (John Bailey & Mack Burnside, via SOS), with presumably the same bird seen over Seaford (via Birdguides).

Eight Buzzards over Rodmell was a good count  (Sharifin Gardiner, SOS).


Osprey at Exceat, etc

View of Seven Sisters, taken 23 August by Flickr user MaxiRider Mark

View of Seven Sisters, taken 23 August by Flickr user MaxiRider <Mark>

An Osprey showing well from Exceat Bridge yesterday lunchtime (via Birdguides).

Also on Saturday, a Marsh Harrier and a Redstart at Lords Burgh (Alan Kitson, per SOS) and Redstart, Raven and 2 Spotted Flycatchers in Firle village (see Firle Birds).

There was fairly heavy warbler passage at Seaford Head, plus a squealing Water Rail on Seaford Head Golf Course and Tree Sparrow again (Liam Curson et al, via SOS)

Not far away, the juv Rose-coloured Starling showing for its second day at Sheepcote Valley, Brighton (see The Kemp Town Enclosures).