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July 2007

Wednesday, 25 July 2007

Pair of kittiwakes on rock

Seaford kittiwakes

The Seaford kittiwake colony had a very successful breeding season, with about 800 pairs nesting on the cliffs at Splash Point. There was also a 'rebel' group of around 100 pairs on the West cliff at Newhaven, for the second year running. After the disaster of last year, when over 200 young birds died during the hot weather, the birds seemed much happier with the conditions. The RSPB has an Aren't Birds Brilliant! event there each year, with binoculars and telescopes available to get close up views of the birds. The watchpoint is manned from 10 am to 5 pm daily (weather permitting). Come along and enjoy the spectacle, or better still volunteer to help the RSPB show this seabird spectacular to the public.