Trip reports

Wednesday Walk: Splash Point and Seaford Head

Male chaffinch singing on branch

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Seven people joined me at Splash Point for a short observation of the kittiwake colony. We also saw carrion crow, starling, herring gull, jackdaw and a single cormorant.

We then moved off, minus one person, for the ascent of Seaford Head which we thankfully concluded before the sun burst through the clouds. During the ascent we saw three raven, two rock pipit, six meadow pipit. 12 swift and a single linnet.

On Seaford Head we saw a pair of stonechat, plus two each of magpie and skylark. The dung heap had the predictable pied wagtail and then the best part of the walk in the area of the Aircraft Beacon produced whitethroat, chaffinch (pictured), blackbird, dunnock, blue tit, great tit, greenfinch and wood pigeon. Butterflies seen were large skipper, common blue and small heath.

Back at Splash Point we were treated to a fly past by two oystercatcher.

David Jode