Trip reports

Wednesday Walk: Splash Point and Seaford Head

Pair of kittiwakes on rock

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Twelve members joined me for a walk in glorious sunshine. Setting off from Splash Point we were rewarded with beautiful views of the busy breeding colony of kittiwakes (pictured). As we climbed up the western slope of Seaford Head we saw the Isle of Wight temporarily before it either disappeared in a sea mist or sank! The grassland was alive with butterflies and stunning wild flowers, including bee orchids. Apart from the kittiwakes, we observed blackbird, reed bunting, chaffinch, cormorant, crow, dunnock, herring gull, jackdaw, magpie, sandwich tern (obligingly posing on the outfall marker at Splash Point), wood pigeon, meadow and rock pipit, starling, skylark, house sparrow, stonechat and great tit.

Tony Vass