Stonechats, Great Black-Backed Gulls, Lapwings: a dark day at Seaford Head & Cuckmere Haven 17.12.21
I took the 12 bus to Seaford and walked across Seaford Head; up Hope Bottom, down to Cuckmere Haven, and walked up the west bank Cuckmere riverbank path. I crossed the river at the Exceat Bridge, then walked down the eat side riverbank path, then returned on the main path to the bus stop, getting a 12X bus back to Brighton.
It was mostly very overcast with very low light. The photographs are in chronological order.
Bird species I saw: Stonechats, Goldfinches, House Sparrows, Blackbirds, Carrion Crows, Magpies, Herring Gulls, Black-Headed Gulls, Great Black-Backed Gulls, Redshanks, Oystercatchers, Lapwing, Teal, Wigeon, Mallards, Shelducks, Little Egrets, Pheasants, Great Crested Grebes and Little Grebes
Toward the Belle Toit Lighthouse (Seven Sisters)
Blackbird in privet
Black-Headed Gulls, Herring Gulls and Great Black-Backed Gulls
Great Black-Backed Gulls - in the usual pre-roost congregation location - marsh fields to the west of the Cuckmere
A Swan (with grass round its neck)
A Great Crested Grebe?
A Little Egret and a Shellduck
Great Black-Backed Gulls
A Little Egret
A log Reindeer; part of the Seven Sisters Country Park Reindeer Trail, for more information see: Winter Reindeer Trail - Seven Sisters