Friday 19 September 2014

Cuckmere Dunlin.

On a very warm September day Seaford Head was the destination on the lookout for any unusual butterflies and moths. The biggest surprise was a reasonable number of Wall Brown 3rd brood. With the 2nd brood being early this year there was always going to be a 3rd brood but normally this is a partial brood that is restricted to warm South facing hillsides. This year though it looks as though any area may get some of these with double figure numbers seen today. A Clouded Yellow was also seen along with more Small Coppers.
Along the river bank a Bar-tailed Godwit was feeding, Probably the same individual that Matt saw a couple of days ago. There was also a very approachable group of 8 Dunlin which provided some photographic opportunities whilst they were feeding and sleeping.


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