Wednesday, 18 December 2013
today with the return of strong southerlies there were lots of gulls on the go, my visit to west rise only produced 2 yellow-legged tho. the smew has been showing well in the northeast arm of the lake. yesterday i went down the cuckmere again but the wind had changed to the northeast, the worst direction you want for gulls and they were all out on the sea and along the undercliff. there were obviously loads of lbbg still about, frustrating knowing there were record numbers of caspo's around at the weekend. i still managed to see 3 each of caspian and yellow-legged. the 2 wintering firecrests were along the path just south of the pub.