on 14th a walk over the downs was quiet but a firecrest was a surprise in an isolated hilltop hawthorn clump. a red kite was also seen. at rodmell there were 3 hobbies lingering over the track. on 13th a crossbill flew over gildredge park. having lived in eastbourne for a year now i never saw a great spotted woodpecker but all of a sudden i'm seeing them on a daily basis in my local parks and even at the back of my garden.