KEY POINTS

Bird Watching (UK) - - Go Birding -

1

Park on the car park off Sands Lane, well back from the cliffs! Check the sea for rare gulls and pas­sage.

2

Walk through the car­a­van park via the cliff tops, mak­ing sure the area is still up­right! Look out for the Sand Martins nest­ing in the crum­bling cliffs in sum­mer and watch out for mi­grants on the move.

3

Check the rough ground for pip­its, bunt­ings and larks. To reach the larger ar­eas of rough ground you need to fol­low the ditch in­land to find a safe cross­ing place. Check for Lit­tle Owl on the con­crete bunker.

4

Check the wet flushes for waders and pip­its. Win­ter may bring in roost­ing Short-eared Owl and hunt­ing har­ri­ers. The Phrag­mites could have any sort of war­bler de­pend­ing on the time of the year.

5

Walk up the beach to Earl’s Dyke out­flow into the sea where gulls and terns may gather to preen in the fresh wa­ter. Slowly head back along the beach watch­ing the tide.

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