My usual walk from Fairlight to Hastings [yesterday, Jan 25] produced a good count of 170 Great Crested Grebes below the cliffs [150 together off Firehills/Warren Glen]. As viewing opportunities are limited there were no doubt more. 30 Gannets and a few Red Throated Divers were off Firehills too. It was a very low tide, and amongst the gulls on the beach near Warren Glen was a Lesser Black Back of the race intermedius-as dark as the Great Black Back standing next to it.
In the Barley Lane fields was a large flock of corvids including at least one Rook [uncommon in the Park], 100 Linnets and at least 3 Bramblings with 30 Chaffinches.