Finally made it up Chapel Lane in Lewes, which climbs over the Cuilfail Tunnel onto Caburn. It’s an amazing spot. You look down over the river, the railway land and the town, giving you the chance to see birds of prey from above, and Little Egrets following the Ouse.
Yesterday, on a warm morning in early July, there wasn’t much activity, but Blackcaps, Whitethroats and Chiffchaffs called from around the meadow, and Marbled White butterflies flicked through the grasses.
Given the birds that pass along the Ouse Valley and over Caburn, this could be a great place to see something unusual. Last spring I saw what was almost certainly a Goshawk passing over the eastern side of Lewes – paerhaps from this vantage point the ID would have been clinched.