Iceland Gull
dFH: 7 records before 1947 and 19 during 1947-61, 14 March to May, 1 June, 1 August, 1 November and 8 December and January (>> 1 March to May missing).
1852 One killed at Pagham in January
1866 One obtained at Eastbourne on January 31
1874 Two between Hastings and Rye cMarch 20, one being obtained
1881 One obtained at Beachy Head on January 21
1889 One obtained at Portobello, Brighton just before December 25
1913 One seen at Hastings on December26
1931 An adult seen at Hove Lagoon on January 11
1947 A juvenile at Pett Level on March 1
An adult at Hove on August 12
1950 An adult at Newhaven on March 25
One at Langney Point on April 2
An immature in the lower Cuckmere Valley on April 20
An adult at Rye Harbour from May 8 to 18
1951 One at Seaford Head on March 25
A first-summer at Langney Point on June 28
1952 A first-winter at Langney Point on March 13
1953 A first-summer at Langney Point on May 9
1955 A first-summer at Portobello, Brighton on May 13
1956 One at Seven Sisters on April 16 and 20
1958 A first-winter at Hove Lagoon from January 24 to mid June and again (when second-winter) from September 24, 1958 to January 22, 1961 (when adult) had a damaged leg
A first-winter at Hawkensbury, near Tunbrige Wells on December 8 and 9
1959 A first-winter west off Cuckmere Haven on November 22
1961 A first-winter at Selsey Bill on March 19 and April 26
A second-summer at Selsey Bill and Sidlesham Ferry between May 14 and 22
A first-winter at Shoreham-by-Sea on December 31
1964 An adult at Langney Point on June 2
1966 An adult west along Seven Sisters on March 19
1967 An adult at Selsey Bill on April 15
1968 A sub-adult at Beachy Head on April 23
1972 An immature at Hove from March 4 to 9
An immature at Selsey Bill on November 25 and December 12
1982 A first-winter at Rye Harbour on February 20 and Pett on February 21
A first winter at Beachy Head on April 4 and 5
1983 A first-summer at Littlehampton on April 28
A first-summer, probably the same, at Birling Gap on May 5
A first-winter at Beachy Head on November 5
1984 An adult at Chichester Gravel Pits from January 17 to 21
A first-winter at Church Norton on February 26
A first-summer at Beachy Head on March 23 and 25
An adult at Beachy Head from March 25 to April 1
A first-summer at Southwick on April 5
A second-summer at Hastings on April 25
A first-summer at Worthing on April 25
A first-summer, presumably the same, west at Widewater and Worthing on May 6
A second-summer, probably the Hastings individual, at Brighton Marina on May 5
A second-summer, presumably the Hastings individual,, at Pebsham Tip from May 18 to 20
1985 A third-winter at Bulverhythe on February 10
An adult at Selsey Bill on April 3
A first-summer at Rye Harbour on April 8
A third-summer at Rye Harbour on May 4
A third-summer, possibly the same, at Pagham Harbour on July 5
1986 A first-winter at Combe Haven on January 13
1987 A first-summer at Church Norton on May 9
1989 A second-winter at Pagham Harbour on January 3
A first-summer at Beachy Head on April 8
An adult at Climping on October 22
1990 A first-winter at Littlehampton on November 28
A first-winter at Pilsey on December 28
1991 A first-winter east off Selsey Bill on January 5, at Brighton Marina on 13th and at Shoreham Harbour from January 15 to 23
A first-winter at Newhaven on April 6
A second-summer near Newhaven between May 18 and 27
1992 A first-summer at Selsey Bill on April 19
A first-winter at Newhaven on April 22 and May 4
An adult on the River Adur at Shoreham-by-Sea on December 21
1993 A first-winter east at Selsey Bill and later at Shoreham Harbour on January 17
A second-winter at Glyne Gap, Bexhill on March 7
1994 A second-winter at Pagham Harbour on January 13
A first-winter at Shoreham Harbour on January 13
A first-winter at Selsey Bill on March 8 departed west and was probably that seen in Chichester Harbour on 12th
A second-summer at Splash Point, Seaford on April 22
1995 A second-winter at Weir Wood Reservoir on January 8
A first or second-year roosted at Pagham Harbour on February 22
1996 A first-winter at Norman's Bay on March 3 flew off west
A first-year, possibly the same, at Birling Gap on March 17
A first-summer at Newhaven Harbour and Seaford on March 25
A second-summer at Pett Level on May 10
A second-summer, presumably the same, at Ternery Pool, Rye Harbour on May 12
1997 A second-winter roosted at Arlington Reservoir on February 26
A second-winter briefly at Splash Point, Seaford on March 14
An adult or third-winter past Selsey Bill on March 21
A first-winter at Selsey Bill on November 16 and Pagham Harbour on 18th and 19th
An adult at Pagham Harbour on November 18
1998 A first-winter at Selsey Bill on Janaury 2
A first-winter on the beach at Bulverhythe, St Leonards-on-sea On January 30
A first-winter, presumably the same, between Shoreham and Brighton Marina from January 7 to April 19
A first-summer bird at BelleTout, Beachy Head on March 28 may have been the same
A first-winter, possibly the same, at Selsey Bill on April 5
A first-winter at Splash Point, Seaford on April 19 and 23 was thought to be different as it appeared to have been seen at about the same time as the earlier bird was at Shoreham
1999 An immature was at Sidlesham Ferry on March 10
A first-summer bird was at Selsey Bill and Pagham Harbour on March 25
An immature, with at least one missing primary from its left wing, was at Splash Point, Seaford on the March 28
2000 A first-winter off Brighton Marina and Saltdean on February 19
A third-winter at Combe Haven on February 22
Another first-winter at Brighton Marina and West Pier on April 21
An adult on the beach at Selsey Bill on November 7
2001 An immature at Rye Harbour on March 15
An immature at Splash Point, Seaford on April 13 was later seen at Birling Gap
An immature off Brighton Beach on May 20
2002 A first-winter roosted in Pagham Harbour on January 10
2003: A second year at Rye Harbour
2005: A second winter at Selsey Bill (WS) on January 27
2006: An adult flew over Brighton Marina (ES) on Decemeber 11
A first wiinter roosted at Arlington Reservoir (ES) on December 31
2007: An immature was seen flying west past Ferring Beach (WS) on January 5
A first winter at Barcombe Reservoir (ES) on February 18
A first winter on the River Adur opposite the airport (WS) from March 11 to 25
An adult at Selsey Bill (WS) on May 5
2008
: A first winter at Selsey Bill (WS) on January 29
An adult at Splash Point (ES) on February 21
One at Arlington Reservoir seen roosting on March 1, 6 and 8
A first winter at Portobello (ES) on March 6 and 13
A first winter at Newhaven Harbour (ES) on March 9
A first winter flying east past Ovingdean (ES) on March 15
A first winter was at Telscombe Cliffs (ES) from April 21 to 25
A second winter at Warnham LNR (WS) on December 27
2009: An adult at Splash Point, Seaford (ES) on January 24
A first winter first found at Hove Lagoon on January 26 then spent time around the Power Station until March 31
A first winter on the Adur opposite Shoreham Airport (WS) on March 29
A first winter at Brighton Marina (ES) on April 11
2011: One on rocks below Seaford Head (ES) on April 23
2012:One seen offshore at Telscombe Cliffs (ES) on January 20. It was joined by another at Newhaven Harbour (ES) on January 21. One or other of these two birds were then seen regularly at Newhaven, also off Telscombe and Shoreham up to April 29