Cornix cinerea. Swallows. Some Martins at Findon. Vast floods on the Sussex rivers: the meadows all under water. Vast flood at Houghton. Martins, crossbeaks. The Sussex-rivers are very liable to floods, which occasion great loss & inconvenience to the Farmers. The cattle from this time must be taken into the yards to live on straw, because the meads, which would have maintained them many weeks longer, are all under water. The standing grass is often flooded in summer. They call their meads by the river-sides, brooks.
Posted by sydney on Oct 18th, 1770