Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Beachy Head area 29th July, 2009

The Gully, below Cow Gap

Male Common Blue in the Old Trapping Area.

Fox near Birling Gap.

Round Headed Rampion in Cow Gap.

White coloured form of Greater Knapweed in Whitbred Hollow.

Juvenile Peregrine over Shooters Bottom.
Common Whitethroat at Birling Gap.

Linnet in Shooters Bottom

Jackdaw with grub in Birling Gap car park.

Arrived at 06.20hrs to a calm overcast morning which felt very good for night migrants and for Swifts to be moving. Soon to be disappointed with very few migrants on the ground and not a single Swift seen in 4 hours of walking the area. Met Peter Netherway in the wood, and also saw Liz briefly who told me that they also had a Wood Warbler in Hodcombe yesterday, so therefore 2 for yesterday with ours in Belle Toute wood.

Little Egret 1 flew over Birling
Peregrine 1 juv. flew right over my head
Sand Martin 2
Grasshopper Warbler 1 in Cow Gap
Reed Warbler 1
Lesser Whitethroat 1
Common Whitethroat 24
Willow Warbler 2

Also 1 Fox at Birling.