Monday, 10 August 2009

Beachy Head 10th August, 2009.

Low Tide off Whitbred Hollow.

Looking East in Cow Gap.

Groppers Field, Cow Gap.

1st winter Reed Warbler in Shooters Bottom.

4 pictures of an adult type Reed Warbler in Shooters Bottom.

Travellers Joy (aka Old Mans' Beard).

Wall in Cow Gap.

Arrived with Doreen at 06.25 to a warm, overcast but calm morning. Met up with RDME at Birling Gap. Spent 5 hours walking all the usual sites and saw Martin Casemore as we were about to leave Belle Toute wood. Birling Gap area was pretty quiet, but Shooters Bottom was much more lively with good numbers of Whitethroats and Reed Warblers. Little diurnal migration seen, but a Whinchat briefly on Icky Ridge was only our 2nd for the year.

Whinchat 1
Wheatear 4
Reed Warbler 10
Lesser Whitethroat 10
Common Whitethroat 110
Garden Warbler 4
Willow Warbler 19