Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Beachy Head 25th August, 2009

Arrived at 06.15 hrs to part overcast, cool morning with a strong Westerly breeze force 3-4.
Very little seen up the lane at Birling and met up with RDME. Odd migrants seen around the whitehouse area. Shooters Bottom pretty quiet with odd Sedge & Reed Warblers and a scattering of Whitethroats.Met up with RHC who had seen yesterday a Marsh Harrier, Common Buzzard and a Firecrest in Hodcombe, PN also joined us. Moved onto the Old Trapping Area where RKH was already there,more birders than birds today. After looking at Belle Toute wood, I decided to call it a day. Migrants seen:

Wheatear 4
Sedge Warbler 1
Reed Warbler 2
Lesser Whitethroat 1
Common Whitethroat 25
Willow Warbler 2