Looking over Belle Toute wood towards Cornish Farm.
Northern Wheatear above Belle Toute wood.
Two pictures of a Grasshopper Warbler at Birling Gap.
Three pictures of a Sedge Warbler at Birling Gap.
Sorry John, I am not an Aquatic!!
Four pictures of various Reed Warblers taken in Shooters Bottom.
Common Swift over the Headland.
Robin at Birling Gap.
Two shots of a Silver Spotted Skipper by Belle Toute wood.
Peacock butterfly in the Hotel Garden.
Gatekeeper (aka the Hedge Brown).
Arrived with Doreen at 06.15 hrs. to a fine sunny morning with a slight SW breeze. Walked the whole area in just over 5 hours. Another morning with fair numbers of migrants present, although fewer Willow Warblers in the Birling Gap area, than yesterday. Saw Nick Pope at Shooters Bottom, and had a chat with RDME who was ringing in Whitbred Hollow. Bob had another successful morning ringing about 60 birds mainly Willow Warblers but with a nice selection of other migrants. We met up with PN at Belle Toute wood who had just seen a Hobby at Shooters Bottom.
Sand Martin 5
Nightingale 2 croaking in Shooters Bottom.
Grasshopper Warbler 5
Sedge Warbler 6
Reed Warbler 9
Lesser Whitethroat 5
Common Whitethroat 66
Garden Warbler 2
Willow Warbler 20
Small Tortoiseshell 4
Clouded Yellow 5
Adonis Blue 1
Chalk Hill Blue 80
Silver Spotted Skipper 3 (Our first for the year).
Painted Lady 50