Thursday, 6 August 2009

Beachy Head 6th August, 2009.

Low Tide at Birling Gap.

Cow Gap

Belle Toute Gully looking towards Seaford Head.

Two images of a Common Whitethroat at Birling.

Skylark in Cow Gap.

Meadow Pipit at Birling.

Willow Warbler on Icky Ridge.

Two images of the under-wing of Silver Spotted Skipper at Belle Toute.

Rest-harrow in the Hotel Garden.

Birdsfoot Trefoil in the Hotel Garden.

Arrived at 06.15 hrs to a clear, warm, humid morning with a breeze from the North. Small increase in Warbler numbers from yesterday, and a small westerly passage of Swallows during the early morning with over 100 moving through. Two Mute Swans flew past Birling going west. Met with PN at Birling who informed me that he had 7 Wheatears after I had left yesterday. I also met up with him later in Belle Toute wood, and he had seen similar species as myself with the addition of a Grasshopper Warbler near Belle Toute. Migrants seen:

Swallow 120 West
Wheatear 1
Sedge Warbler 4
Reed Warbler 2 (including 1 singing in the Gully).
Lesser Whitethroat 4
Common Whitethroat 68
Blackcap 1
Willow Warbler 28