Looking down into Cow Gap taken by David Cooper
Path leading South through Shooters Bottom, taken by David Cooper.
Juvenile Peregrine over Shooters Bottom taken on the 8th by Roger Haggar.
Treecreeper at Birling Gap taken by David Cooper.
Reed Warbler at Birling Gap taken by David Cooper.
Sedge Warbler at Birling Gap taken by David Cooper.
Common Carpert Moth taken on the 8th by Roger Haggar.
Dingy Skipper taken at Belle Toute wood by David Cooper.
Dingy Skipper at Belle Toute wood. (Our first Autumn record).
Arrived with DC at 06.25 hrs, with slight early mist but calm. Sun soon broke through the mist but then a SE breeze picked up. Spent 5 hours walking the area with RJF. Fewer Willow Warblers seen today, but still a selection of common migrants, with the highlight being a Tree Creeper at Birling Gap a scarce bird at Beachy. Met up with RHC in Shooters Bottom and he had a Pied Flycatcher in Hodcombe yesterday. We then saw RKH & RES in the Old Trapping Area and RDME with Sarah and other members of the BHRG in the Hollow. They had another good day's ringing with 90 which included 11 Garden Warblers also fair numbers of Whitethroats etc, but fewer Willow Warblers. Bob also caught a Tree Creeper at the end of last week.
Sand Martin 20
Tree Pipit 5 W
Common Redstart 1 female
Sedge Warbler 5
Reed Warbler 2
Lesser Whitethroat 5
Common Whitethroat 52
Garden Warbler 5
Willow Warbler 19
Tree Creeper 1
Dingy Skipper 1 at Belle Toute wood. (Our first ever sighting in the Autumn).