Sunday, 18 April 2010

17th April 2010 Birling Gap & Beachy Head

Birling Seawatch 6.15am - 9.15am NE1
Red-throated Diver 2E
Black-throated Diver 2E (1 close full s/p - ex.)
Great Crested Grebe 1E
Shag 2E adults
Brent 32E
Canada Goose 2W
Greylag Geese 4W
Merganser 22E
Scoter 36E
Pintail 1E
Teal 2E
Shoveler 6E
Whimbrel 40E
Bar-tailed Godwit 6E
Grey Plover 4E
Sandwich Tern 8E
Black-headed Gull 40E
Mediterranean Gull 6E adults
Bonxie 2E
Arctic Skua 1E dark morph
Skylark 2
Swallow 5 in off

Harbour Porpoise 1E

Beachy Head
Kestrel 1
Whimbrel 2 top fields
White Wagtail 1W plus 3 alba Wagtails north
Stonechat 5
Whitethroat 2 singing
Blackcap h
Chiffchaff h

RDME found a male Ring Ouzel on the path at the southern end of Chat Vale and RKH heard a Willow Warbler there.

Weasel 1
Small Tortoiseshell 4
Peacock 3
Small White 1

Male Whitethroat just east of Belle Tout Wood

Male Common Starling in Chat Vale

Birling Gap Hotel - due to close on Tuesday 20th April 2010

Two Whimbrel in the Top Fields

Cowslip at Beachy Head Top Fields