Sunday, 18 April 2010

18th April 2010 Birling Gap & Beachy Head

Birling Gap Seawatch 6.15am - 9.30am E1
Red-throated Diver 7E
Little Egret 1E
Gannet 8E
Brent 324E including a 'pale brown' leucistic individual
Shelduck 6E, 2W
Merganser 9E
Eider 7E
Scoter 451E
Teal 5
Merlin 1W female
Whimbrel 7E
Oystercatcher 6W
Black-headed Gull 24E
Mediterranean Gull 4E adults
Little Gull 146E
Arctic Skua 1E
Sandwich Tern 33E
Pomarine Skua 1E pale morph ex.
Swallow 7 in off
Willow Warbler 1 in off

Harbour Porpoise 3

Beachy Head
Nightingale 1 singing and glimpsed several times just west of Belle Tout
Wheatear 9
Stonechat 2
Common Redstart 1 male
Whitethroat 2
Blackcap 1 male
Willow Warbler 25

RDME saw 1 Chiffchaff in Shooters Bottom, a Common Buzzard near Hodcombe and a Raven and RHC saw a Marsh Harrier over Hodcombe which played host to 10 Willow Warblers and a Whitethroat.