Saturday, 24 April 2010

24th April 2010 Birling Gap & Beachy Head ESE1 Clear

Birling Gap Seawatch 5.00pm - 8.20pm
Red-throated Diver 3E
Diver sp. 5E
Manx Shearwater 12E at 8.05pm in a single flock. Ex.
Gannet 26E
Long-tailed Duck 1E drake s/p ex. at 6.48pm
Merganser 2E
Whimbrel 138E
Bar-tailed Godwit 1E
Grey Plover 2E
Sandwich Tern 121E
Commic Tern 296E
Common Gull c.50E
Mediterranean Gull 2 adult Summer in off the sea
Little Gull 22E
Arctic Skua 34E
Swallow 1 in off

Birling Gap Seawatch 6.00am - 11.00am
Red-throated Diver 2E
Black-throated Diver 3E ex.
Great Crested Grebe 1E, 1 on sea
Gannet 45E
Brent Geese 76E (including 2 leucistic and 1 with a white flank patch)
Canada Goose 4W, 2E
Shelduck 25E
Scoter 604E
Velvet Scoter 2E
Merganser 7E
Shoveler 5E
Pintail 2E
Auk sp. 23E
Whimbrel 51E
Curlew 1E
Bar-tailed Godwit 20E
Avocet 4E
Pomarine Skua 1E dark ex. (6.20am)
Arctic Skua 22E (4 pale, 18 dark)
Bonxie 6E
Black-headed Gull 27E
Little Gull 290E ex.
Mediterranean Gull 1E (1s)
Common Gull 35E
Sandwich Tern 320E
Arctic Tern 2E
Commic Tern 1,504E
Little Tern 22E
Black Tern 3E
Yellow Wagtail 1 in off
Sand Martin 1 in off
Swallow 2 in off

Beachy Head
Buzzard 2
Swallow 4
Whitethroat h
Willow Warbler 4
Chiffchaff 1

RHC had a Red Kite over Hodcombe in the afternoon.