Sunday, 16 May 2010

15th May, 2010 Beachy Head

RDME seawatched from 6.00-7.00am seeing:
Gannet 6W, 21E
Great Crested Grebe 2E
Sandwich Tern 2 milling about
Brent 8E

Combined totals for the area:

Kestrel 1
Swift 3
Swallow c.80 in off the sea
House Martin 3
Stonechat 6 including the first juvenile of the year (RDME)
Redstart 1 female
Wheatear 4
Nightingale h
Whitethroat 33
Lesser Whitethroat 3
Blackcap 2h
Chiffchaff 3
Willow Warbler 1
Spotted Flycatcher 7
Raven 1
Linnet 38
Goldfinch 10

Green Hairstreak 2
Dingy Skipper 1
Small Copper 1
Small Heath 2
Wall 3
Peacock 2
Small White 3
Speckled Wood 1

Early Spider Orchid c.60

Female Wheatear at Belle Tout

Male Lesser Whitethroat at Belle Tout

Fulmars at Birling Gap

Speckled Wood in the Gully

Early Purple Orchids at the Old Trapping Area