Sunday, 28 March 2010
DC did a 2.5 hrs sea-watch and was joined by RHC & PN. and the following movement was recorded: 4 Red Throated Divers E., 26 Gannets e & 12 W., 3 Shelduck W., 2 Red Breasted Mergansers E., 98 Common Scoter E., 4 Eiders E., 17 Kittiwakes E., 1 2nd summer Med. Gull, 1 dark morph Arctic Skua E.
Very few migrants seen on the Headland with a single Swallow and 2 Chiffchaffs.
RHC had a Black Redstart in Hodcombe (he also had one on the 25th).
A heavily abraded and bleached first winter colour ringed white winged gull resembling a first winter Iceland Gull in bare part colouration but structurally (angular-headed, long legged, and large billed) near identical to the accompanying Herring Gulls so considered most likely to be an albino or leucistic first winter Herring Gull.
Posted by Beachy Head at 04:15
Thursday, 25 March 2010
Wednesday, 24 March 2010
TWP visited the Head today in thick mist and saw the following migrants. 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Firecrests (1 Belle Toute wood & 1 Shooters Bottom) & 7 Redwings.
PN also visited the Headland again in thick mist but the only migrant seen was a single Black Redstart.
Posted by Beachy Head at 05:32
Monday, 22 March 2010
Sunday, 21 March 2010
Brent Geese 12E
Black-headed Gull 150E
Golden Plover 1N
Tawny Owl h
Meadow Pipit 30
Stonechat 4 males, 1 female
Black Redstart 2 female-types
Wheatear 2 males
Posted by Beachy Head at 09:00
Thursday, 18 March 2010
RDME did a sea-watch and recorded the following:
111 Common Scoter E., 2 Med. Gulls, 12 Divers sp. E & 2 Black Throated Divers E., 6 Brent Geese, 15 Eiders E (14 males), & 16 Gannets.
Also saw in the area 3 Ravens, & 2 Black Redstarts (1 male at Birling & female type at Belle Toute Lighthouse).
Posted by Beachy Head at 04:00