Wednesday, 19 January 2011

19 January, 2011 Beachy Head. Sunny with frost Light winds.

Went with Doreen and did a 90 minute sea-watch, we then walked the area from Birling to B/T lighthouse onto the wood and walked the field opposite. Also visited Shooters Bottom, Old Trapping Area & Hotel Garden. Again no sign of any Dartfords above B/T wood or in Shooters Bottom and no sign of any Black Redstarts or the Tawny Owls.

Red Throated Diver 5 (4 W & 1 on sea)
Great Crested Grebe 1 on sea
Fulmar 7
Gannet 60+ feeding off Birling
Cormorant 31 W
Common Gull 800+ off Birling
Kittiwake 25 W
Auks c500 of which 70 were i/d as Razorbills, 300 on the sea & 130 W.
Skylark 40 in usual field

Peacock Butterfly 1 in fine sunshine flying around the gorse above B/T wood.