Monday, 3 January 2011

3rd January 2011 Beachy Head Overcast N1

We did a sea-watch between 08.00 - 10.00 hrs and then walked the area from Birling Gap to Belle Tout lighthouse onto the wood and then into the field before returning back to Birling. No sign of any Dartfords or Black Redstarts.

Red-throated Diver 110E, 138W
Great Crested Grebe 8 on sea
Gannet 33E, 25W
Fulmar 3
Cormorant 16E, 11W
Brent 42E
Egyptian Goose 1W at 8.23am (only our 2nd record since 1960).
Shelduck 1W
Wigeon 4E
Scoter 7E
Merganser 3E
Sparrowhawk 1
Razorbill 5E, 4 on sea
Guillemot 10E, 1 on sea
Auk sp. 405E, 153W
Kittiwake 3E
Mediterranean Gull 1 adult winter
Oystercatcher 20W
Pheasant 18
Green Woodpecker 2
Skylark 2W, c.100 field
Meadow Pipit 1
Rock Pipit 2
Pied Wagtail 3
Grey Wagtail 1
Long-tailed Tit 4
Song Thrush 2
Starling 8
Raven 1

Rock Pipit at Belle Tout

Beachy Head Lighthouse

Adult winter Mediterranean Gull near Birling

Adult male Pied Wagtail near Birling

Some birders will go that extra mile for a better view