Saturday, 12 February 2011

12th February, 2011 Beachy Head. Fog & drizzle at first becoming sunny. WSW 2

Went to Beachy and we met RDME briefly at Birling. Early morning fog and drizzle delayed the sea-watch until 08.45 - 09.15. We then did most of the Headland including the cliff-path. The following were recorded:

Red Throated Diver 1 E
Great Crested Grebe 10 on the sea
Brent Geese 10 E
Wigeon 30 E
Auk sp. 17 E & 5 on sea

Skylark c25
Grey Wagtail 1
Black Redstart 1 ad. male still at Birling.
Stonechat 1 male
Fieldfare 1
Mistle Thrush 1
Long Tailed Tit 9 in Belle Tout wood.

Gorse in flower

Male Black Redstart still present at Birling.

Our first Stonechat for the year.