Sunday, 20 February 2011

20th February,2011 Beachy Head Overcast NNW 1

Just a short sea-watch between 07.30-08.00 and then walked most of the Headland including Long Down.Met up with Pete & Mim. Recorded the following:

Great Crested Grebe 2 on sea
Brent Geese 20 E + 1 on sea off Cow Gap
Gadwall 1 E
Kestrel 1
Golden Plover 7 in off the sea and headed N. over Birling.
Common Gull 500
Skylark c50
Meadow Pipit 8 (5 N).
Blackbird 10
Fieldfare 1
Song Thrush 3
Long Tailed Tit 10 at Birling
Raven 3 displaying at Belle Tout
Chaffinch 15
Reed Bunting 1 Long Down
Corn Bunting 1 singing Long Down.

Corn Bunting singing at Long Down

Carrion Crow above Whitbread Hollow

Magpie above Whitbread Hollow

Long Down

Violet in Belle Tout wood (First for the year).