Thursday, 24 February 2011

24th February, 2011 Beachy Head. Fine,mild but misty. WSW 1

Doreen & myself sea-watched from 07.20 - 09.25 and then we walked Birling lane and then up to Belle Tout lighthouse onto the wood and back to Birling. Met up with Pete & Mim who had covered a similar area. Birds seen:

Divers 15 (14 E & 1 on the sea, ones i/d were all Red Throats).
Great Crested Grebe 1 on sea
Gannet 2 W
Brent Goose 29 E
Shelduck 5 E
Med Gull 1 ad in full s/p E
Common Gull 50 including 20 1st W's
Greater Black Back Gull 50
Kittiwake 15 W
Very few birds present on the ground or in the bushes and no sign of any early migrants.