Sunday, 27 February 2011

27th February, 2011. Beachy Head. Fine Sunny NNW3

We weren't to hopeful when we went to Beachy with bright sunny conditions with a NNW wind and we only sea-watched for 30 minutes between 07.45-08.15. We then did most of the Headland and recorded the following:

Gannet 6 W
Common Buzzard 2 soaring over the Headland.
Kestrel 1
Peregrine 1-2 Shooters Bottom area.
Med. Gull 1 Birling Gap area.
Black Headed Gull 200 Birling area.
Common Gull 600 Birling area
Herring Gull 1,000 drifted W including many 1st Yr. birds.
Auk sp. 6
Stock Dove 2 W
Skylark 15 + 2W
Stonechat 1 male Birling
Carrion Crow party of 23 feeding together in top field.
Corn Bunting 1-2 near Cornish Farm.

Adult Med. Gull at Birling.

Corn Bunting near Cornish Farm

Male Stonechat at Birling.

Common Buzzard soaring over the Headland.

Not the Kite we were hoping to find.