Friday, 11 March 2011

11th March, 2011.Beachy Head.Clear, fine & mild. WSW 0-1

Doreen and myself did a sea-watch for almost 2 hours from 07.00-08.45 hrs. We then birded in Belle Tout wood, walked the rough field and then walked Shooters Bottom. RDME covered most of the Headland including the Cliff Path. PN also covered the Birling/Belle Tout area and RKH & RES also covered a lot of the Headland. The following are the combined totals of birds seen:

Red Throated Diver 20 E
Great Crested Grebe 4 on the sea.
Brent Goose 44 E
Common Scoter 6 E
Med Gull 1 ad. E
Common Gull 150 in the Birling area
Tawny Owl 1
Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 drumming in Whitbread Hollow.
Skylark 25
Stonechat 6 (small arrival).
Firecrest 1 singing & displaying in B/T wood.
Long Tailed Tit 8+
Carrion Crow 3 came in high from the sea.
Raven 2
Starling Flock of 150 in the Top fields.

Brimstone 1 Shooters Bottom
Bottle Nosed Dolphin again seen off Birling.

Brimstone in Shooters Bottom