Tuesday, 29 March 2011

29 March,2011 Beachy Head. Overcast NE2-3 vearing to E

We sea-watched from 06.50-09.20 and were joined by TWP. We then birded Birling Gap, Belle Tout wood & rough field and met up with PN who had already birded Shooters Bottom. We then did a further sea-watch between 12.15-13.15.

Red Throated Diver 4 E
Black Throated Diver 1 E in full summer plumage.
Great Crested Grebe 5
Gannet 9 E
Brent Goose 228 E
Shelduck 2 E
Teal 4 E
Mallard 1 E
Shoveler 5 E
Common Scoter 320 E
Velvet Scoter 2 E
Red Br. Merganser 1 E
Arctic Skua 3 E (all dark phase birds).
Kittiwake 158 E
Sandwich Tern 2 E
Auk sp 3 E
Razorbill 7 on the sea.
Guillemot 2 E

Black Redstart 1 at Birling
Wheatear 5
Chiffchaff 7
Goldcrest 1
Long Tailed Tit 2

Bottle Nosed Dolphin type 2 still off Birling.