Gannet 28 E
Common Scoter 39 (36 E & 3 on the sea).
Sparrow Hawk 1
Arctic Skua 1 d/p offshore chasing Kittiwakes at Birling.
Med. Gull 2 E (both 2nd Summer birds).
Sandwich Tern 6 E
Commic Tern 25 E (all appeared to be Arctics).
Lesser Whitethroat A new arrival seen at the top of the lane at Birling was in full song and often singing from the tops of the bushes, which the local breeding birds very rarely do. It lacked the usual dark ear-coverts (see pictures below), had a brownish back and the iris appeared pale grey.
Lesser Whitethroat at Birling
Hare one minute, gone the next!!