Wednesday, 13 July 2011

13th July, 2011. Beachy Head. Sunny, becoming cloudy, cool & clear. N 3

Visited Beachy with Doreen. First did a sea-watch between 07.05- 07.35. We then walked Birling Lane and onto Belle Tout lighthouse and into the rough field back to Birling. We then visited the Old Trapping Area and the Hotel Garden:

Gannet 5 W
Common Scoter 7 E
Kestrel 1-2
Med Gull 2 ad.s/p W
Black Headed Gull 8 W
Herring Gull 150 including 1 juv.
Yellow Legged Gull 1 juv.
Sandwich Tern 7 E
Auk Sp. 1 W
Swift 30 (including 2 out to Sea W).
Sand Martin 40 E
Swallow 12
Meadow Pipit 30 in area.
Reed Warbler 1 at Birling (an early migrant).
Whitethroat 10

Met up with RHC who had a Sedge Warbler on the 11th.

Hotel Garden

Rose Bay Willow Herb.

Adult Meadow Pipit.

Record shot of the juvenile Yellow Legged Gull.

Bloody-Nosed Beetles, doing what comes naturally.