Wednesday, 3 August 2011

3rd August, 2011. Beachy Head Hot & Sunny SE1

We covered most of the sites on the Headland and met up with RHC, PN & MN, RKH & RES.
RDME & PF were ringing in Whitbread Hollow.

The following are combined totals with birds ringed in brackets:

Sparrow Hawk 3 (1)
Kestrel 1
Cuckoo 1 juv. in Hodcombe per RHC
Tawny Owl 1 in Whitbread Hollow.
Great Spotted Woodpecker 3 (1)
Sand Martin 1
Swallow 44 E
Common Redstart 1 female
Grasshopper Warbler 1 in the Hotel Garden.
Sedge Warbler 2
Reed Warbler 11 (4)
Lesser Whitethroat 6 (1)
Common Whitethroat 88 (19)
Garden Warbler 7 (7)
Blackcap 23 (12)
Chiffchaff 1 (1)
Willow Warbler 39 (13)
Linnet 40

RHC had a Wood Warbler in Hodcombe on the 30th July.

Small Tortoiseshell 1
Brown Argus 1
Chalk Hill Blue 250+
Small Heath 4
Small Copper 1
Silver Spotted Skipper 5
Red Admiral 1

Badger 1 at Birling

Lesser Whitethroat in the Hotel Garden.

Common Whitethroat in the Hotel Garden

Adult Swallow at Birling

Juvenile Swallow at Birling

1stw. Reed Warbler in the Hotel Garden.

Grasshopper Warbler in the Hotel Garden.

Silver Spotted Skipper by the side of Belle Tout wood.

Common Field Grasshopper ( Chorthippus brunneus) in the Old Trapping area.