Thursday, 1 September 2011

1st September, 2011. Beachy Head. Sunny & bright. NE 4-5

Briefly met up with RDME & Martyn K at Birling and then visited the rest of the Head. Windy conditions made observing difficult although even in the sheltered spots few migrants were recorded. Good numbers of Hirundines were moving E over the Head.:

Sparrowhawk 1
Merlin 1 at Birling per RDME (our first for the Autumn).
Yellow Legged Gull 1 Juv. E off Birling.
Swift 1
Sand Martin 80+ E
Swallow c1,000 E
House Martin 300 E
Tree Pipit 1
Yellow Wagtail 7 (3 E).
Whinchat 1
Wheatear 3
ReedWarbler 2
Common Whitethroat 24
Garden Warbler 1
Blackcap 10
Chiffchaff 6
Willow Warbler 5
Corn Bunting 2

RedAdmiral 4
Silver Y moth 1

Hare 1

Swallow, approx. 1,000 moved East over the Head this morning.

Record shots of two Yellow Wagtails feeding above Belle Tout wood.

Silver Y Moth at Birling.

JFC birding at Belle Tout. (DRC)