Saturday, 12 May 2012

12 May, 2012 Beachy Head.Fine sunny NNE 1-3

We covered all of the Headland sites, met up with RDME at Belle Tout who had been carrying out survey work and had covered Whitbread Hollow & Cow Gap. Also met up with SL:

Kestrel 1
Peregrine 2
Collared Dove 3
Swift 9
Sand Martin 1
Swallow 71
House Martin 3
Yellow Wagtail 5 N
Wheatear 9
Reed Warbler 2
Lesser Whitethroat 6
Common Whitethroat 30
Garden Warbler 2
Blackcap 16
Chiffchaff 3
Willow Warbler 6 (Several Northern types)
Spotted Flycatcher 8
Long Tailed Tit 2
Tree Creeper 2
Goldfinch 7
Linnet Approx. 50
Redpoll 1 W
Corn Bunting 2

Small Tortoiseshell 1
Wall Brown 6
Small Heath 1
Small Copper 1
Dingy Skipper 1

Silver Y moth 1

Hare 1
Fox 1

Spotted Flycatcher, 8 were seen today.

Male Blackcap in Belle Tout wood 

Garden Warbler at Birling 

Willow Warbler showing characters of P.t.acredula in Belle Tout wood.

Skylark in rough field

Early Spider Orchid

Excellent year for the Early Purple Orchids


Pale Variety of the Early Purple Orchid

Chalk Milkwort

Small Heath Butterfly

Wall Brown along the Cliff Path

Can anyone name this??