Sunday, 13 May 2012

13 May 2012 Beachy Head Sunny Clear Wind 0 - SW2

In fine calm conditions very few new migrants seen after covering most of the usual sites:

Sparrowhawk 1
Whimbrel 8 came in over Birling and headed inland.
Collared Dove 6 W
Swallow 10
House Martin 1
Alba Wagtail 1 in off the sea
Stonechat (first young seen out of the nest).
Wheatear 2
Lesser Whitethroat 2
Common Whitethroat 30
Blackcap 2
Chiffchaff 3

Painted Lady 1(first for the year)

View to Seaford Head from Birling

Not what we wanted to find, sat on top of a gorse bush at Birling

Lesser Whitethroat at Belle Tout

Swallow at Belle Tout


Chiffchaff at the Old Trapping Area

 Whimbrels coming in over Birling and flying inland

Blackbird still in the Hotel Garden


Male Linnet near Birling


Puff Ball near Birling

Painted Lady at Belle Tout