Tuesday, 24 July 2012

24 July 2012 Beachy Head Sunny & hot S 0-1

Another hot & sunny morning and similar to the week-end with a few more Willow Warblers and the first Sedge Warbler of the Autumn. A family party of 5 Ravens flew over "cronking".
We covered the Headland from Birling lane to Icky ridge.

Cormorant 11 W
Sparrowhawk 1 male
Swift 6
Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
Swallow 7
Wheatear 1
Sedge Warbler 1 (First for the Autumn)
Common Whitethroat 17
Blackcap 2
Willow Warbler 6
Raven Family party of 5
Corn Bunting 1

The ringed Herring Gull (ring no. AX1T) which was present on the beach at Birling on the 21/7, was ringed at Rainham, Essex on the 11/2/12 and has not been recorded at any other sites.

Nice selection of the common butterflies including 4 Dark Green Fritillaries, 4 Red Admirals also 1 Common Darter Dragonfly. 


Male Sparrowhawk near Shooters Bottom

Willow Warbler at Birling


Wheatear at Belle Tout

Party of 11 Cormorants off Birling

Common Darter at Belle Tout wood.