Friday, 27 July 2012

27 July 2012 Beachy Head Early shower overcast,murky Wind 0-1

Overcast conditions with an early morning shower gave some hope of grounded migrants. Some Swifts and Sand Martins moved through but warblers were virtually absent. Highlight were 2 Cuckoos the first a juvenile by the old lighthouse and the second an adult on the edge of Belle Tout wood:

Kestrel 1
Peregrine 2 (adult and juvenile)
Cuckoo 2 (adult & juvenile)
Swift 110 (100 high W)
Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
Sand Martin 52 E
Common Whitethroat 9
Raven 4

Chalk Hill Blue Approx. 300 between Birling & Belle Tout
Small Copper 1
Dark Green Fritillary 1
Marbled White 6

Weasle 1

Map showing where the  3rdYr. Herring Gull was ringed on the 11/2/12
 which was seen on the beach at Birling Gap on the 21/7/12

Juvenile Cuckoo at the Old Lighthouse, 1 of 2 seen today.

Two of the 4 Ravens over Icky Ridge.