Calm and overcast conditions at dawn unfortunately failed to deliver the hoped-for fall of Willow Warblers and migrants were virtually non-existant despite RDME and RK both covering sites on top of the Head and Cow Gap and Whitbread Hollow being walked. A brisk westerly wind enticed a sea-watch from 6.45am to 8.00am.
Manx Shearwater 1E at 6.54am
Scoter 10E, 4W
Mediterannean Gull 1 juv.
Auk sp. 1E
Collared Dove 1
Swift 16 S
Corn Bunting 1 singing
Juvenile Mediterranean Gull at East Dean Cricket Pitch
Dusky Sallow Moth courtesy of Bob Edgar at Birling Gap
Dark Green Fritillary in Whitbread Hollow
Cargo ship passing Beachy sharing the same initials as an ex-County birder with one of the most impressive national self-found lists of all time that includes a first for Britain