Thursday, 6 September 2012

6 September 2012 Beachy Head Fine & sunny. Cool at first becoming warm. NE to SW 1-2

Fine sunny day with less wind then yesterday. Fewer migrants seen today and we covered all the sites on the Headland. Briefly met up with Pete & Mim who were also covering the sites and a number of birders were also raptor watching. Also saw Roger C. who mentioned that Hodcombe was a lot quieter today.

Met Office view
The area of high pressure centred just south of Ireland responsible for the generally settled weather over the last few day will continue to bring fine, dry weather to southern parts of the UK today. Meanwhile, the series of fronts west of Scotland will bring cloud and rain to northern areas.

Cormorant Flock of 18 E
Marsh Harrier 1 male over the Top Fields
Sparrowhawk 1
Common Buzzard 2
Swift 3
Wryneck 1 seen briefly in private area
Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
Sand Martin 20
Swallow 300+
House Martin 30
Tree Pipit 1
Yellow Wagtail 20
Common Redstart 2
Whinchat 1
Wheatear 5
Grasshopper Warbler 1
Sedge Warbler 1
Reed Warbler 1
Lesser Whitethroat 2
Common Whitethroat 23
Blackcap 7
Chiffchaff 2
Willow Warbler 10
Spotted Flycatcher 3
Pied Flycatcher 1
Raven 1

Clouded Yellow
Autumn Ladies Tresses 60
Silver Y Moth 60

Wheatear at Belle Tout

Common Darter at Belle Tout

Spotted Flycatcher in The Old Trapping Area on the 4th (Taken by Roger Haggar)

Lesser Whitethroat in the Old Trapping Area on the 4th (Taken by Roger Haggar)

Emperor Dragonfly in Shooters Bottom on the 4th (Taken by Roger Haggar).