Monday, 22 October 2012

22 Oct 2012 Beachy Head Thick fog NE-E 2-3

RDME went birding and ringing in Whitbread Hollow but the foggy conditions made birding difficult.Influx of Thrushes including Redwings but the fog prevented identification when the Thrushes flew.  Birds ringed are shown in brackets. Jake also visited the Headland and had a nice selection of migrants.

Met Office view
High pressure over the Baltic Sea extends a weak ridge across the UK. Warm fronts move northwards across England and Wales, introducing mild and moist air from the south. A large area of low pressure dominates the pressure pattern in the central Atlantic.

The Siberian Stonechat was still present at Birling.
Hobby 1 catching Migrant Hawkers
Tawny Owl 1
Meadow Pipit 80+
Stonechat 6
Whinchat 2
Robin 45 (7)
Ring Ouzel 3
Blackbird 25 (15)
Redwing 16
Fieldfare 2
Blackcap 6 (5)
Willow Warbler 1
Chiffchaff 15 (6)
Goldcrest 6 (4)
Jay 3
Lesser Redpoll 2
Chaffinch 160+
Brambling 1

Siberian Stonechat Birling Gap (Taken by Jake Everitt)