Tuesday, 23 October 2012

23 Oct 2012 Beachy Head Foggy mild NE calm

Very foggy morning, we covered most of the sites on the Headland and RDME was ringing in Whitbread Hollow. Birds ringed are included in brackets.

With the foggy conditions, no diurnal migration, but good numbers of Thrushes and Robins were present in the bushes. 

Met Office view
High pressure centred across Norway dominates the UK bringing a light but moist flow across the UK. The light winds and moist air provides the perfect recipe for extensive low cloud and fog duiring this time of year, and this is what we can expect across much of the country today.

Short-eared Owl 1 over Birling
Wren 6 (2 retraps)
Dunnock 40
Swallow 3
House Martin 2
Robin 63 (5)
Whinchat 1
Stonechat 6
Siberian Stonechat 1 still present at Birling.
Blackbird 95 (5)
Redwing 8
Song Thrush 23 (3 continentals)
Blackcap 2 (2)
Chiffchaff 12
Goldcrest 6 (1)
Firecrest 1 Birling
Jay 2
Starling 1,000 (Flock of 750 in Cornish Farm fields)
Brambling 1
Lesser Redpoll 2
Reed  Bunting 2
Corn Bunting 8


Redwing near Belle Tout

Toadstool sp. in Shooters Bottom