Wednesday, 24 October 2012

24 Oct 2012 Beachy Head Misty NE 2

Huge easterly diurnal migration which commenced at dawn and was still on the go when I left at mid-day. One of the largest movements I have seen in recent years.
We first visited Shooters Bottom and then returned to Birling where we met up with PN & RK and we covered the lane, Belle Tout gully and scrub, Belle Tout wood and back to Birling. Jake also visited Beachy during the afternoon.

Met Office view
Warm, moist air continues to feed across areas south of a warm front across northern England. Within this zone there is some unstable air in the southern North Sea which will continue to produce some sporadic heavier bursts of rain today. To the north of the UK, cold air is beginning to edge south behind a set of cold fronts.

Sparrowhawk 1
Kestrel 1
Peregrine 3
Lapwing 1 E
Stock Dove c20+ moving with the Woodpigeons
Woodpigeon c5,500 E
Skylark 70 E
Meadow Pipit 250 E & 300 rough field
Swallow c350 E
House Martin 37 E
Black Redstart 1 Ad. male Birling
Blackbird 45
Ring Ouzel 1
Fieldfare 3 E
Redwing 15
Mistle Thrush 3 E
Song Thrush 20
Chiffchaff 2
Goldcrest 3
Firecrest 3 Birling area
Jay 2 Birling
Chaffinch 120 E
Goldfinch c2,500 E
Linnet c1,000 E
Reed Bunting 1
Corn Bunting 3

    Ring Ouzel (Taken by Jake Everitt)