Friday, 26 October 2012

26 Oct 2012 Beachy Head Cool Overcast with drizzle NNE 5-6

Arrived at Beachy to a windy overcast day with drizzle setting in around 9.30am. We met up with RDME & MK at Birling and also covered the Lane and Belle Tout Gully and wood.
Virtually no migrants were seen on the ground but Woodpigeons were moving again in good numbers but only small numbers of finches etc. Once the drizzle set in and with a strong wind, we decided to call time.

Met Office view
A series of cold fronts are moving south across the UK, introducing much colder air of Arctic origin, as shown by the isobars to the north of the fronts. Further south, low pressure near the coast of Portugal continues to bring unsettled weather here, with further low centres east of Newfoundland and in eastern Russia. 

Kestrel 1
Peregrine 2
Stock Dove 20 moving with the Woodpigeons
Woodpigeon 3,920
Swallow 10
Rock Pipit 1
Pied Wagtail 25 chiefly E
Blackbird 15
Song Thrush 2
Goldfinch 100 E
Linnet 220 E
Corn Bunting 1