Tuesday, 30 October 2012

30 Oct 2012 Beachy Head Fine and Sunny N/NNW 2-3

PN & RK covered the sites on the Headland and RDME & SM were ringing in Whitbread Hollow. John Marchant was also birding the Headland yesterday and today. Birds ringed today are included in brackets.

Just a scattering of migrants although JM discovered a Hume's Yellow Browed Warbler ( our 4th record and all in Belle Tout wood)  around mid-day and although elusive it was also seen by a number of other observers during the afternoon. Yesterday a Firecrest and a Woodcock were also seen by JM.

Met Office view
A complex area of low pressure to the north of the UK has a number of fronts and troughs associated with it, some of which are affecting the UK. Low pressure is also situated over Portugal and Spain, while an area of high pressure sits over the northwest Atlantic, centred near Newfoundland.

Woodpigeon 400
Tawny Owl 4
Swallow 15
House Martin 3
Wren 4 (2)
Robin 10 (4)
Black Redstart 1 1stY.
Blackbird 30 (6)
Fieldfare 12
Song Thrush 2
Lesser Redpoll 30 (25)
Bullfinch 1
Reed Bunting 4
Corn Bunting 4

Hume's Yellow Browed Warbler taken in poor light by Matt Eade.