Tuesday, 1 January 2013

1 Jan 201Belle Tout lighthouse3 Beachy Head Fine, sunny & mild W2

We sea-watched from 08.15-09.20 and then walked Birling lane and along cliff edge to Belle Tout lighthouse and wood and then walked back to Birling via the rough field. Generally very few passerines present and didn't see any House Sparrows or Blackbirds on our walk.

Red-throated Diver 2 E
Fulmar 5
Gannet 3 W
Shelduck 1 W
Wigeon 8 on sea
Velvet Scoter 4 E @ 08.40
Common Buzzard 1 sat on wall
Kestrel 1
Curlew 4
Black-headed Gull 40 W
Kittiwake 6 W
Auk Sp. 1 E
Skylark 70 in field
Rock Pipit 2-3
Stonechat 1 male
Goldfinch 15 

Beachy Head Lighthouse on a beautiful 1st January, 2013.

Exmoor ponies at Birling.


Kestrel on the cliff edge.