Sunday, 13 January 2013

13 Jan 2013 Beachy Head Sunny periods cold NNE 1-2

Sea-watched from 07.55-10.00 and we then walked Birling lane, through Belle Tout field and wood before returning back to Birling. Other than the sea-watch, very little evidence of any cold weather movement.

Red-throated Diver 40 (36 E, 1W & 3 on sea)
Great-crested Grebe 4 E
Fulmar 7
Gannet 120 E
Little Egret 1 E a little way out to sea and appeared to be moving.
Brent Goose 242 E
Shelduck 8 E
Wigeon 1 on sea
Teal 1 E
Common Scoter 9 E
Velvet Scoter 1 E
Kestrel 1
Peregrine 1
Great Skua 2 E
Common Gull 250+ in fields at Birling
Auk Sp 655 E (c20 were i/d as Razorbills).
Skylark c200+
Rock Pipit 1
Song Thrush 3
Raven 3

Bob and Sarah went into Whitbread Hollow and had a Kestrel, Tawny Owl and 2 Jays.