Tuesday, 22 January 2013

22 Jan 2013 Beachy Head Overcast cold snow laying. E 2-4

With large numbers of Fieldfares moving in the cold weather yesterday in West Sussex, we decided to visit Beachy this morning. No real diurnal migration other than 30 Redwings E, although there were reasonable numbers of Thrushes on the ground. We covered the area around Birling, walked right through B/T field and back to Birling, B/T wood, The Old Trapping Area and Hotel Garden:

Sparrowhawk 1
Peregrine 2
Lapwing 20 around Cornish Farm
Common Gull 200
Skylark 150
Meadow Pipit 5
Rock Pipit 3
Fieldfare 120
Redwing 85 (Flock of 30 E).
Song Thrush 35
Blackbird 10
Linnet 2

Redwings around Birling

Cold weather influx of 35 Song Thrushes

Rock Pipit at Birling