Sunday, 10 March 2013

10th March 2013 Beachy ENE2 Overcast & cold

We arrived to a cold northeasterly wind and seawatched from 7am to 9am with the passage mainly comprising of a distant westerly movement of Auks. A few alba Wagtails and Meadow Pipits and a single Wood Pigeon were seen arriving. Walking Birling & Belle Tout it was evident that Stonechats had doubled in number but otherwise just 2 Chiffchaffs were the only Summer migrants seen.

Red-throated Diver 47E, 68W
Great Crested Grebe 2E, 1W
Scoter 6E, 2 on sea
Wigeon 10E, 2W
Gannet 30E, 10W
Peregrine 1
Kestrel 1
Auk sp. 5E, 482W
Razorbill 22W, 1 on sea
Curlew 3W
Black-headed Gull 10E
Wood Pigeon 1 in off
Alba Wagtail 3 in off
Meadow Pipit 4
Rock Pipit 5
Stonechat 6
Chiffchaff 2
Raven 1

Robin at Belle Tout