Saturday, 23 March 2013

23 Mar 2013 Beachy Head Early rain cold murky NE 4

Late start due to heavy early morning rain. Short sea-watch from 10.20-11.10.
Many hundreds of manics on the Head today for an endurance event. They all had the latest expensive gear on but they still couldn't run up the slopes. Belle Tout car park was taken over with toilets and large tents, cars parked everywhere.
Unable to make our usual walk, we covered Shooters Bottom and the Old Trapping area but not a single migrant seen.

Red-throated Diver 1 E
Gannet 14 E
White-fronted Goose 1 ad E with Brents. (Our first record since 2006).
Brent Goose 270 E
Scaup 1 drake E with Brents.
Common Scoter 3 E
Red-breasted Merganser 2 E

Grey Seal 1 off Birling with a large fish.