Friday, 29 March 2013

29 Mar 2013 Beachy Head Overcast cold light snow shower NNE 3

Another cold unpleasant morning with very few birds. Just can't ever remember it being this bad at the end of March in earlier years. We sea-watch from 06.30-08.00, but very little movement recorded. RDME was walking the Birling/Belle Toot loop and also covered the Hollow area and we also covered most of the Head including the Cornish Farm Track. Virtually no migrants were seen anywhere.

Red-throated Diver 27 E & 2 on the sea.
Great Crested Grebe 1 on the sea
Gannet 34 E
Grey Heron 2 (1 N & 1 in the field)
Brent Goose 30 E
Common Scoter 2 E
Kestrel 1
Curlew 6 (5 E & 1 in off the sea)
Black-headed Gull 20 E
Common Gull 60 off Birling
Lesser Black Back Gull 23 on Birling beach (One with a blue colour ring MWAK)
Auk Sp. 20 E
Woodpigeon 30in off the sea
Rock Pipit 1
Alba Wagtail 1 in off the sea
Robin 8
Stonechat 5
Wheatear 1
Song Thrush 1
Chiffchaff 1
Carrion Crow 3 in off the sea

Harbour Porpoise 1 off Birling

Curlew which came in off the sea and landed on the beach.


Kestrel hovering at Belle Tout.

Colour-ringed Lesser Black-backed Gull at Birling