Red-throated Diver 6E, 18W
Red-breasted Merganser 5E
Mediterannean Gull 2 adults on sea with c.80 Black-headed Gulls
Song Thrush 4
Meadow Pipit 68N
Rock Pipit 2
Alba Wagtail 30N handful identified were all Pied
Corn Bunting 5
Reed Bunting 1
Male Stonechat at Birling
A striking individual showing an extensive white belly extending to the centre of its lower breast, white flanks and large flared white neck patches all of which are considered characters of Continental Stonechat S.t. rubicola (Walker 2001). More here: http://birdingfrontiers.com/2011/07/12/continental-stonechats/
Male Chaffinch at Birling
Song Thrush at Birling
A real pea-souper greeted us at Beachy today but was presumably responsible for grounding some Thrushes
Same image as above after editing - amazing what can be salvaged in digital photography!
Fieldfare at Birling
Blue Tit and Great Tit at Birling
Three small mixed parties of Blue and Great Tits seen early in the foggy conditions today incuding this flock that departed high into the sky being lost to view into the fog.
Chiffchaff at Birling
Being the first, a welcome sight in the fog.
Redwings over Cornish Farm
As summer visitors start to arrive, winter visitors are departing.
Female Kestrel at Birling
Mediterranean Gull amongst Black-headed Gulls off Birling
Adult summer Mediterranean Gull off Birling
Two amongst c.80 Black-headed Gulls were constantly vocalising having previously been heard in the thick fog when it was impossible to see the sea from the top of the cliff!
Moulting Rock Pipit still present at Birling