Thursday, 16 May 2013

16 May 2013 Beachy Head Sunny periods, cool at first S—SW 2-3

RDME visited Beachy and sea-watched from 05.55-06.55 and then covered all the sites on the Head including the Cliff Path, also walked down into Whitbread Hollow and back. The sea-watch was dire and again very few summer visitors seen or heard. It did give him a chance to estimate the number of the common breeding warblers.

Gannet 16 E
Common Scoter 39 E
Kestrel 1
Auk Sp. 1 E
Swift 1
Swallow 2
Great-spotted Woodpecker 1
Stonechat 1-2 pairs
Song Thrush 2
Lesser Whitethroat 1 Shooters Bottom
Common Whitethroat 22
Garden Warbler 2
Blackcap 4
Chiffchaff 5
Raven 1
Corn Bunting 1

The following Hoverfly pictures were taken by Roger Haggar on the 12th May at Belle Tout wood.

Leucozona lucorum

Rhingia campestris

female Eupeodes luniger

male Eupeodes luniger

Dasysyrphus venustus

Enristalis arbustorum