Sunday, 19 May 2013

19 May 2013 Beachy Head Dull overcast and cool. NNE 3-4

After an enjoyable day in Kent yesterday it was back to virtually birdless Beachy. We covered the Birling/Belle Tout loop and Birling Lane meeting up with RKH & RES who had also covered Shooters Bottom and The Old Trapping Area. Again virtually no migrants on the Head other than 4 Jays which came in over Belle Tout.

Kestrel 1 pair displaying
Peregrine up to 4, 1 of which was chasing Collared Doves.
Wood Pigeon 27 E over B/T
Collared Dove 3 over Birling
Swift 1
Swallow 11
House Martin 1
Stonechat 4 (At three different sites, so hopefully 3 probable pairs).
Common Whitethroat c7
Chiffchaff 2
Jay 4 came in low over Belle Tout area.
Corn Bunting 2+

Up to 30 Early Spider Orchids counted at the usual site.