Saturday, 25 May 2013

25 May 2013 Beachy Head Sunny and clear but cool becoming warm. N 4 decreasing to 3

Another cold windy early morning. After a walk up the lane seeing virtually nothing, we decided to visit Whitbread Hollow, Cow Gap and the Gully which was at least almost out of the wind and produced our first Sedge Warbler for the year. We then covered most of the usual sites on the Headland, but very little seen. Bob and Sarah also paid a visit to Whitbread Hollow:

Late news for the 23rd, RKH paid a visit to B/T wood and recorded 1 Hobby and 1-2 Spotted Flycatchers, unfortunately a film company was filming on the Head and all the usual car-parks were closed-off.

Common Buzzard 1 high over Whitbread Hollow.
Kestrel 1-2
Peregrine 3
Tawny Owl 1 calling in Whitbread Hollow.
Swift 19
Swallow 10
Sedge Warbler 1
Reed Warbler 1 singing in the Gully
Lesser Whitethroat 2 singing Gully/Cow Gap
Garden Warbler 3
Blackcap 4
Chiffchaff 2
Willow Warbler 1
Long-tailed Tit 1 Gully

Small Copper 3
Early Spider Orchid 20 counted in Cow Gap
Fox 1

Well marked Common Buzzard high over Whitbread Hollow.


Adult Peregrine over the Head.


Small Copper in Cow Gap

 Early Spider Orchid in the Gully.