Sunday, 26 May 2013

26 May 2013 Beachy Head Fine sunny and clear. N 2-3

A better day today for both birds and weather. We met up with PN at Birling and covered all the Headland sites meeting RKH and RES at Belle Tout. Small fall of night migrants with the best being 10 Spotted Flycatchers and an Osprey moving NE.

Common Buzzard 1 very high over the Top fields.
Osprey 1 NE @ 10.25
Kestrel 1
Peregrine 2
Collared Dove 2
Cuckoo 1 male
Whinchat 1 female
Wheatear 1
Song Thrush 1
Sedge Warbler 1 singing Chat Vale
Reed Warbler 3
Spotted Flycatcher 10
Jay 13 (6 W over Birling and 7 over Belle Tout)
Raven 3
Corn Bunting 1

Orange Tip 1
Wall 1 on the 25th
Small Heath 1
Green-veined White 2
Grizzled Skipper 2
Small White 4

Osprey heading NE over Shooters Bottom


Thirteen Jays seen today on the Head.

Wheatear at Belle Tout

Ten Spotted Flycatchers seen today with 7 at Birling.

Song Thrush at Belle Tout

Green-veined White - a Blog tick!!

Grizzled Skipper

Small Heath - nice to see some butterflies today.


Mystery picture