Monday, 27 May 2013

27 May 2013 Beachy Head Sunny clear becoming warm W-SW 2-3

As the wind had veered back towards the SW, we decided to sea-watch for an hour from 07.00-08.00 and a small movement was logged including 2 Black Terns. We then covered most of the sites on the Headland meeting up with several local birders, but the area seemed very quiet and most of the warblers recorded were probably breeding birds. Still small parties of Jays passing through the area.

Red-throated Diver 1 E
Black-throated Diver 1 E
Gannet 14 E
Shag 1 ad. W
Common Scoter 53 E & 10 W
Peregrine 2
Bonxie 1 E
Mediterranean Gull 2 ad's E
Sandwich Tern 22 E
Commic Tern 45 E
Black Tern 2 E
Auk Sp. 13 E
Swallow 15 (9 in off the sea)
Wheatear 1
Lesser Whitethroat 1
Common Whitethroat c30
Garden Warbler 3
Chiffchaff 5
Spotted Flycatcher 3
Jay 13+
Corn Bunting 1

Wall Butterfly 2
Small Heath 1
Dingy Skipper 1
Grizzled Skipper 1

At last, it must be summer

Fulmars off Birling

Meadow Pipit collecting food.

Wall on a wall

Dingy Skipper

 Cardinal Beetle - Pyrochroa serraticornis taken by Roger Haggar.

Sawfly - Arge cyanocrocea taken by Roger Haggar

Hi Roger, did you see the Osprey going over ??