Friday, 31 May 2013

31st May 2013 Beachy Head Sunny periods N3 decreasing to 2

We covered all the usual sites on the Headland. At 07.15 an impressive arrival of between 300-500 Swifts at Birling, with numbers out to sea, over the cliffs and above the bungalows, also looking towards the Belle Tout lighthouse Swifts were coming in over there as well. Many coasted west along the cliffs and by 07.30 just a few lingering birds were left. Otherwise the area was quiet although a Hobby flew out of the edge of Belle Tout wood. Two Roe Deer were a surprise with only a couple of previous records during the last 50 years or so.

Kestrel 1
Hobby 1 Belle Tout wood
Peregrine 1
Swift Between 300-500 arrived in at Birling @ 07.15
Swallow 9
Common Whitethroat 10
Blackcap 1
Chiffchaff 2
Spotted Flycatcher 1
Goldfinch 5

Roe Deer 2


Spotted Flycatcher at Birling

Roe Deer near Cornish Farm

Chiffchaff in the Old Trapping Area.

Common Carder Bumblebee Bombus pascuorum in the Hotel Garden