Saturday, 4 May 2013

4 May 2013 Beachy Head Sunny at first becoming cloudy cool W

We joined RDME for a sea-watch from 05.45 to 10.00, RHC joined us for some of the time. Although a small movement of sea-birds was seen, most birds were a long way out. Quite unpleasant weather in the area and only a few sites were covered but the area appeared very quiet.

Red-throated Diver 4 E
Great Crested Grebe 1 W
Gannet 83 E
Shelduck 4 E
Common Scoter 332 E
Peregrine 1
Sanderling 4 E
Bar-tailed Godwit 15 E
Arctic Skua 10 E
Bonxie 3 E
Kittiwake c300+ E
Sandwich Tern 36 E & 20 W
Commic Tern 46 E
Auk Sp. 368 E
Tawny Owl 1
Swallow 39 in off the sea
House Martin 4 in off the sea
Wheatear 1
Linnet 40
Corn Bunting 1

Early Spider Orchid, our first for the year.