Tuesday, 7 May 2013

7 May 2013 Beachy Head Sunny and clear Wind Variable-E 1-2

After yesterday's fog all morning and the only new migrant recorded was a Garden Warbler in Whitbread Hollow, we met up with RDME, RKH and RES for a sea-watch from 05.25-11.00. The other observers also worked some of the sites on the Head.

Red-throated Diver 1 E & 1 on the sea
Black-throated Diver 4 E
Gannet 60 E
Shelduck 4 E
Shoveler 2 E
Common Scoter 139 E
Bar-tailed Godwit 3 E
Whimbrel 16 E
Turnstone 1 E
Pomarine Skua 7 E (all between 06.00 to 08.30)
Arctic Skua 3 E
Mediterranean Gull 4 E all adults
Sandwich Tern 48 E
Commic Tern 255 E
Guillemot 1 E
Swallow 8 in off the sea.

Harbour Porpoise 1-2

DC & BK did an evening sea-watch from 18.30 - 20.30 and recorded the following:

Diver sp. 1E
Scoter 19E
Whimbrel 36E
Arctic Skua 1E
Pomarine Skua 1E at 8.12pm briefly chasing a Kittiwake
Sandwich Tern 12E
Commic Tern 630E

Tawny Owls in B/T wood taken on the 5th May by Roger Haggar.

Hoverfly Eupeodes luniger taken on the 5th May by Roger Haggar.