Thursday, 9 May 2013

9 May 2013 Beachy Head Sunny clear and cold SW 4-5

We joined RDME for a sea-watch from 05.55 - 08.00 and RHC joined us for some of the time. Strong SW wind and cold, good numbers of Gannets moving close and a drake Eider sat close in off-shore. The strong wind prevented coverage of most of the birding sites on the Head although we covered Belle Tout area and just 1 Garden Warbler was the only new migrant seen.

Great Crested Grebe 1
Gannet 327 E & 20 W
Eider 1 drake sat close in off shore at Birling
Common Scoter 77 E
Sanderling 5 E
Whimbrel 6 E
Arctic Skua 3 E
Sandwich Tern 48 E
Commic Tern 122 E
Auk Sp. 170 E
Garden Warbler 1
Corn Bunting 2