Saturday, 1 June 2013

1 June 2013 Beachy Head Sunny but cool N 2-3

We covered virtually all the Headland sites including the Rides and also met up with RK, RKH & RES. We also called in to Hodcombe and saw Roger & Liz. A good arrival of Spotted Flycatchers and also  2 Red Kites 

Grey Heron 1 E off the Hollow
Red Kite 2 high over the Top Fields
Kestrel 2
Collared Dove 2
Turtle Dove 1 at Birling (our first for the year).
Swift 2
Swallow 20
House Martin 9
Sedge Warbler 1 singing
Reed Warbler 5 singing
Common Whitethroat 10
Blackcap 2
Garden Warbler 1
Chiffchaff 2
Spotted Flycatcher 27 (This Spring so far, we have recorded 56 Spotted Flycatchers compared to just 40 Willow Warblers).
Goldfinch 30
Corn Bunting 3

Red Admiral 1
Wall 2
Small Heath 3
Dingy Skipper 2
Grizzled Skipper 1


Two of today's 27 Spotted Flycatchers seen on the Headland.

Grizzled Skipper near Belle Tout

Crab Spider at Belle Tout.