Tuesday, 11 June 2013

11 June 2013 Beachy Head Overcast cool light drizzle and mist E to S 1-2

We met up with RDME at Birling who was birding the sites on the Head and he also visited Whitbread Hollow/Cow Gap area. We performed a short sea-watch of about 20 minutes before covering the Headland sites and also checked the rough field in case the Short-eared Owl was still present.
The Silent Spring, unfortunately has now continued into the summer. There appeared to be very few breeding birds present with only a few Whitethroats and Linnets seen. Birling Gap and Belle Tout area were almost birdless with just the odd Whitethroat and Chaffinch singing:

Common Scoter 15 E
Kestrel 1
Tawny Owl 1
Stonechat 3-4 pairs
Reed Warbler 1
Common Whitethroat 15-20
Garden Warbler 2
Blackcap 3
Chiffchaff 1
Jay 1
Linnet 12
Corn Bunting 2

Wall butterfly 1
Weasel 1
Roe Deer 1