Thursday, 6 June 2013

6 June 2013 Beachy Head Fine and sunny but will a cool NNE 4-5 wind

Arrived at Birling to a stiff cold NNE wind. After walking the lane we decided to go into Whitbread Hollow to escape the wind and we also covered Cow Gap and the Gully. We returned to the Headland and birded the Hotel Garden, Old Trapping Area and Belle Tout wood. Very quiet on the bird front with a Spotted Flycatcher and 3 Swifts in off the sea were the only migrants recorded. Very few butterflies seen, although our first Common Blues and Green Hairstreaks for the year.

Common Blue in Cow Gap

Green Hairstreak at Belle Tout

Hoverfly bee mimic called Volucella bombylans.