Tuesday, 13 August 2013

13 August 2013 Beachy Head Clear, sunny but cooler. NW veering to WNW 2-3

 A cooler morning and we covered virtually all the areas on the Headland. RDME visited Whitbread Hollow and we also met up with RHC & PN. Another decent fall of Willow Warblers also 9 Wheatears but the highlight was a female Hen Harrier which graced Chat Vale area for some 50 minutes.

Adult female Hen Harrier over Chat Vale from 09.10-10.00 hrs. (Our earliest Autumn date was on the 10/8/1997).
Sparrowhawk 1
Sand Martin 2
Swallow 25
Tree Pipit 1
Wheatear 9
Sedge Warbler 1
Reed Warbler 1
Common Whitethroat 37
Blackcap 1
Chiffchaff 2
Willow Warbler 100
Jay 2
Starling 300
Bullfinch 1 Juv Hollow

Brown Argus 2
Chalk Hill Blue 50
Silver Spotted Skipper 20 (inc. 10 showing in Shooters Bottom)
Small White 20

Common Whitethroat - living up to its name.

Willow Warbler - Another decent fall today




 Adult female Hen Harrier over Chat Vale