Sunday, 22 September 2013

22 September 2013 Beachy Head Overcast humid and misty. N 0-1

Arrived at Birling in humid misty conditions. We covered all the usual Headland sites and met up with PN at the Old Trapping Area. Generally fewer migrants seen on the Headland than yesterday, but still reasonable numbers of hirundines.

Sand Martin 30
Swallow c1,500 mainly W
House Martin c200
Whinchat 5
Wheatear 1
Sedge Warbler 1
Reed Warbler 2
Common Whitethroat 35
Chiffchaff 31
Willow Warbler 2

Migrant Hawker 3


Reed Warbler at Birling - looking quite drab but taken in misty conditions.

Fine looking Sedge Warbler in Shooters Bottom

Migrant Hawkers mating in Shooters Bottom