Tuesday, 1 October 2013

1 October 2013 Beachy Head Overcast mild with drizzle. E 3-4

We covered most of the usual sites including Holywell and met up with a number of other birders. Reasonable passage of diurnal migration and good numbers of Chiffchaffs also present, plus a few other migrants.

Sparrowhawk 2
Hobby 1 juv. E over Hotel Garden
Swallow 300 E
House Martin 100 E
Meadow Pipit 260+ E (spent sometime in B/T wood and probably missed a good number)
Alba Wagtail 63 E
Whinchat 1
Wheatear 1
Ring Ouzel 4 (3 Shooters Bottom and 1 Birling)
Song Thrush 2
Grasshopper Warbler 1
Lesser Whitethroat 1
Common Whitethroat 5
Blackcap 10
Yellow-browed Warbler 1 heard only in B/T wood by several observers (not heard by myself)
Chiffchaff 55+
Raven 1
Linnet 95 E

Autumn Ladies Tresses - Still a few in flower, (can't ever remember seeing them in flower in October before).