Wednesday, 9 October 2013

9 October 2013 Beachy Head Overcast with sunny periods mild W-NW 1 to 3

 We covered a number of sites on the Headland and met up with RKH & PN who had covered the remainder of the sites. RDME was ringing in the Hollow. A fairly decent fall of Chiffchaffs and with a roaming party, 2 Yellow-browed Warblers were present with them and several times they briefly passed through the clump of bushes by the side of Belle Tout wood. Other migrants seen included 2 Ring Ouzels and a Garden Warbler. Just the odd Diurnal migrants were logged.
Birds ringed in brackets.

Tawny Owl 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker 2
Skylark 18 (6 high W)
Swallow 70 high S
Alba Wagtail 8 E
Wheatear 4
Ring Ouzel 2 (1 Shooters Bottom and 1 Birling)
Garden Warbler 1
Blackcap 33 (11)
Yellow-browed Warbler 2
Chiffchaff 150+ (55)
Goldcrest 2 (2)
Raven 3
Brambling 3
Siskin 3
Bullfinch 1
Reed Bunting 2

Comma 1
Common Darter 1



Two Yellow-browed Warblers were present at Belle Tout today.


 Reed Bunting at Belle Tout

Wheatear behind Belle Tout

Common Darter at Belle Tout

 Unusual colouring of a Snail