Sunday, 2 March 2014

2 March 2014 Beachy Head Overcast cool SW 3 increasing to 5

We sea-watched from 07.00-10.30 and then visited Belle Tout wood where we met up with RK.
Reasonable sea-passage with our largest daily total ever of Mediterranean Gulls, and 2-3 Firecrests present in Belle Tout wood.

Red-throated Diver 7E
Gannet 36E, 7W
Brent 124E
Eider 3E
Merganser 1W
Scoter 33E, 1W
Curlew 3W
Bonxie 1E at 9.11am
Kittiwake 413E, 26W
Common Gull c.50E
Mediterranean Gull 60E all adults and virtually all in full s/p. (Our daily largest total ever, the previous largest daily total was 30 on the 7/4/2013 and 13/4/2013).
Black-headed Gull 164E
Auk sp. 57E, 1W

Great-spotted Woodpecker 1
Firecrest 2-3 in Belle Tout wood.

(taken by DC)


Firecrest in Belle Tout wood.