We then covered the Headland sites with RDME birding Birling Lane and the Birling to Belle Tout loop while we birded the other sites including the Cliff Path. We also met up with RB and RK. A reasonable arrival of night migrants chiefly Chiffchaffs and Willow Warblers also 2 Common Redstarts, 1 Common Whitethroat and a male Yellowhammer.
Great-northern Diver 1 E in almost full s/p.
Brent Goose 12 E
Shelduck 8 E
Common Scoter 26 E
Mediterranean Gull 3
Kittiwake 35 E
Sandwich Tern 2 E
Pied Wagtail 1 pair
Common Redstart 2 (male in Shooters Bottom and female in Hotel Garden)
Stonechat 7 (all but 1 were males)
Common Whitethroat 1 male - Our first for the year.
Willow Warbler 35
Yellowhammer 1 male- our first for the year.
Corn Bunting 4
Small Tortoiseshell 4
Speckled Wood 3
Small White 1
Ringed Chiffchaff in the Old Trapping Area.
Willow Warbler in the Old Trapping Area.
Chiffchaff in the hotel garden.
Adult female Common Redstart in the hotel garden
Willow Warbler along the Cliff Path
Skylark near Icky Ridge
Female Pied Wagtail posturing to its mate.