Thursday, 17 April 2014

17 April 2014 Beachy Head Sunny clear mild SW 3-4

Met up with RDME and we sea-watched from 06.20-09.25. Bob then walked the lane, and then the Birling to Belle Tout loop also Cornish Farm track. We covered all the other Headland sites including the Cliff Path. We also met up with PN and MN who were birding Shooters Bottom to Birling sites.
An interesting sea-watch with more Little Gulls moving but just a small increase in night migrants from yesterday.

Red-throated Diver 7 E
Gannet 17 E
Little Egret 2 moving E a long way out to sea
Brent Goose 440 E
Common Scoter 612 E
Velvet Scoter 3 E
Kestrel 1
Peregrine 1
Whimbrel 5 E
Arctic Skua 2 E
Bonxie 2 E
Mediterranean Gull 1(1stW) E
Little Gull 62 E
Black-headed Gull 89 E
Common Gull c60 immature birds E
Kittiwake c100 E
Sandwich Tern 116 E
Auk Sp. 1 E
Lesser Whitethroat 1
Common Whitethroat 4
Blackcap 1
Chiffchaff 8
Willow Warbler 11
Carrion Crow 3 came in off the sea from a long way out .
Raven 1
Corn Bunting 2

Peacock 3
Small Tortoiseshell 6
Brimstone 4
Orange Tip 3
Wall 1
Green-veined White 1-2
Speckled Wood 3
Early Spider Orchid 5 showing
Weasel 1 along the Cliff Path.

Late News from yesterday - An evening sea-watch from 18.45 to 19.45 the following were logged:
Red-throated Diver 4E
Great Crested Grebe 1W
Arctic Skua 1E
Black-headed Gull 4E
Little Gull 96E
Sandwich Tern 7E
Commic Tern 14E
Swallow 1 in off

Chiffchaff along the Cliff Path


Weasel on the hunt along the Cliff Path.