Friday, 6 June 2014

6 June 2014 Beachy Head Fine sunny and warm SE 2

Met up with Bob at Birling and we covered all the usual sites on the Headland including the Cliff Path. We also called in to Hodcombe to see Roger and Liz and birded the garden with Roger.
No sign of any new night migrants but a nice selection of butterflies and some fine bee orchids.

Peregrine 2
Collared Dove 1
Swallow 12
Stonechat 1 rubicola male with female and 4 juvs in Hodcombe.
Song Thrush 1
Blackcap 1 singing
Raven 3
Corn Bunting 3

Small Tortoiseshell 5
Common Blue 10 including 1 female blue variety
Small Blue 4
Large Skipper 3
Cream spotted Tiger Moth 1
Broad-bodied Chaser 2
Pyramidal Orchid Several showing
Bee Orchid A number seen in 3 different sites.

Late news for the 1st June was a Bee-eater over Hodcombe



Stonechat rubicola male in slightly faded plumage


Large Skipper

Small Blue

Cream-spotted Tiger Moth

Bee Orchid normal variety

Bee Orchid pale variety