Saturday, 7 June 2014

7 June 2014 Beachy Head Overcast with sunny periods and thunderstorm SE 1

Managed to cover all the usual sites on the Headland between the thunderstorm. No night migrants seen although a W passage of 50 Swifts in 5 minutes directly after the thunderstorm.

Gannet 35 W and 3 E
Common Scoter 10 W
Sparrowhawk 1 female
Peregrine 1 pair
Arctic Skua 2 (1E and 1 lingering)
Sandwich Tern 12 E
Swift 50 W in 5 minutes directly after the thunderstorm
House Martin 1 W
Corn Bunting 5

Painted Lady 2

Third summer pale morph Arctic Skua lingering off Birling
(all pictures taken by David Cooper)