Sunday, 20 July 2014

20 July 2014 Beachy Head Overcast with sunny periods hot and humid. Wind almost Nil.

 Another hot and humid day, and after a reasonable start, birding became slow and hard going. Virtually no migrants seen although another 2 juv. Yellow-legged Gulls were found. A reasonable selection of butterflies including out first Silver-spotted Skipper of the year, and two Hawker Dragonflies species.

Little Egret 2 off Birling
Kestrel 1
Whimbrel 1 over the Top Fields
Yellow-legged Gull 2 juvs Birling area
Lesser Whitethroat 1
Common Whitethroat 20
Chiffchaff 1 ad.

Silver-spotted Skipper 1
Southern Hawker 1
Migrant Hawker 1


Juv. Yellow-legged Gull feeding with Herring Gulls in a field
near Birling


Lesser Whitethroat in body moult at Birling

Juv. Robin to compare with the juv Nightingale which was taken 
on the 16th July.

Adult Goldfinch-several family parties are present on the Head.

Our second juv. Yellow-legged Gull of the day flying along
the cliffs.


Juvenile Green Woodpecker at Birling

Large Skipper in Shooters Bottom

Southern Hawker at Belle Tout

(taken by David Cooper)
Migrant Hawker in the Old Trapping Area