Monday, 21 July 2014

21 July 2014 Beachy Head Cloud 6/8 to 1/8, humid and hot later. Wind W/NW 4 gusting 5 dec 4 occ 3

BHRG commenced their Autumn ringing season this morning, and Bob also did some birding in the Hollow time permitting. RB covered Shooters Bottom and Belle Tout wood area.
A distinct autumnal feel to the birding this morning with small numbers of  migrants present in both the Hollow and on the Headland. There was also reasonable numbers of Swifts and Swallows moving over the Headland.
The following are the combined totals, with birds ringed shown in brackets.

Great-spotted Woodpecker 1
Swifts c20 W
Swallow c20 W
Wren (4) trapped
Nightingale 1 juv. (appeared to be the same bird seen and photographed on the 16th).
Song Thrush 1
Grasshopper Warbler (2) ringed
Sedge Warbler 2 (1)
Reed Warbler 3 (1)
Lesser Whitethroat 1 near B/T wood
Garden Warbler 6 (5)
Blackcap 21+ (20 Trapped including re-trap from 2011)
Chiffchaff 5 (3)
Willow Warbler 1 1stW.
Spotted Flycatcher 1 Shooters Bottom
Bullfinch 1 juv (1)