Monday, 28 July 2014

28 July 2014 Beachy Head Thunder and lightening from dawn with light drizzle and then heavy rain. N light

With thunder and lightening out to sea heading our way, we made the most of the first 3 hours covering the Birling area, Shooters Bottom and the Old Trapping area. Surprising, with the stormy conditions no Swifts were moving and just a handful of migrants seen which included good views of a 1stW Nightingale in fresh plumage.

Yellow-legged Gull 1 juv in field at Birling.
Nightingale 1 ( 1st W in fresh plumage)
Song Thrush 1
Sedge Warbler 1
Lesser Whitethroat 1
Common Whitethroat 10
Willow Warbler 10
Chiffchaff 1
Raven 1

Thunder storm heading our way.

Only 10 Willow Warblers seen this morning.