Sunday, 28 September 2014

28 Sept 2014 Beachy Head Hazy sunshine warm ESE 1-2

We again joined up with JK and RJF and covered all the usual sites with the exception of the Belle Tout loop. Also saw GG, ASC and GB. RDME was ringing in Whitbread Hollow.
Generally fewer night migrants today present with a Marsh Harrier heading SW near Belle Tout @ 09.45. and a Merlin was seen in the Hollow. Fewer hirundines moving this morning but reasonable numbers of Alba Wagtails, Linnets and Meadow Pipits moving E during the first two hours of daylight.

Combined totals with birds ringed are shown in brackets:

Grey Heron 3 N over the Hollow
Marsh Harrier 1 SW @ 09.45
Sparrowhawk 1
Common Buzzard 1
Kestrel 4
Merlin 1
Peregrine 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker 1
Swallow c300 E
House Martin 50 E
Meadow Pipit 330 (230 E)
Yellow Wagtail 1 E
Alba Wagtail 82 E
Wren 4
Robin 15
Whinchat 2
Wheatear 4
Grasshopper Warbler 1 Hollow
Common Whitethroat 5
Blackcap 68 (19)
Chiffchaff 37 (1)
Goldcrest 2
Linnet 120 E
Bullfinch 1

Common Blue 1

Female Blackcap in Shooters Bottom.