Wednesday, 11 February 2015

11 Feb 2015 Beachy Head Overcast, cool and clear ESE 1

With a ESE breeze forecast, we decided to go for a sea-watch from 07.15-09.00, but unfortunately very little sea-movement recorded. We then covered Birling Lane, Birling loop, Belle Tout wood and the rough field. Although the bushes were virtually bird-less and rough field again had good numbers of larks and buntings with hundreds of corvids and pigeons, with the highlight being a male Dartford Warbler.

Red-throated Diver 10 (6 E and 4 on the sea)
Great-crested Grebe 17 (6 E and 11 on the sea)
Fulmar 6
Sparrowhawk 1
Kestrel 1
Peregrine 2
Red-legged Partridge 2
Curlew 1
Stock Dove 35
Woodpigeon 250+
Tawny Owl 2
Skylark c250
Rock Pipit 1
Stonechat 3
Dartford Warbler 1 male
Raven 3
Reed Bunting 2
Corn Bunting 30+

Great-crested Grebes on the sea off Birling

Rock Pipit in the car park at Birling

Male Dartford Warbler in the rough field.