Saturday, 28 February 2015

28 Feb 2015 Beachy Head Overcast cold S 6 gusting to 8

Cold dull day with a strong S wind. We sea-watched from 06.55-07.55 in difficult conditions with the S wind coming straight at us. We then visited Belle Tout wood but as expected virtually didn't see a bird in the wood. Still good numbers of birds in the set a-side field but far too windy to walk through it.

Red-throated Diver 14 (9 E & 5 W) (1 appeared to be in full s/p, and could easily be mistaken for a B.T Diver, with the throat appearing all black).
Great-crested Grebe 4 E
Gannet c20 E
Brent Goose 8 (5 E & 3W)
Eider 1 drake E
Common Scoter 3 E
Mediterranean Gull 2 ad's s/p E
Kittiwake c50 E
Auk Sp. 22 (11 E & 11 W)
Stonechat 2
Raven 1
Starling 200

Late News: The male Dartford Warbler has been recorded on two dates recently by LP, and a Black Redstart is wintering in the Hodcombe area.