Friday, 15 October 2010

15th October,2010 Beachy Head Wind N 3-4

Went with Doreen to Beachy and covered most of the Top, and RDME was ringing in Whitbread Hollow. Good numbers of birders present looking for the Pallas's. It proved very elusive during the morning only being seen on one occasion, but finally showed well during the afternoon.
Following birds seen with the number of birds ringed in brackets.

Little Egret 3 off Birling
Sparrow Hawk 1
Kestrel 4 (an immature bird found dead, probably due to starvation)
Merlin 1 female type
Peregrine 1
Stock Dove 12 SE.
Short Eared Owl 1 (RES & KH)
Swallow 80
House Martin 15
Wheatear 1
Ring Ouzel 2
Blackcap 25 (10)
Pallas's Leaf Warbler 1 Belle Tout wood
Chiffchaff 37 (11)
Goldcrest 26
Treecreeper (1 Re-trap, ringed 27 Sept)
Raven 2+
Chaffinch 40
Brambling 1 Belle Tout wood
Goldfinch 100
Siskin 2

Pallas's Leaf Warbler Belle Tout wood (all taken by Roger Haggar)