Monday, 25 April 2011

25th April 2011 Birling Gap Seawatch 6am - 6.30am N4-5 Clear

Gannet 50E
Scoter 14E
Red Kite 3 including a leucistic individual
Common Buzzard 1
Sparrowhawk 2
Guillemot 1E
Stone Curlew 1 ex. inadvertently flushed unfortunately flying off east
Collared Dove 1
Wheatear 10
Swallow 30
House Martin 3
Whitethroat c.30
Lesser Whitethroat 3
Blackcap h
Willow Warbler 1

Migrant Stone Curlew departing east!

Wheatear at Belle Tout

Leucistic wing-tagged Red Kite over Beachy Head

Goldfinch at Belle Tout

Hairy Dragonfly at Belle Tout

Sunday, 24 April 2011

24th April Birling Gap 6am-6.30am NW1 Clear

Diver sp. 2
Manx Shearwater 1E ex. at 6.04am
Eider 8 on sea
Red Kite 4 ex. in air together
Mediterranean Gull 4E
Sandwich Tern 2E
Whimbrel h
Stock Dove 1
Swallow 7
House Martin 1
Yellow Wagtail 2h
Tree Pipit 1
Wheatear 10
Pied Wagtail 1
Alba Wagtail 1
Rock Pipit 1
Whitethroat c.50
Lesser Whitethroat 4
Willow Warbler 2
Chiffchaff 3
Raven 1

Stoat 1

Comma 1
Dingy Skipper 1
Grizzled Skipper 3

Belle Tout Lighthouse from Crowlink

Sardin Valley

Goldfinch at Belle Tout

Orange-tip at Belle Tout

Wheatear at Belle Tout

Red Kites at Beachy Head

Cowslips in Cow Gap

Wallflowers in Whitbread Hollow

Forget-me-not at Whitbread Hollow

Dingy Skipper at Whitbread Hollow

Saturday, 23 April 2011

23rd April 2011 Beachy Head. NE1 Clear sunny & hot

Sea-watched with RDME between 06.15-10.00 with a break for an hour while we looked for the Ortolan Bunting. WE also covered most of the sites on the Headland.

Red-throated Diver 2E
Black-throated Diver 1 ex. on sea departed east
Canada Goose 5 in off
Scoter 89E
Shoveler 2E
Tufted Duck 1E
Auk sp. 2E, 2 on sea
Bonxie 1E
Arctic Skua 5E
Mediterranean Gull 1E (1w)
Black Headed Gull 41 E
Little Gull 7E
Sandwich Tern 27E
Whimbrel 13E
Curlew 1 E
Red-legged Partridge 2
Swallow 6 in off
Alba Wagtail 1 in off
Willow Warbler 4
Chiffchaff 1
Whitethroat 25
Lesser Whitethroat 4
Ortolan Bunting 1 female ex. (8.10am-8.30am then flew off high inland)

Willow Warbler at Birling Gap

Male Whitethroat at Birling Gap

Male Stonechat with white rump.

Female Ortolan Bunting at Birling Gap

Green Hairstreak at Belle Tout

Grizzled Skipper near Belle Tout

Pheasant at Birling Gap

Black Throated Diver on the sea off Birling

Black-throated & Red-throated Divers off Birling Gap