Thursday, 14 April 2011

14th April,2011.Beachy Head. Overcast, cool SW 0-1

Doreen and myself sea-watched again this morning and were joined by TWP & RHC. Sea-watch lasted for 3 hours but again proved disappointing, with not a single skua being seen, considering the conditions. We then covered most of the areas on the Headland including the rough field:

DC did an evening sea-watch between 18.30-20.00 hrs and had two sizeable flocks of Whimbrels moving totalling 110.

Red Throated Diver 9 E
Gannet 20 E & 40 W
Little Egret 1 E a good way out off Birling and appeared to be a genuine migrant.
Brent Goose 5 E
Shelduck 6 E
Mallard 1 E
Common Scoter 371 E
Red Br. Merganser 5 E
Whimbrel 110 E
Sandwich Tern 65 E

Wheatear 11
Common Whitethroat 1
Blackcap 2
Chiffchaff 2
Willow Warbler 6
Raven 1