Tuesday, 26 July 2011

26th July 2011. Beachy Head, Clear & sunny N1

We did a short sea-watch and then birded all the usual sites on the Headland including the rough field. We met up with RES who covered a number of sites with us:

Fulmar 3
Gannet 12
Sparrow Hawk 1
Sandwich Tern 1 E
Sand Martin 3
Swallow 30
Stonechat (The pair of the rubicola race with at least 2 young were still present)
For more on this form and individuals see: http://birdingfrontiers.com/category/chats-and-thrushes/
Lesser Whitethroat 4
Common Whitethroat 50
Chiffchaff 1 adult in moult in Shooters Bottom
Willow Warbler 27

Marbled White 3
Small Tortoiseshell 1
Dark Green Fritillary 1
Essex Skipper 1

Migrant Hawker Dragonfly 2

Essex Skipper near Belle Tout

Meadow Grasshopper (Chorthippus parallelus)

Brown Argus taken in the Old Trapping Area on the 24th by RKH.

Digger Wasp and hoverfly Scaeva pyrastri taken at Belle Tout
on the 24th by RKH.

hoverfly Scaeva pyrastri (RKH).

hoverfly Chrysotoxum bicinctum taken in the Hotel Garden
on the 24th by RKH.

Tachina grossa Belle Tout wood on the 25th. (RKH)