Wednesday, 10 August 2011

10th August, 2011. Beachy Head. Fine & Sunny Wind N1 to SW 4

We covered virtually all of the sites on the Headland including the rough field and met up with PN & RKH.
RDME & JAGD were ringing in Whitbread Hollow.

The following are our combined sightings with birds ringed in brackets:

Sparrowhawk 1
Kestrel 2
Sand Martin 7
Sedge Warbler 1
Reed Warbler 8 (4)
Lesser Whitethroat 7+ (7)
Common Whitethroat 185 (54)
Garden Warbler 10+ (8)
Blackcap 6 (5)
Chiffchaff 2
Willow Warbler 142 (27)
Spotted Flycatcher 1
Corn Bunting 1

Comma 2
Red Admiral 2

Migrant Hawker 1

Autumn Ladies Tresses Several showing at Birling (first for the Autumn).

Willow Warbler in the Hotel Garden

The first of this year's Autumn Ladies Tresses.

Female Hornet Hoverfly - Volucella zonaria at Belle Tout.

Volucella pellucens taken on the 7th at Belle Tout wood by RKH.