Saturday, 13 August 2011

13th August, 2011.Beachy Head. Early morning rain, than overcast becoming sunny and humid. SW 4.

A late start due to early morning rain. Sea-watched from 09.45-11.15. We then covered several sites but virtually no migrants seen, not even a single swallow.

Fulmar 6+
Balearic Shearwater 1 immediate phase E @ 10.06. Prolong good views at middle distance. Pale area on belly and under-wings.
Gannet c50 chiefly W.
Shag 2 immatures on the sea off Birling.
Common Scoter 50 W all in one flock.
Arctic Skua 7 (6 W & 1 E mainly juveniles).
Med. Gull 2 E (Ad. & 1stW)
Yellow Legged Gull 1 juv. in field by Sewage Farm.
Sandwich Tern 6 feeding off Birling
Commic Tern 14 W
Adonis Blue 1 male at Birling

Part of the Common Scoter flock past Birling.

Male Adonis Blue at Birling