Sunday, 25 September 2011

25th September, 2011.Beachy Head Fine warm with some cloud cover. SSW 1-2

Met up with JK at Birling and covered a number of sites on the Head, although we did twitch the Grey Phalarope at nearby Princes Park during the morning:

Grey Heron 12 high S. over the Seven Sisters and out to sea until lost to sight.
Sparrowhawk 4
Kestrel 1
Merlin 1 female/immature type E over Birling.
Peregrine 2
Swallow 500 E
House Martin 80 E
Meadow Pipit 80
Whinchat 1
Wheatear 1
Lesser Whitethroat 1
Blackcap 6
Chiffchaff 20+
Goldcrest 2
Firecrest 3 (1 Icky Ridge, 1 Shooters Bottom & 1 B/T wood).
Tree Creeper 1 B/T wood.
Raven 1

Party of 12 Grey Herons flying high over the Seven Sisters heading
straight out to sea, until lost to sight.

Chiffchaff in the early morning light at Birling.

Maybe one of our last Lesser Whitethroats for the year