Saturday, 10 March 2012

10th March, 2012 Beachy Head Overcast, mild W 1

Sea-watched 06.50-08.20 and were joined by RDME & PN. We then covered the lane at Birling, walked to the B/T lighthouse and onto the wood and back through the field. PN & RDME covered Shooters Bottom and RDME visited Whitbread Hollow:

Red Throated Diver 4 E
Great Crest Grebe 4 on the sea
Gannet 10 E & 8 W
Grey Heron 1 W off Birling
Brent Goose 120 E (including 1 milky-tea coloured leucistic bird)
Peregrine 1
Auk Sp. 2 E
Razorbill 2 on the sea
Tawny Owl 2 calling in Whitbread Hollow
Skylark 20 in the field
Rock Pipit 1
Alba Wagtail 3N & 1 W
Stonechat 7 (mostly males)
Long Tailed Tit 2
Goldfinch 3
Linnet 25 in the field
Bullfinch 1 singing in Whitbread Hollow


Skylark in the field at Belle Tout