Wednesday, 21 March 2012

21st March, 2012 Beachy Head Early mist becoming warm & sunny S 0-1

We sea-watched from 06.35-07.40 and were joined by RHC. We covered around the Birling area and also the field, Belle Tout wood and the Old Trapping Area. Briefly met up with PN & MN:

Red Throated Diver 6 E
Great Crested Grebe 3 E
Gannet 16 E
Common Scoter 5 E
Sparrowhawk 2
Collared Dove 2
Black Redstart 2 males
Stonechat 5
Wheatear 2
Long Tailed Tit 2

Brimstone 1
Small White 1

Late news from yesterday were 2 Spoonbills seen moving W. @ 13.50 from Hodcombe. This now becomes our 7th record since 1960, with the last being in 2009.

Early morning view of the Seven Sisters

Beachy Head Lighthouse in swirling mist

View of Seaford Head


Two Male Black Redstarts near Belle Tout wood

Meadow Pipit

Views before they demolish  part of the Birling Gap Hotel