Tuesday, 14 August 2012

14 August 2012 Beachy Head Overcast humid SW 1

With rain during the night and an overcast humid calm early morning, we had hopes of a decent fall of Willow Warblers and other night migrants, but after meeting up with both RK & PN and covering all sites on the Headland only small numbers of migrants could be located and once again no diurnal migration was seen.

Met Office view
A large area of low pressure lies over the near-Atlantic to the west of the UK, bringing unsettled conditions. This system continues to feed warm and humid air up from the south. Heavy and thundery showers are developing locally, particularly over areas marked by trough lines:

Swallow 10
Nightingale 1 Shooters Bottom
Common Redstart Ad. male still in Shooters Bottom
Wheatear 3
Sedge Warbler 1
Reed Warbler 1
Lesser Whitethroat 1
Common Whitethroat 28
Blackcap 2
Willow Warbler 30
Tree Creeper 2 Belle Tout wood
Raven 1

Wheatear showing well at Birling