Saturday, 27 April 2013

27 Apr 2013 Beachy Head Sunny and clear but cold. N 3

Back to winter this morning with yet another cold north wind blowing. No point sea-watching and we first checked Shooters Bottom but were unable to locate the Long-eared Owl. We decided to visit Whitbread Hollow, Cow Gap and the Gully which was nicely sheltered from the wind and we found a Grasshopper Warbler by the first flight of steps otherwise just small numbers of migrants seen. Met up with RJF and JK who had been covering the Headland.

Little Egret 2 E off Cow Gap
Tawny Owl 2
Swift 2
Swallow 10
Tree Pipit 1
Yellow Wagtail 3
Wheatear 5
Grasshopper Warbler 1
Lesser Whitethroat 4
Common Whitethroat 15
Blackcap 2
Chiffchaff 1
Willow Warbler 1
Long-tailed Tit 2
Linnet 40 in field
Corn Bunting 6

Male Sparrowhawk feeding on a Goldfinch in the Old Trapping Area
on the 26 April. (taken by Roger Haggar).

Female type Black Redstart at Birling on the 26 April.
(taken by Roger Haggar).