Sunday, 28 April 2013

28 Apr 2013 Beachy Head Early frost, sunny & clear becoming warm. N1 to WSW 1

After the early frost it become a warm sunny day. Very clear visibility with a N wind so little expectations of a sea-watch and looking for land migrants. We tried two sea-watches from 07.05-07.35 & again from 10.30 to 11.30. We also did the Birling lane and Birling /Belle Tout loop and were joined by PN. RDME, RKH and RES were also birding the Headland sites.

Red-throated Diver 1E
Great Crested Grebe 1 on the sea
Common Scoter 27 E
Sandwich Tern 6 E
Commic Tern 24 E
Stock Dove 2 E
Swallow 10
Yellow Wagtail 3
Black Redstart 1 female type Birling
Whinchat 1
Stonechat 7
Lesser Whitethroat 1
Common Whitethroat 9
Blackcap 1
Chiffchaff 3
Willow Warbler 1
Carrion Crow 2 in off the sea
Corn Bunting 1

Late news for yesterday: 2 Hobbies flew past Hodcombe late morning.

Gorse in full flower at Birling

Pete contemplating if Arsenal can beat Man. United this afternoon
 and therefore maintain their hope for next seasons Champion 
League. Pity he missed the Subalpine warbler singing in the open,
 just to the right of his head!!