Monday, 29 April 2013

29 Apr 2013 Beachy Head Cloudy becoming sunny cool W4 to NW 4

We joined RDME at Birling and sea-watched from 06.15-08.00 but again very disappointing. We then covered Birling lane and Belle Tout wood and RDME visited Whitbread Hollow, Cow Gap and the Gully, PN was also birding the Headland. Although we had some rain during the night, still very low numbers of migrants logged.

Red-throated Diver 2 E
Great Crested Grebe 1 W
Gannet 32 E & 3 W
Grey Heron 1 off Birling
Brent Goose 45 E
Shelduck 2 E
Common Scoter 112 E
Bonxie 3 E
Sandwich Tern 13 E & 13 W
Auk Sp 6 E
Guillemot 2 on the sea
Tawny Owl 2
Swallow 1
Rock Pipit 1 displaying
Common Whitethroat 10
Blackcap 4
Chiffchaff 2
Willow Warbler 2
Corn Bunting 1




Grey phase Tawny Owl showing well


Male Wheatear near Belle Tout taken on the 28th by Roger Haggar.