Sunday, 11 August 2013

11 August 2013 Beachy Head Cool Overcast with heavy showers SW 5

Arrived at Birling to a cool miserable morning with a strong SW breeze. A walk up the lane produced virtually nothing and therefore decided on a short sea-watch which was also unproductive. We next visited Shooters Bottom  with the 2 Nightingales still croaking but little else seen. The Old Trapping Area produced a brief Pied Flycatcher which departed abruptly, and little was seen in the Hotel Garden. It then became misty with a very heavy shower and we therefore decided to call it a day.

Fulmar 7
Gannet 12 E & 3 W
Common Scoter 9 E
Kittiwake Small numbers of juveniles W
Nightingale 2 calling in Shooters Bottom
Lesser Whitethroat 1
Common Whitethroat 9
Willow Warbler 7
Pied Flycatcher 1 Old Trapping Area departed E
Raven 2+