Wednesday, 14 August 2013

14 August 2013 Beachy Head Fine & sunny Wind light and variable

 We covered virtually all the areas on the Headland meeting up with RKH & RK. Bob and Sarah were ringing in Whitbread Hollow. Another good fall and quite a nice variety of common night migrants which included our largest fall this Autumn of Willow Warblers which included some Northern acredula race individuals.
Birds trapped in brackets

Tawny Owl 1
Swift 4
Sand Martin 3
Swallow 50
Tree Pipit 1
Nightingale 1 calling Chat Vale
Common Redstart 2
Whinchat 1
Wheatear 2
Sedge Warbler 5 (1)
Reed Warbler 12 (5)
Lesser Whitethroat 8 (1)
Common Whitethroat 51 (4)
Garden Warbler 2 (1)
Blackcap 2 (1)
Willow Warbler 180 (33) (including several acredula race)
Raven 2 +

Peacock 1
Small Tortoiseshell 2
Clouded Yellow 1
Common Blue 12+
Dark Green Fritillary 1
Red Admiral 1
Silver Y moth c40
Migrant Hawker 5

Sedge Warbler at Birling (the last two pictures taken in shadow)

Garden Warbler in the Old Trapping Area

Whinchat in Chat Vale taken by Ron Knight


Northern Willow Warbler (p.t.acredula) at Birling

Willow Warbler (p. trochilus) with Northern Willow Warbler
(p.t.acredula) in Whitbread Hollow taken by Sarah McKenzie.

1stW Pied Flycatcher in Whitbread Hollow on the 10th August
taken by Veronica Yee.
This bird has still retained some of its juvenile feathers on the crown and
lower back.

Belgian Air Force F16 over Beachy, taken by Ron Knight