Saturday, 3 August 2013

3rd August 2013 Beachy WSW5 Clear

With the wind stronger than forecast the sea held some promise but and hour produced typically scant reward. Whitbread Hollow and Cow Gap were relatively sheltered but eerily quiet with virtually no migrants evident. After another quiet seawatch the best was saved to last when an adult Hobby was seen hunting over the fields at Birling Gap before departing west.

Gannet 53E, 12W
Manx Shearwater 1W at 7.50am, 1E at 8.10am
Scoter 26E
Hobby 1 adult 
Mediterranean Gull 1E, 3 feeding offshore including 2 juveniles
Sandwich Tern 4E, 1W
Swallow 2
Whitethroat 3
Blackcap 2
Starling c.300

Painted Lady c.10
Chalk hill Blue c.50

Blackcap in Cow Gap