Friday, 20 September 2013

20 September 2013 Beachy Head Fine clear sunny becoming warm Wind N 1-2

We covered all the usual sites on the Headland and also the fields around Birling sewage plant, meeting up with PN at Shooters Bottom. With the fine calm weather,we hoped for a reasonable fall of migrants, but only small numbers were seen and other than a few hundred House Martins, no sightings of any real diurnal migration.

Common Buzzard 2 over the Top fields
Kestrel 1
Sand Martin 1
Swallow 100
House Martin 400
Meadow Pipit 250
Common Redstart 3
Whinchat 4
Wheatear 7
Reed Warbler 1
Lesser Whitethroat 1
Common Whitethroat 30
Blackcap 10
Chiffchaff 20
Raven 1

Whinchat in Shooters Bottom - one of four present here.

Female Common Redstart in the Old Trapping Area.

Lesser Whitethroat in the Hotel Garden

Northern Wheatear