Wednesday, 25 September 2013

25 September 2013 Beachy Head Misty all morning humid NE 1

We arrived to misty conditions. Covered a number of sites on the Headland but area generally quiet. Sun broke through around 9.00 am for about 15 minutes when a party of Chiffchaffs and a few other migrants including a Garden Warbler passed through the Hotel garden but when the mist re-appeared the area again became quiet. After 3.5 hrs. we called it a day. Bob and Sarah were ringing in Whitbread Hollow and although still reasonable numbers of Blackcaps it was generally much quieter than yesterday.
Birds ringed in brackets.

Sparrowhawk 1
Tawny Owl 2
Meadow Pipit 30 E
Yellow Wagtail 1
Wheatear 1
Common Whitethroat 19 (3)
Garden Warbler 1
Blackcap 300 (63)
Chiffchaff 50 (5)
Willow Warbler 1 (1)
Spotted Flycatcher 2
Raven 1

Male Blackcap at Birling - Inserted especially for Bob in case he
hasn't seen enough already!!

Spotted Flycatcher at Birling

Chiffchaff in the Old Trapping Area

 Spotted Flycatcher in the Hotel Garden

Autumn Ladies Tresses - still some out at Birling.