Wednesday, 4 September 2013

4 September, 2013 Beachy Head. Fine sunny becoming hot. NE 1

We covered all the usual sites on the Headland including The Rides meeting up with RK in Shooters Bottom.
RDME was ringing in Whitbread Hollow. Reasonable numbers of migrants present including a small arrival of Spotted Flycatchers and also a single Pied Flycatcher. Hirundines were resting on the bushes at Birling prior to their long Autumn migration.
Birds ringed are included in brackets.

Collared Dove 1 W
Tawny Owl 1
Sand Martin 10
Swallow 260
House Martin 12
Common Redstart 2
Whinchat 3
Wheatear 1
Sedge Warbler 1
Reed Warbler 11 (5)
Lesser Whitethroat 11 (1)
Common Whitethroat 75 (5)
Garden Warbler (1)
Blackcap 60 (27)
Chiffchaff 6 (2)
Willow Warbler 7 (1)
Spotted Flycatcher 9
Pied Flycatcher 1
Jay 2
Bullfinch 1

Clouded Yellow 3
Common Blue 60
Painted Lady 3
Migrant Hawker 2
Autumn Ladies Tressesc100

Spotted Flycatcher at Birling


Sedge Warbler at Birling

Swallows and Sand Martin at Birling

Male Common Redstart in Shooters Bottom.

Spotted Flycatcher in The Old Trapping Area.


Spotted Flycatcher in The Rides - A total of 9 were seen today.


Autumn Ladies Tresses at Birling.