Sunday, 27 October 2013

27 October 2013 Beachy Head Early morning rain, sunny periods later gale force SW winds gusting up to force 9.

Matt found a Shore Lark above Belle Tout wood and John King and myself quickly made our way there, in gale force winds gusting up to force 9. Difficult to hold the camera still, but luckily the sun came out allowing some fast shutter speeds. This Shore Lark was our 7th record involving 15 individuals since 1960. 
Also present on the Head were 2 Wheatears, and 3 Firecrests. No definite sighting of the Pallas's, but obviously the gale force winds made looking in the wood very difficult.

We left at 1.00 pm and at 2.40 pm a pager report of a Common or Pallid Swift flew over the Headland heading NE. You just can't win them all!! 




Shore Lark above Belle Tout wood.