Saturday, 5 October 2013

5 October 2013 Beachy Head Overcast but very mild. W to N 1

 We met up with JK at Birling and covered all the sites on the Headland including the Cliff Path and Crowlink. Also met up with a number of Beachy birders. Fair numbers of hirundines over the Head and a reasonable fall of Chiffchaffs with Ring Ouzels, and 2 Firecrests showed well.
Bob was ringing in Whitbread Hollow and also recorded a fall of Chiffchaffs during the early morning but they soon departed out of the Hollow.
Birds ringed in brackets.

Little Egret 1 E
Grey Heron 1 E
Sparrowhawk 2
Common Buzzard 1
Kestrel 1 S out to sea
Peregrine 2
Tawny Owl 2
Swallow 300
House Martin 800
Meadow Pipit 100
Alba Wagtail 15 E
Skylark 5 E
Whinchat 1
Wheatear 4
Ring Ouzel 8
Common Whitethroat 2 (1)
Garden Warbler 1 (1)
Blackcap 150 (51)
Chiffchaff 300 (61)
Firecrest 2
Brambling 1
Goldfinch 60
Siskin 38 E
Linnet 110 E
Reed Bunting 2

Comma 1
Small Copper 1
Migrant Hawker 1




Two Firecrests at Birling


Chiffchaff at Birling

Whinchat in the Hotel Garden