Monday, 7 October 2013

7 October 2013 Beachy Head Fine sunny and warm W 0-1

Big clear out of yesterdays migrants on the Headland and no sign of yesterdays elusive Red-breasted Flycatcher also virtually no diurnal migration seen. We covered a number of sites on the Head and met up with several birders. Bob was ringing in Whitbread Hollow, and also had a large drop in night migrants with Blackcap numbers very much depleted. Birds ringed in brackets:

Sparrowhawk 2
Common Buzzard 1
Kestrel 2
Peregrine 2
Tawny Owl 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker 1
Skylark 5 W
Swallow 330
House Martin 60
Alba Wagtail 12
Black Redstart 1
Wheateat 1
Grasshopper Warbler 1
Blackcap 35 (11)
Chiffchaff 125 (49)
Raven Party of 6
Chaffinch 50
Brambling 1
Reed Bunting 1

Black Redstart in the Old Trapping Area ( taken by Roger Haggar)