Sunday, 10 November 2013

10 November 2013 Beachy Head Sunny, clear but cold NW-N 3 increasing to 4

We met up with RJF and JK at Birling and covered most of the sites on the Headland. Woodpigeons and some Stock Doves were on the move this morning in the clear weather although the number of migrants on the ground were few and far between. Bob visited Whitbread Hollow.

Sparrowhawk 1
Kestrel 2
Peregrine 2
Stock Dove 80 chiefly W
Woodpigeon approx. 1,850 chiefly W.
Black Redstart 1 Birling
Stonechat 4
Ring Ouzel 1 Hollow
Mistle Thrush 1
Song Thrush 1
Chiffchaff 1
Goldcrest 2
Firecrest 3 Hollow
Chaffinch c30 W
Goldfinch 60
Bullfinch 2
Reed Bunting 1

Peacock Butterfly 1

RJF and JK continued birding after I left and had a total of 5,200 Woodpigeons and 250 Stock Doves also Common Buzzard, 3 Swallows and a House Martin.

Woodpigeons on the move this morning.

Green Woodpecker at Birling


Goldcrest enjoying the late sunshine in the Hotel Garden.