Monday, 10 March 2014

10 March 2014 Beachy Head Fine sunny warm Nil becoming NE 2-3

We sea-watched from 06.40-08.40 and then again from 10.15-10.45. We were joined by RDME who then went and visited Whitbread Hollow, Cow Gap and the Gully. Most of the sites on the Headland were also covered.
Just a trickle on new night migrants but with NE winds the sea-watch was very slow.

Red-throated Diver 17 E
Great-crested Grebe 2 E and 3 on the sea.
Little Egret 1 off Birling
Brent Goose 35 E
Common Scoter 24 E
Common Buzzard 1 over Frances Bottom and Whitbread Hollow.
Curlew 1
Rock Pipit 1 Cow Gap
Black Redstart 1 female type in the B/T gully
Stonechat 2
Chiffchaff 7
Firecrest 1 Old Trapping Area
Linnet 10 (7 in off the sea)

Late news for yesterday was a Swallow at Hodcombe

Not the Crane I was hoping to find at Birling this morning.