Monday, 31 March 2014

31 March 2014 Beachy Head Light overcast with light drizzle at times,mild. E-SE1

With the settled weather and light variable E winds, sea-watching was again the order of the day. Met up with RDME and we sea-watched from 06.50-10.50, we were also joined by RHC for a good hour. Another good passage of Brents and Scoters with a selection of other ducks etc. The passage was still ongoing when I had to leave at 11.00.
Also saw both PN and RB who were covering most of the birding sites on the Head, but just the odd Chiffchaffs seen. RDME also visited Whitbread Hollow and Cow Gap.

Red-throated Diver 50 E
Gannet 4 E
Little Egret 1
Canada Goose 2 W
Brent Goose 890 E
Gadwall 5 E
Teal 15 E
Mallard 1 E
Pintail 8 E
Shoveler 20 E
Eider 19 E
Common Scoter 902 E
Red-breasted Merganser 41 E
Peregrine 1
Curlew 1 E
Mediterranean Gull 7 E
Little Gull 11 E
Black-headed Gull 153 E
Kittiwake 15 E
Sandwich Tern 12 E
Auk Sp 1 E
Collared Dove 1 over Birling
Blackcap 1
Chiffchaff 7
Linnet 10

Another movement of Brent Geese

One for ARK - Shoveler moving with Brents,
sorry Alan I didn't time it.!!