Sunday, 9 March 2014

9th March 2014 Beachy Head Sunny, warm murky out to sea. S 1-2

We sea-watched from 06.30-09.45 and was joined by RDME. Also met up with PN and all the usual sites on the Headland were covered as well as Cornish Farm track.
Just the odd night migrants were seen including 2 Black Redstarts and another new Firecrest.

Red-throated Diver 7 E and 2 on the sea
Great-crested Grebe 5 E and 16 on the sea
Gannet 7 E
Little Egret 2 off Birling
Grey Heron 1 over Birling
Canada Goose c20 W
Brent Goose 261 E
Shelduck 2 E
Gadwall 2 E
Teal 25 E
Mallard 2 E
Pintail 4 E
Tufted Duck 3 E
Common Scoter 129 E
Common Buzzard 1 over the Top Fields
Peregrine 1
Curlew 3
Mediterranean Gull 2 E
Black-headed Gull 12 E
Common Gull c100 in fields at Birling.
Auk Sp. 10 E
Meadow Pipit 5
Rock Pipit 2
Alba Wagtail 1 Pied and 4 Albas over Birling
Black Redstart 2 (1 female type and 1 ad. male)
Stonechat 6
Firecrest 1 Old Trapping Area
Linnet 4 in off the sea
Corn Bunting 2

Brimstone 1


Brent Geese again on the move.

(taken by DC)
Gadwall off Birling.
A pic. blog tick.

Little Egret off Birling

(taken by DC)

Firecrest in the Old Trapping Area.