Tuesday, 1 April 2014

1 April 2014 Beachy Head Fine and warm but with fog out to sea ESE 1

Arrived at 06.50 to find a fog bank out to sea. We met up with RDME and RHC and sea-watched as far as possible with only limited visibility until 08.50 with just a small passage recorded. 
We then covered most of the sites on the Headland meeting up with RB at Belle Tout wood. Although lovely calm weather very few migrants were recorded.

Red-throated Diver 4E
Gannet 6 E
Little Egret 1
Brent Goose 1 E
Common Scoter 41 E
Peregrine 1
Bonxie 1 E
Mediterranean Gull 1 E
Little Gull  9 E (including 1 juv)
Sandwich Tern 9 E
Chiffchaff 5
Willow Warbler 1
Raven 1
Corn Bunting 3

Roger and Liz between 13.00-15.30 hrs a total of 18-20 Common Buzzards and 6 Red Kites over Hodcombe.

An evening sea-watch from 18.05-19.35 after the fog had cleared:
Common Scoter 9 E
Mediterranean Gull 2 W
Black-headed Gull 16 E
Little Gull 15 E
Sandwich Tern 16 E