Monday, 14 April 2014

13 April 2014 Beachy Head Overcast becoming sunny and warm W 1

DC and BK covered all the Headland sites including Cornish Farm Lane, Cliff Path and the Rides.
A reasonable fall of Willow Warblers and 2 new male Redstarts were found at the top of Birling lane, although when the cloud cleared and it became sunny activity of night migrants quickly dropped off.

Tawny Owl h
Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 drumming
Swallow 10
White Wagtail 1 female
Wheatear 3
Redstart 2 males
Blackcap 5
Lesser Whitethroat 2h singing
Willow Warbler 45
Chiffchaff 5
Raven 1

Brimstone 4
Peacock 5
Small Tortoiseshell c.15
Speckled Wood 3
Large White 2
Small White 2
Small Copper 3

(taken by D.Cooper)
Willow Warbler in Chat Vale - 45 were seen chiefly during the 
early morning

(both taken by D.Cooper)
Female White Wagtail with cattle at Birling

(taken by D.Cooper)
Male Wheatear at Birling

(taken by D.Cooper)
Small Copper at Chat Vale - Our first for this year