Sunday, 27 April 2014

27 April 2014 Beachy Head Overcast with showers SE 2-3

Met up with RDME and we sea-watched from 06.00-09.35. RHC joined us for some of the time. With a SE wind blowing all night, hopes were high, but we were soon to be disappointed with only a small movement recorded, perhaps due to unsettled weather to the west of us. We briefly checked some of the sites on the Headland but other than a few Greenland Wheatears, night migrants were very much in short supply.

Red-throated Diver 2E
Gannet 200E
Brent 5E
Eider 4E
Scoter 223E
Bonxie 5E
Arctic Skua 9E
Kittiwake 200E
Sandwich Tern 15E
Commic Tern 8E
Razorbill 2E
Auk sp. 17E
Whimbrel 1E & h
Greenland Wheatear 7
Blackcap 1
Whitethroat 5
Lesser Whitethroat 1


 Dark phase Arctic Skua heading East off Birling