Wednesday, 9 April 2014

9 April 2014 Beachy Head Fine sunny and warm WNW to WSW 1-2

A short 30 minute sea-watched from 07.15-07.45 produced very little. We covered virtually all the usual sites on the Headland meeting up with RKH, RB PN and MN. Small numbers of night migrants seen but no sign of any diurnal migration.

Common Scoter 5 E
Sparrowhawk 1
Sandwich Tern 3 E
Collared Dove 2 over Birling
White Wagtail 1
Stonechat 7
Wheatear 4
Blackcap 3
Chiffchaff 10
Willow Warbler 5
Firecrest 2 briefly in B/T wood
Linnet 30
Corn Bunting 4

Small Tortoiseshell 4
Brimstone 1
Speckled Wood 1
Early Purple Orchid 1 in flower

The end coastguard cottage now demolished.

Adult male Wheatear along the Cornish Farm track.




Willow Warbler in Belle Tout wood

Small Tortoiseshell

Speckled Wood

Early Purple Orchid-Our first one in flower for the year.