Saturday, 31 May 2014

31 May 2014 Beachy Head Fine sunny and becoming warm N 2RJF and JK

Met up with RJF and JK and covered virtually all the Headland sites including the Cliff Path. PN and MN were also birding some of the sites on the Headland.
Needless to say just the odd migrants seen with a Hobby and Turtle Dove being the best.

Common Scoter 16 E
Sparrowhawk 1
Common Buzzard 2
Hobby 1
Peregrine 1
Turtle Dove 1 drinking from a puddle at Birling
Swift 6
Swallow 12
Reed Warbler 1 singing Icky Ridge
Sedge Warbler 1 singing Hodcombe
Blackcap 1

Wall 1
Common Blue 6
Dingy Skipper 2
Bee Orchid 8
Leopard Slug 1

Hobby over Chat Vale
dark morph silhouette!! (taken by David Cooper)

Adult male Chaffinch in breeding plumage

Male Common Blue

Female Common Blue (blue colour variant)

Bee Orchid-pale variety

Leopard Slug at Birling.
A Beachy tick, but not really the one we wanted to find!!