Tuesday, 6 May 2014

6 May 2014 Beachy Head Early overcast with drizzle becoming sunny Wind SW 3 to 4

Bob and Nigel were sea-watching from 05.45-07.45 and we joined them for a short while. We also sea-watched from 09.25-09.55 and we also covered Birling Lane, Shooters Bottom and Belle Tout wood. Bob went down to Whitbread Hollow, Cow Gap and the Gully
The drizzle made sea-watching difficult during the early watch, but after yesterdays superb watch, the movement was somewhat less inspiring. The Headland was again very quiet with virtually no migrants.

Black-throated Diver 1 E
Diver Sp 2 E
Gannet 40 E
Little Egret 1 off Birling
Eider 4 E
Common Scoter 83 E and 15 W
Bar-tailed Godwit 14 E
Whimbrel 6 E
Arctic Skua 2 E
Bonxie 1 E
Sandwich Tern 30 E
Commic Tern 5 E
Auk Sp. 3 E
Swallow 6 in off the sea
Stonechat 2 pairs feeding young out of the nest.
Reed Warbler singing
Garden Warbler 2
Willow Warbler 2
Corn Bunting 1