Sunday, 1 June 2014

1 June 2014 Beachy Head Fine sunny and warm Wind light and variable

We covered all the usual sites on the Headland including the Cornish Farm track. Met up with PN and MN who were covering the Birling and Belle Tout area. Just a few new migrants seen with a singing 1stS male Black Redstart being the highlight.

Little Egret 2 E
Peregrine 1 small ad. male
Mediterranean Gull 2 ad's E
Black Redstart 1S male occasionally singing
Reed Warbler 1 singing Shooters Bottom
Common Whitethroat c30
Spotted Flycatcher 2
Corn Bunting 5

Small Tortoiseshell 1
Small Heath 3
Speckled Wood 6
Dingy Skipper 2
Painted Lady 1 - Our first for this year
Red Admiral 1
Common Blue Damselfly 1
Bee Orchid 6 normal variety and 8 pale variety

(Taken by DC)


1st S male Black Redstart at Birling

Spotted Flycatcher in Shooters Bottom

Corn Bunting - c5 pairs breeding



Skylark - good numbers singing over the top fields

Painted Lady - our first for this year

Cardinal Beetle in Shooters Bottom

Bee Orchid - normal variety

 Common Spotted Orchid

Cinnabar Moth at Birling