Saturday, 2 August 2014

2 Aug 2014 Beachy Head Early cloud cover becoming fine sunny and hot. SW 1

Met up with JK and we covered all the main sites on the Headland. Also saw LP who was covering Birling and Shooters Bottom.
With the perfect conditions, numbers of night migrants were disappointing with very low numbers of Willow Warblers, and virtually no diurnal migration was logged.

Cormorant 23 W (parties of 2, 15 and 6)
Hobby 1
Peregrine 2
Swallow just 6
House Martin 12 E
Whinchat 1
Wheatear 1
Song Thrush 1 juv.
Grasshopper Warbler 1
Sedge Warbler 3
Reed Warbler 8
Lesser Whitethroat 1
Common Whitethroat 41
Garden Warbler 2
Blackcap 1
Chiffchaff 4
Willow Warbler 12
Raven 2
Yellowhammer 1 male
Corn Bunting 8


Some of today's Reed Warblers.

(taken by Laurence Pitcher)

(taken by Laurence Pitcher)
Grasshopper Warbler in Shooters Bottom.