Wednesday, 27 August 2014

27 Aug 2014 Beachy Head Overcast cool E 4 gusting to 5.

With interesting migrants appearing yesterday afternoon along the East coast, and an easterly wind this morning our hopes were high, but unfortunately when a number of observers arrived on the Headland night migrants were again in short supply and although all the sites were covered on the Head including the Cliff Path, and The Rides just low numbers of common migrants were seen. Diurnal passage was also disappointing.

Grey Heron 4 high W over Birling
Kestrel 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker 1
Sand Martin 10
Swallow 50 chiefly E-NE
Tree Pipit 1
Common Redstart 2
Whinchat 3
Wheatear 3
Reed Warbler 1
Lesser Whitethroat 2
Common Whitethroat 21
Garden Warbler 1
Blackcap 13
Willow Warbler 5
Raven 2
Goldfinch 60

Late news for the 23rd with a Wood Warbler in Hodcombe.


Willow Warbler-coming to the end of their passage period.