Saturday, 30 August 2014

30 Aug 2014 Beachy Head Overcast W 5-6 decreasing

DC and BK did a 3 hour sea-watch from 07.00-10.00, with the highlight being a Balearic Shearwater. They then covered a number of sites on the Headland and also Whitbread Hollow. RJF and JK also covered virtually all the sites on the Head and also Whitbread Hollow area. RKH also visited several sites on the Headland.
Small numbers of a variety of night migrants were seen which included a Wryneck in Whitbread Hollow.

Balearic Shearwater 1W @ 09.32
Balearic/Manx Shearwater 3 W @7.20 (just to distant and brief for full i/d)
Little Egret 2 E
Shelduck 3 juvs E
Common Scoter 9 E and 4 W
Common Buzzard 1
Sparrowhawk 1
Arctic Skua 1 E
Sandwich Tern 10 W
Common Tern 16 W
Wryneck 1 Whitbread Hollow
Swift 2
Sand Martin 18 W
Swallow 102 W
Yellow Wagtail 6
Whinchat 7
Lesser Whitethroat 2
Common Whitethroat 28
Garden Warbler 1
Blackcap 11
Spotted Flycatcher 3
Yellowhammer 6

Clouded Yellow 3
Adonis Blue 1
Southern Hawker 6

(taken by Richard.Fairbank)
Male Redstart with a white-cap in Whitbread Hollow

(taken by Richard Fairbank)

(taken by David Cooper)

Wryneck in Whitbread Hollow

(taken by David Cooper)
Male Adonis Blue in Whitbread Hollow