Wednesday, 10 September 2014

10 Sept 2014 Beachy Head Sunny at first becoming overcast E1-2

We covered Birling Lane, Shooters Bottom, Old Trapping Area, Hotel Garden and Icky Ridge, Belle Tout wood and partly walked through the rough field, meeting up with RKH, RES, KH, and LP.

Only a thin scattering of migrants on the Headland with no real quality, although a Short-eared Owl was reported on RBA. from Shooters Bottom.  An early movement E of Swallows and House Martins and a Golden Plover heard calling moved W.

Little Egret 1
Kestrel 1
Golden Plover calling moved W
Great-spotted Woodpecker 1
Sand Martin 4 E
Swallow c1,000 E between 07.00-09.00
House Martin c300 E between 07.00-09.00
Yellow Wagtail 10
Whinchat 5
Stonechat 20
Wheatear 1
Sedge Warbler 1
Lesser Whitethroat 2
Common Whitethroat 20
Garden Warbler 1
Blackcap 25
Chiffchaff 7
Raven 1

Yellow Wagtails feeding on the cliff edge.


Greater-spotted Woodpecker in the Hotel Garden.