Monday, 8 September 2014

8 Sept 2014 Beachy Head 2/8 cloud NE3/4

RDME visited the Head briefly this morning and covered Shooters, Birling  Lane and the Wood.

One Wryneck was seen again in Shooters Bottom but otherwise small numbers of night migrants although warblers were very active and he felt he had probably under-estimated these. Only small number of hirundines were seen during his visit and 20 Meadow Pipits moved E.

Sparrowhawk 1
Wryneck 1
Meadow Pipit 20 E
Swallow 150 E
House Martin 50 E
Song Thrush 2
Sedge Warbler 1
Reed Warbler 2
Common Whitethroat 20
Garden Warbler 1
Blackcap 30
Chiffchaff 8

Late News from Hodcombe:
5th Sept: Wryneck 1 (making a total of 3 in the area on this date), Common Redstart 2, Pied Flycatcher 12, Spotted Flycatcher 5, Whinchat 5. 6th Sept: Wood Warbler 1 briefly.