Friday, 10 October 2014

10 Oct 2014 Beachy Head Overcast mile SW 4/5

RDME visited Birling and Belle Tout wood and lower path and then Whitbread Hollow, meeting up with GG briefly. Just small numbers of night migrants seen which included 2 male Ring Ouzels in Whitbread Hollow. Diurnal migration included small numbers of hirundines (chiefly Swallows) and Goldfinches moving W.

Great-spotted Woodpecker 1
Swallow 20
House Martin 4
Alba Wagtail 4 including 1 White Wagtail.
Dunnock small influx including a party of 7 very agitated.
Wheatear 1
Ring Ouzel 2 males Whitbread Hollow.
Blackcap 2
Chiffchaff 15
Goldcrest 1
Jay 1 Birling
Goldfinch 100 chiefly W

During the afternoon, RB visited Belle Tout wood and the Cornish Farm track and recorded the following:
Wheatear 2
Swallow 100 quartering the non mown field
Corn bunting 10
Meadow pipit 30
Goldfinch 6
Skylark 10
Stonechat 15
Peregrine falcon 1
Sparrowhawk 1
Kestrel 1
Chiffchaff 8
Blackcap 2