Monday, 13 October 2014

12 Oct 2014 Beachy Head Cloud mainly 7/8, NE 3

Bob and Sarah went ringing in Whitbread Hollow and had reasonable fall of Chiffchaffs and Blackcaps. RJF and JK visited the main sites on the Headland and later RJF also visited Crowlink. Reasonable numbers of night migrants seen including 2 Ring Ouzels, with a decent Eastern diurnal movement logged mainly Goldfinches with our first movement of Stock Doves for the Autumn.
Combined totals with birds ringed are shown in brackets:

Sparrowhawk 2
Golden Plover 2
Woodpigeon 60 (numbers beginning to build up)
Stock Dove 53
Tawny Owl 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker 1
Skylark 39
Swallow 90
House Martin 28
Pied Wagtail 21
Stonechat 17
Wheatear 1
Ring Ouzel 2 (Shooters Bottom and Hotel Garden)
Blackcap 53 (22)
Chiffchaff 120 (45) (See picture below of Eastern type Chiff ringed)
Goldcrest 10 (2)
Long-tailed tit 5 (2)
Raven 6
Jay 4
Linnet 110
Goldfinch 900
Reed Bunting 7
Yellowhammer 3

Late news for yesterday from Roger and Liz saw in Hodcombe where a Yellow-browed Warbler was seen briefly and a Dartford Warbler showed well.

(photo taken by SM/RDME)
Eastern type Chiffchaff (right hand bird) tristis type with normal 
Chiffchaff (left hand bird)  collybita