Wednesday, 22 October 2014

22nd October 2014 Beachy Head NW4-5 cold at first

A good number of observers were on the headland today looking for the Yellow-browed Warbler that wasn't in evidence. There was a movement of Wood Pigeons and another good count of Stock Doves, a light overhead passage of Finches and an assortment of other migrants but these were eclipsed by the discovery of an adult male Red-breasted Flycatcher in the Old Trapping Area by ASC. Fortunately it remained faithful to the small clump of hawthorns much to the delight of its ever-increasing crowd of admirers.

Sparrowhawk 1
Peregrine 2
Kestrel 2
Wood Pigeon 3,600+
Stock Dove 400
Short-eared Owl 1
Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
Swallow 5
House Martin 2 W
Skylark 3 W
Ring Ouzel 4
Mistle Thrush 2
Redwing 1 W
Whitethroat 1
Blackcap 1
Chiffchaff 4
Goldcrest 4
Red-breasted Flycatcher 1 adult male
House Sparrow 2 in Whitbread Hollow
Bullfinch 4
Chaffinch 30 W
Brambling 3 W
Siskin 6 W
Goldfinch 400+ W
Linnet 50
Reed Bunting 1 W
Jay 1

Adult male Red-breasted Flycatcher in the Old Trapping Area
the 22nd Red-breasted Flycatcher to have been seen at Beachy

(taken by Roger Haggar)
Short-eared Owl over the Old Trapping Area.