Monday, 27 October 2014

27 Oct 2014 Beachy Head Fine sunny and warm Light winds

ARK visited the Headland and birded most of the usual sites. Just a few migrants seen including a Black Redstart at Birling, the long staying adult male Red-breasted Flycatcher again stole the show and still around 1,000 Stock Doves present in the Cornish Farm area. John Marchant was also birding the Headland including above Cow Gap and has kindly provided details of his sightings which are included in the combined totals:

Common Buzzard 2
Sparrowhawk 1
Kestrel 2
Peregrine 2
Stock Dove c1,000 still north of Cornish Farm.
Swallow 9
Black Redstart 2
Ring Ouzel 2
Chiffchaff 1
Red-breasted Flycatcher still present in the Old Trapping Area.

Painted Lady 1
Clouded Yellow 1

(taken by Alan Kitson)
Red-breasted Flycatcher twitch

(taken by Alan Kitson)
Part of the flock of 1,000 Stock Doves Cornish Farm area.

(taken by Alan Kitson)
Black Redstart at Birling.

(taken by Alan Kitson)
Weasel looking our of a burrow at Birling

(taken by Alan Kitson)
Painted Lady at the Old Trapping Area.