Tuesday, 28 October 2014

28 Oct 2014 Beachy Head Fine and sunny cool at first S 4-5

RDME covered The Old Trapping Area, Shooters Bottom, Belle Tout Wood and Cornish Farm track, meeting up with SL who covered Birling Lane area, then Belle Tout wood to The Old Trapping Area via Shooters Bottom .LP also covered several sites on the Headland.  Generally very few migrants were seen but the Red-breasted Flycatcher was still performing and and ME had a Little Bunting briefly at 11.15 and then departed W calling.

Common Buzzard 2
Sparrowhawk 2
Peregrine 1
Tawny Owl 1
Golden Plover 20
Woodpigeon 100
Stock Dove 20
Swallow 2
Black Redstart 1
Red-breasted Flycatcher ad. male. 
Dartford Warbler 2
Goldcrest 2
Linnet 100 (in fields up Cornish track)
Goldfinch 150 E
Little Bunting 1 briefly in the Old Trapping Area before departing W. calling. (Just our second record).
Corn Bunting 1

(taken by Laurence Pitcher)
Dartford Warbler in Shooters Bottom

(Photo by Bob Edgar and Sarah McKenzie
Ring Ouzel trapped in Whitbread Hollow on the 26th Oct.

(taken by Bob Edgar/Sarah McKenzie)
Willow Warbler of the northern race - acredula 
trapped Whitbread Hollow on the 26th Oct.