Sunday, 5 October 2014

5 Oct 2014 Beachy Head Sunny but cold early (44 F at 0630), wind N2/3 declining

BHRG were ringing in Whitbread Hollow but generally a quiet morning for night migrants with small numbers of Chiffchaffs and Blackcaps and Alba Wagtails.

Birds ringed are shown in brackets:

Sparrowhawk 1
Tawny Owl 2
Alba Wagtail 28 feeding on the playing field.
Stonechat 7
Blackcap 30 (19)
Chiffchaff 60 (34)
Goldcrest 3 (1)
Jay 2
Bullfinch 1 (1)

Red Admiral 4
Clouded Yellow 2

SL birded the Headland and recorded Short-eared Owl 1 NW at Shooters Bottom, Golden Plover 3E, Woodlark 1 SW at 10.50 and a single Reed Bunting were the highlights.

A report on the pager of a Dartford Warbler and Firecrest on the Headland this morning.