Saturday, 1 November 2014

1 Nov 2014 Beachy Head Overcast with occasional light drizzle becoming fine and mild. SW 2-3

We met up with RJF, JK and MK at Birling and covered virtually all the sites on the Head meeting up with RDME at Belle Tout who had covered the Birling and Belle Tout area including Cornish Farm track. An interesting day with a Yellow-browed Warbler roaming the Belle Tout area with a small party of birds, a fine adult male Dartford Warbler which was out 6th different individual of the Autumn, and a Ring-necked Parakeet which is our first record since 2002. 500+ Wood Pigeons moved SW over the Headland with small numbers of Meadow Pipits and Goldfinches moving W.

Roger and Liz had a Great Grey Shrike at Hodcombe today

Sparrowhawk 1-2
Kestrel 1
Peregrine 3
Curlew 1 off Birling
Stock Dove c35
Wood Pigeon 500+ SW
Ring-necked Parakeet 1 over B/T wood (our first record since 2002).
Tawny Owl 2
Great-spotted Woodpecker 1
Great Grey Shrike 1 in Hodcombe.
Meadow Pipit 15 W
Alba Wagtail 4 W
Wren 10
Black Redstart 1
Stonechat 4
Ring Ouzel 3 N high over Cornish Farm
Dartford Warbler 1 ad male (Our 6th individual this Autumn)
Yellow-browed Warbler 1 B/T area with small flock of birds.
Chiffchaff 5
Goldcrest 5
Raven 3
Starling 200
Goldfinch 70 W
Reed Bunting 2 W
Corn Bunting 1 singing

Painted Lady 1

(taken by David Cooper)

Yellow-browed Warbler at Belle Tout


Weasel at Birling

Our three birding friends-JK, RJF and MK (who is over from
Trinidad), in Shooters Bottom