Monday, 29 December 2014

29 December 2014 Beachy Head Sharp frost becoming fine and sunny but cold N 2-3

With the onset of cold weather, we decided to visit Beachy today and covered The Birling to Belle Tout loop, Belle Tout wood, the Cornish farm rough field and Shooters Bottom. No real hard weather movement in progress although impressive numbers of Skylarks and Buntings in the rough field. Careful look for Dartfords in their usual sites but no sign of any.

Peregrine 2
Stock Dove 2
Tawny Owl 2
Skylark c500 in rough field.
Meadow Pipit 10
Fieldfare 10
Song Thrush 5
Goldfinch 3
Reed Bunting 1
Corn Bunting c30+ in rough field.

(taken by David Cooper)
One of the 10 Fieldfares seen today.

(taken by David Cooper)
Skylarks - c500 were present in the rough field


 Adult Peregrine over Shooters Bottom