Saturday, 21 March 2015

21 Mar 2015 Beachy Head Clear and sunny at first becoming overcast and cool N 3-4

With a cold brisk N wind, we didn't bother with a sea-watch and covered Birling lane, Birling to Belle Tout loop including the wood, and Shooters Bottom.

Migrants were in short supply although 2 new Black Redstarts were seen and c100 Meadow Pipits came in and a flock of 28 Chaffinches flew over high moving E.

Sparrowhawk 1
Common Buzzard 1
Kestrel 1
Curlew 2
Stock Dove 2
Meadow Pipit c100 in and then N.
Alba Wagtail 2 in
Black Redstart 2 (both 1stW males)
Stonechat 5
Blackbird 6
Song Thrush 1
Chiffchaff 2
Raven 3+
Chaffinch 28 high E

Late news from yesterday evening was a Short-eared Owl near Belle Tout.