Saturday, 11 April 2015

11th April, 2015 Beachy Head Overcast cold with rain and mist mid-morning W 6

We sea-watched from 06.55-08.55 when mist came in. We then covered Belle Tout wood and Shooters Bottom in rain but the only migrant seen was a fine male Ring Ouzel and which David was able to photograph. We returned to Birling but conditions just to bad to sea-watch again.

Red-throated Diver 6 E
Great-crested Grebe 1 E
Gannet 12
Brent Goose 340 E
Common Scoter 21 E
Curlew 3 E
Whimbrel 1 E
Bonxie 1 E
Arctic Skua 4 E
Kittiwake 65 E
Mediterranean Gull 2 E
Black-headed Gull 40 E
Sandwich Tern 56 E
Common Tern 7 E
Auk Sp. 9 E
Kestrel 1 flew out of Belle Tout wood
Ring Ouzel 1 male

(All pictures taken by David Cooper)
Male Ring Ouzel at Belle Tout

(Taken by David Cooper)
A white-winged 1stW. Herring Gull at Belle Tout