Tuesday, 14 April 2015

14th April, 2015 Beachy Head Sunny and warm with fog rolling in during the early morning and became patchy. SW light

Arrived at Birling to a fine sunny morning with sea-fog out to sea. We were able to sea-watch from 06.50-08.20 when the fog rolled in. Highlight was 4 Avocets E. We then covered most of the sites on the Head including Icky Ridge with reasonable numbers of migrants left over from yesterday.

Gannet 10 E
Brent Goose 12 E
Common Scoter 132 E
Avocet 4 E
Bonxie 3 E
Arctic Skua 3 E
Sandwich Tern 34 E
Common Buzzard 2
Kestrel 1
Swallow 3 in off the sea
Ring Ouzel male still present
Blackcap 8
Common Whitethroat 1
Willow Warbler 30
Chiffchaff 6
Firecrest 1
Jay 1 departed E
Raven 1
Carrion Crow 1 arrived in off the sea
Yellowhammer 1

Harbour Porpoise 1-2

Willow Warbler at Birling

Firecrest in Belle Tout wood

Common Whitethroat in Shooters Bottom

Jay in Belle Tout wood

Male Ring Ouzel still present at Belle Tout