Sunday, 26 April 2015

26th April, 2015 Beachy Head Overcast with sea-mist and drizzle at times. S 1-2 to NE 3

We attempted a short sea-watch but very little movement recorded and we therefore covered virtually all the sites on the Headland. A respectable fall of night migrants consisting chiefly Willow Warblers and Common Whitethroats with small numbers of other species.

Brent Geese 15 E
Common Scoter 5W and 3 E
Whimbrel 1
Hobby 1
Tawny Owl 1
Swallow 8
Tree Pipit 2
Wheatear 1
Redstart 1 male (missed 3 other birds per SL)
Sedge Warbler 1
Blackcap c10
Garden Warbler 1
Common Whitethroat 35
Lesser Whitethroat 3
Willow Warbler 45
Chiffchaff 3
Spotted Flycatcher 1
Raven 3

Lesser Whitethroat in the blackthorn


Wheatear at Belle Tout

Tawny Owl (grey morph) drying out in the early morning.

Early Purple Orchids are now in bloom