Friday, 3 April 2015

3rd April, 2015 Beachy Head

A late start due to early morning rain, but when we arrived a damp fog covered the Head, which lasted all day. At least the wind was SW and very light. Unable to sea-watch, so we covered most of the main sites on the Headland. A small arrival of night migrants with 30 Chiffchaffs and  the highlight being a fine White Wagtail feeding in the cow field with 2 Pied Wagtails.

Great-crested Grebe 2
Curlew 3
Sandwich Tern 1
Stock Dove 2
Wood Pigeon 150
Meadow Pipit c50 grounded
Pied Wagtail 2
White Wagtail 1
Stonechat 5
Wheatear 2
Chiffchaff 30
Goldcrest 1
Firecrest 3 all new arrivals (with singles at Birling, Shooters Bottom and Hotel Garden).
Raven 1
Jackdaw several hundred feeding in newly ploughed field.
Linnet 20
Corn Bunting 2



Firecrest in Shooters Bottom.
Taken in fog with an ISO of 1,000 set on the camera.