Monday, 6 April 2015

6th April, 2015 Beachy Head

Arrived with a sharp frost still on the ground, and although cold at first but sunny and clear, it soon became  a warm and sunny day with ENE 1 wind.

A small arrival of Firecrests with 8 different birds being seen including one which came in over the car park at Birling, otherwise migrants were few and far apart, although 10 adult Mediterranean Gulls passed high over the downs calling.

Shelduck 7 on the sea
Common Buzzard 2
Kestrel 2
Peregrine 1
Herring Gull 400+ feeding behind a tractor ploughing.
Mediterranean Gull 10 high over the Downs calling
Swallow 6
Chiffchaff 5
Firecrest 8
Goldcrest 1
Raven 2
Corn Bunting 3


Firecrest in the pines at Birling, 1 of 8 seen today

Chiffchaff at Birling



A close encounter with a Firecrest on Icky Ridge.