Wednesday, 8 April 2015

8th April, 2015 Beachy Head Sunny and warm with sea mist. Virtually no wind

Sea-watched from 06.45-08.50 and RKH joined us. Unfortunately the sea-mist made watching difficult. We then covered Birling Lane, Birling/Belle Tout loop including the wood, Old Trapping Area, Hotel Garden and Icky Ridge.
Again very few migrants seen although 2 White Wagtails again feeding for a few minutes around cattle before departing N.

Great-crested Grebe 2 E
Red-throated Diver 6 E
Little Egret 1 W
Brent Geese 164 E
Shoveler 6 E
Teal 7 E
Common Scoter 132 E
Red-breasted Merganser 6 E
Mediterranean Gull 3 E
Black-headed Gull 17 E
Sandwich Tern 8 E
White Wagtail 2 departed N
Chiffchaff 3

Went back this evening for an evening sea-watch from 18.30-19.50

Divers 6 E
Whimbrel 34 E
Grey Plover 2 E
Arctic Skua 4 E
Mediterranean Gull 24 E
Little Gull 10 E
Sandwich Tern 21 E