Saturday, 2 May 2015

2nd May, 2015 Beachy Head Cloudy, cold and clear. E-NE 4

On the drive to Beachy, we had a Barn Owl along the A27 near Drussillas.

Arrived at 06.15 and sea-watched for almost 2 hours but virtually no movement recorded. We then covered Shooters Bottom, Old Trapping Area and Hotel Garden but only the odd migrants seen. We then returned to Birling for a further sea-watch but still very dire and so gave up after 30 minutes or so.

Common Scoter 5 E
Whimbrel 7 E
Bar-tailed Godwit 15 E
Grey Plover 3 E
Turnstone 1 E
Swift 3 in off the sea
Sandwich Tern 4 E
Common Whitethroat 8
Blackcap 1
Swallow 6