Sunday, 3 May 2015

3rd May, 2015 Beachy Head Steady drizzle and very poor visibility with sea fog, cold. S veering to W 5-6

Arrived at Birling to thick sea-fog, drizzle and very poor visibility out to sea. We tried two sea-watches the first from 08.10-09.40 and the second from 10.30-12.30. We only covered Belle Tout wood area but no migrants seen.

Black-throated Diver 4 s/p E superb
Gannet - no count but good numbers E and W
Brent Goose 36 E
Common Scoter 200 E
Whimbrel 1 E
Bar-tailed Godwit 65 E
Grey Plover 5 E
Sanderling 4 E
Bonxie 4 E
Arctic Skua 4 E
Mediterranean Gull 1 1stS E
Little Gull 1 juv E (DC)
Sandwich Tern 65 E
Commic Tern 36 E
Little Tern 1 E (DC)
Swift 1 in off the sea