Sunday, 26 July 2015

26th July, 2015 Beachy Head Overcast cool with a rain front arriving around 09.40. W veering S 2 increasing to 4.

With a rain front due to pass through the Headland during the morning, we managed to cover a number of the Headland sites before heavy rain arrived. Nice to see a small arrival of returning migrants with the highlight being a juvenile Cuckoo.

Yellow-legged Gull 1 juv. over the grassy field opposite Shooters Bottom
Cuckoo 1 juv. at Birling
Swift 1
Green Woodpecker 2
Sand Martin 17 SE
Swallow 5
Stonechat 12
Song Thrush 1
Sedge Warbler 3
Reed Warbler 4
Common Whitethroat 17
Blackcap 1 female type
Willow Warbler 2
Raven 2
Goldfinch 35
Linnet 50
Corn Bunting 6


Juvenile Cuckoo often being mobbed by pipits at Birling.


 Reed Warbler at Birling

A distant Willow Warbler at Belle Tout.

Sedge Warbler with a Reed Warbler in the background



1stW Sedge Warbler at Birling


Juvenile Yellow-legged Gull over the Top Fields.