Wednesday, 29 July 2015

29th July, 2015 Beachy Head Fine and sunny, cool at first becoming warm NW 2 increasing to 3-4

A much cooler early morning when we arrived at Birling at 06.20. We covered a good number of the Headland sites. Small numbers of migrants seen with the highlight being a Wood Warbler at Birling which showed briefly on a couple of occasions.

Cormorant 14 W
Common Buzzard 1
Peregrine 2
Herring Gull - Good numbers of juveniles seen
Cuckoo 1 seen briefly at Birling
Swift 70 coasted W during the first hour
Great-spotted Woodpecker 1
Swallow 10
Lesser Whitethroat 3
Common Whitethroat c20
Garden Warbler 1
Blackcap 1
Wood Warbler 1 at Birling
Willow Warbler 10
Raven 2
Greenfinch 4 (3 W)
Goldfinch 50
Linnet 40
Corn Bunting 1

(taken by LP)
 Wood Warbler at Birling

Willow Warbler at the Old Trapping Area

Seventy Swifts seen moving west during the early morning


Comma Butterfly at Belle Tout