Thursday, 30 July 2015

30th July, 2015 Beachy Head Fine and sunny but with a cool NW breeze force 3-4

Arrived again at 06.20 and covered majority of the sites on the Headland. Just a few night migrants in the bushes although a good Swift movement between 06.30-07.15 with Hirundines chiefly during the mid- morning.

Sparrowhawk 1
Swift 410 coasting W with many out to sea between 06.30-07.15
Great-spotted Woodpecker 1 Birling
Sand Martin c200+ many coasting W but some feeding over the fields.
Swallow c60
Stonechat 12
Sedge Warbler 1
Lesser Whitethroat 1
Common Whitethroat 22
Blackcap 1
Willow Warbler 15
Chiffchaff 1 ad. moulting
Greenfinch 1
Goldfinch c50
Linnet 40

Willow Warbler at Birling

Common Whitethroat in Shooters Bottom


Lesser Whitethroat in Shooters Bottom

Willow Warbler in the Old Trapping Area

A good early morning movement of Swifts over Birling

Round-headed Rampion at Belle Tout

View of the lane at Birling Gap