After the last few eventful weeks birding around Sussex, it was back to the mundane stuff with a visit to Beachy. Surprisingly, it was cool and misty during the early morning and no sign of any early returning migrants, with the highlight being a pod of between 8 and 10 Bottlenose Dolphins moving east past Birling.
Little Egret 1
Stock Dove 1
Song Thrush 1
Common Whitethroat c20
Blackcap 1 singing
Jackdaw good numbers of juvs seen
Rook good numbers of juvs seen along the road
Raven 2 pairs
Greenfinch 3 (2 adults with a juvenile)
Linnet c100 many juvs seen
Goldfinch 25 including fair numbers of juvs.
Corn Bunting 1
Pod of 8-10 Bottlenose Dolphins off Birling
Little Egret on the beach at Birling
Male Linnet loosing its summer plumage.
Between 8 to 10 Bottlenose Dolphins off Birling
Adult Raven on the cliff edge at Belle Tout
Greenfinch at Belle Tout
Pyramidal Orchids on the Headland