Thursday, 9 July 2015

9th July, 2015 Beachy Head Fine Sunny and warm NW 2 increasing to 3

Covered all the main sites on the Headland. Good early morning Swift movement with birds moving west out to sea and over the Downs. Other highlights were 3 juvenile Yellow legged Gulls together off Birling and 2 juvenile Little Gulls drifting west with several Black-headed Gulls.

Cormorant 12 W (flock of 9 and 3)
Kestrel 2
Little Gull 2 juvs W with Black-headed Gulls
Yellow-legged Gull 3 juvs W
Tawny Owl 1 large Owlet
Swift 745W between 06.30-08.00. Many out to sea with others moving over the Downs.
Swallow 7
Meadow Pipit 7 W
Stonechat 8
Common Whitethroat 18
Blackcap 1 singing
Goldfinch 12
Linnet 70
Corn Bunting 1

Fox 1

Large numbers of Common Downland Butterflies ie Meadow Browns, Gatekeppers, Skippers,
80 Marble Whites, 1 Dark Green Fritillary.


Good numbers of Swifts moving early morning.

Adult Goldfinch at Birling

Fox at Birling

Good numbers of Skippers seen


Large Tawny Owlet

Large numbers of Marbled Whites.

Dark Green Fritillary