Wednesday, 12 August 2015

12th August, 2015 Beachy Head Overcast with early morning rain, cool NE 2 increasing to 4

Heavy overnight rain easing as we arrived, and we managed to cover a number of sites on the headland. With a cool strong NE breeze very low number of migrants seen with the highlight being a superb adult Hobby which gave us a fine performance chasing goldfinches and swallows around Belle Tout wood for around 30 minutes.

Kestrel 3
Hobby 1 adult
Swift 4 E
Swallow 15
Nightingale 1 heard croaking
Song Thrush 1
Sedge Warbler 3
Reed Warbler 1
Lesser Whitethroat 1
Common Whitethroat 15
Willow Warbler 22
Goldfinch 50





Adult Hobby putting on a superb flight display at Belle Tout