Sunday, 16 August 2015

16th August, 2015 Beachy Head and Pevensey Levels Fine and sunny becoming overcast N 1 to 2

A brief visit to Beachy covering Birling Lane, Shooters Bottom and the Old Trapping Area. Again the headland appeared quiet with just small numbers of migrants seen.

Little Egret 1
Common Buzzard 1
Sparrowhawk 1
Peregrine 2
Sand Martin 4
Swallow 20
Yellow Wagtail 1
Pied Wagtail 20
Tree Pipit 4
Nightingale 1 croaking
Reed Warbler 1
Garden Warbler 1
Common Whitethroat 35
Lesser Whitethroat 2
Willow Warbler 22
Raven 1

We then decided to visit Pevensey Levels where we spent 3 hours looking towards Little Common but unfortunately no views of the Black Stork. We did have good numbers of Swallows and Sand Martins and 3 Swifts feeding over the levels, also several Common Buzzards and  a single Marsh Harrier in moult.


Immature male (1st/2nd cal yr.) Marsh Harrier in moult on Pevensey Levels.