Tuesday, 18 August 2015

18th August, 2015 Beachy Head Overcast cool NW to W 1

We spent 5 hours covering the main birding sites on the headland. Again only small numbers of night migrants seen although with more variety with the highlight being 2 Pied Flycatchers. Virtually no diurnal migration seen.

Sparrowhawk 1
Kestrel 3
Swallow 20
House Martin 20
Pied Wagtail 25
Wheatear 1
Sedge Warbler 1
Reed Warbler 1
Lesser Whitethroat 7
Common Whitethroat 40
Willow Warbler 25
Spotted Flycatcher 1
Pied Flycatcher 2 (1 Old Trapping Area and 1 Hotel Garden)
Goldfinch 40
Linnet 10
Yellowhammer 1 male

Lesser Whitethroat in Shooters Bottom

Common Whitethroat at Belle Tout

Pied Flycatcher in the Old Trapping Area

A distant Spotted Flycatcher in the Old Trapping Area