Wednesday, 19 August 2015

19th August, 2015 Beachy Head Sunny periods, warm SW 1-2

Covered virtually all the main sites on the headland. Small numbers of migrants present although most birds were camera shy, and our best day this year so far for Lesser Whitethroats. The highlight was a Short-eared Owl, but no diurnal migration was seen.

Peregrine 1
Short-eared Owl 1 in Shooters Bottom
Swallow 15
Pied Wagtail 8
Common Redstart 2
Whinchat 6
Stonechat 12
Wheatear 2
Reed Warbler 1
Lesser Whitethroat 10
Common Whitethroat 50
Willow Warbler 17
Pied Flycatcher 1
Starling 150

Autumn Ladies Tresses - Now coming out into flower

Holly Blue Butterfly 4

Ten Lesser Whitethroats seen on the headland today

Four Holly Blues seen today

Autumn Ladies Tresses just coming out into flower.