Friday, 21 August 2015

21st August, 2015 Beachy Head Fine, sunny and hot. SW-SE 1

A beautiful autumnal day. Covered most of the headland sites with reasonable numbers of night migrants present although little evidence of any diurnal migration. Without doubt the highlight was a superb Wood Warbler which showed very well at Birling.

Sparrowhawk 1
Kestrel 3
Whimbrel 2 on the beach at Birling
Great-spotted Woodpecker 1
Sand Martin 4
Swallow 20
Tree Pipit 1 E
Yellow Wagtail 2
Pied Wagtail 10
Common Redstart 3
Stonechat 15
Reed Warbler 6
Lesser Whitethroat 6+
Common Whitethroat 66
Blackcap 5
Wood Warbler 1 at Birling
Willow Warbler 12
Chiffchaff 2
Pied Flycatcher 1
Raven 2
Goldfinch 50
Corn Bunting 8

Clouded Yellow 3



Superb Wood Warbler showing very well during the early
morning at Birling

Reasonable numbers of Common Whitethroats seen today


Two Reed Warblers seen in the Hotel Garden