Saturday, 22 August 2015

22nd August, 2015 Beachy Head Fine sunny and warm SE 1-2

 A very clear sunny morning. We covered most of the usual sites on the headland and still reasonable numbers of night migrants present but chiefly Common Whitethroats. Small numbers of hirundines moving E with a late flurry of Swifts.

Cormorant 5 W
Sparrowhawk 2
Kestrel 2
Hobby 1
Peregrine 2
Swift 20 E
Swallow 60 E
Sand Martin 6 E
House Martin 1 E
Yellow Wagtail 8 E
Wheatear 1
Common Redstart 1
Sedge Warbler 3
Reed Warbler 2
Common Whitethroat 65
Lesser Whitethroat 5
Willow Warbler 28
Goldfinch 50
Corn Bunting 8


Female type Redstart in Shooters Bottom

Sedge Warbler at Birling

Willow Warbler feeding on the ground in Shooters Bottom

Twenty Swifts seen today