Friday, 28 August 2015

28th August, 2015 Beachy Head Fine and warm early morning becoming more overcast SW 1 increasing to 2-3

We covered most of the sites on the headland. Good arrival of common night migrants and our best day this year for Common Whitethroats. Very little sign of any diurnal migration.

Yellow-legged Gull 1juv. type headed E over the top fields.
Sand Martin 3
Swallow 20
Tree Pipit 1
Rock Pipit 2
Yellow Wagtail 10
Pied Wagtail 5
Common Redstart 2
Whinchat 5
Stonechat 15
Wheatear 3
Grasshopper Warbler 1
Sedge Warbler 4
Reed Warbler 5
Lesser Whitethroat 4
Common Whitethroat 115
Blackcap 4
Willow Warbler 26
Spotted Flycatcher 1
Raven 1
Corn Bunting 5

Clouded Yellow 2
Hummingbird Hawk Moth 1

Tree Pipit in the early morning sunlight at Birling



Reed Warbler enjoying the early morning sunshine at Birling

Two of the Whinchats seen at Birling

Willow Warbler

Redstart in Shooters Bottom


A showy Grasshopper Warbler on Icky Ridge.