Sunday, 2 August 2015

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

Arrived at 06.20 to a fine sunny and calm morning. We covered most of the Headland sites but with just a few night migrants seen and no diurnal migration recorded. Highlights were a fast flying Hobby and a showy Grasshopper Warbler both near Belle Tout. Willow Warbler numbers were again very disappointing.

Little Egret 1
Common Buzzard 1
Kestrel 2
Hobby 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker 1
Swallow 10
Grasshopper Warbler 1
Sedge Warbler 4
Reed Warbler 4
Lesser Whitethroat 1
Common Whitethroat c25
Willow Warbler 10
Raven 2-4

Small Blue Butterfly in Shooters Bottom

Just ten Willow Warblers seen on the Headland this morning

Reed Warbler at Birling

Sedge Warbler at Birling

A quick fly-through Hobby near Belle Tout

A showy Grasshopper Warbler near Belle Tout

(taken by David Cooper)

(taken by David Cooper)
Small Blue at Shooters Bottom