Thursday, 10 September 2015

10th September, 2015 Beachy Head Fine sunny and very clear. E 2-3

With an east wind blowing hopes were for some eastern promise, but as it is so often the case our hopes were soon dashed. Covered all the main sites on the headland but generally night migrants were in short supply and no sign of any drift migrants. Hirundines were again moving east but only a few Siskins were logged although several were heard but not seen.

Common Scoter 12 E
Sparrowhawk 1
Kestrel 4
Curlew 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker 1
Sand Martin c70 E
Swallow c600 E
House Martin c400 E
Meadow Pipit 60
Yellow Wagtail 7
Pied Wagtail 5
Common Redstart 1
Whinchat 5
Stonechat 15
Wheatear 1
Lesser Whitethroat 2
Common Whitethroat 15
Blackcap 6
Chiffchaff 7
Willow Warbler 1
Goldfinch 60
Siskin 12 with others heard
Reed Bunting 1 E (our first this Autumn)

Sparrowhawk in Shooters Bottom


Male Siskin in the Old Trapping Area

 Juvenile type Siskin in the Hotel Garden

House Martin over Birling