Thursday, 17 September 2015

17th September, 2015 Beachy Head Fine and sunny W2-3

After the heavy rain of the last few days, very pleasant to have some fine weather. Covered majority of the sites on the headland and a nice selection of common night migrants but again lacking a goodie. Very little diurnal passage noted, but nice light for photography.

Little Egret 1
Canada Goose Flock of 70 E over the top fields (Our largest daily total)
Sparrowhawk 2
Common Buzzard 1
Kestrel 2
Hobby 1 over the top fields
Sand Martin 1
Swallow c400
House Martin 20
Meadow Pipit 30
Yellow Wagtail 2
Pied Wagtail 9
Grey Wagtail 1 E
Black Redstart 1 1st Yr type
Common Redstart 2
Stonechat 12
Whinchat 3
Wheatear 8
Reed Warbler 2
Common Whitethroat 40
Blackcap 36
Chiffchaff 22
Willow Warbler 1
Spotted Flycatcher 2
Raven 1
Goldfinch c100
Siskin 40 with others heard
Linnet 60
Yellowhammer 1 male
Corn Bunting 6

Clouded Yellow 1
Migrant Hawker 6

Early morning Spotted Flycatcher at Birling

Reed Warbler at Birling

Our only Willow Warbler at Birling

Chiffchaff at Birling

A scruffy moulting male Yellowhammer at Belle Tout

Whinchat in Shooters Bottom


Siskins again on the move

Common Whitethroat in the Old Trapping Area

Spotted Flycatcher in Shooters Bottom


Sparrowhawk over Belle Tout


Hobby over the top fields.