Friday, 18 September 2015

18th September, 2015 Beachy Head Overcast with heavy showers W 3-4 gusting to 5

Heavy showers with strong breeze. Between the heavy showers manage to cover the Old Trapping Area, Shooters Bottom and the Belle Tout area. Although birding was difficult due to the weather, small numbers of common migrants were seen in the areas covered.

Little Egret 1
Kestrel 1
Sand Martin 2
Swallow 300
Common Redstart 1
Common Whitethroat 10
Blackcap 20
Willow Warbler 3
Chiffchaff 35
Spotted Flycatcher 1
Raven 2

With heavy rain settling in, we decided to visit Langney Point but a 40 minute sea-watch produced only a few Sandwich Terns and 1 Fulmar although the visibility was again poor.