Wednesday, 23 September 2015

23rd September, 2015. Beachy Head Clear, cool at first becoming warm W 1 increasing to 2-3

After yesterdays downpour, it was nice to be back to summer weather. We covered most of the sites on the headland but being so clear only small numbers of night migrants were present in the bushes. Disappointing in the clear weather was the general lack of diurnal migration logged. Highlight was good views of a Wryneck.

Kestrel 2
Whimbrel 1 on the ground at Birling
Wryneck 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker 1
Swallow c100
House Martin c250
Meadow Pipit 80 (50 W)
Robin 15
Common Redstart 1
Whinchat 1
Stonechat 12
Wheatear 4
Common Whitethroat 5
Blackcap 20
Chiffchaff 31
Goldcrest 6
Lesser Redpoll 1 W
Siskin 30 (15 W) with others heard
Corn Bunting 8

 Early morning Whimbrel at Birling




Whinchat at Birling


Wheatear in Shooters Bottom