Yet another clear sunny morning but with a strong NE wind which made birding difficult. We covered the main headland sites with the exception of the Belle Tout loop. Again very few night migrants present in the area but the diurnal passage was reasonable. Highlight was a Continental Coal Tit for 10 minutes at Birling.
Grey Heron 1 walking along one of the downland tracks.
Snipe heard calling
Merlin 1 male
Meadow Pipit 80 (60 E)
Pied Wagtail 24 E
Common Whitethroat 1
Continental Coal Tit 1(race: ater) at Birling 07.05-07.15 am
Siskin 25 E with others heard
Linnet 80 E
Clouded Yellow 1 very pale variety probably of the race helice.
Common Darter 2
After yesterday's blood red moon today it was
super moon at dawn at Birling
Continental Coat Tit belonging to the race ater at Birling Gap.
Note the bluish-grey back lacking the olive-toned of the British
race britannicus. This bird also appeared quite wet.
Many thousands have been recorded moving in Eastern Europe,
this Autumn, so hopefully more will be seen in Sussex.
Male type Merlin near the Old Trapping Area
Grey Heron taking a walk along a downland footpath.
Common Darter at Belle Tout
Spitfire over Shooters Bottom