Wednesday, 2 September 2015

2nd September 2015 Beachy Head Fine becoming overcast cool N 2-3

Arrived at 06.30 and we covered the Birling area. Whilst in Shooters Bottom we received a telephone call from Kris Gillam who had just found a Red-backed Shrike. We quickly met up with Kris and after some searching we connected with the Shrike. We also covered the Hotel Garden. Good numbers of migrants present and also a reasonable passage of Swallows with smaller numbers of Sand Martins. Many thanks to Kris for the telephone call.

Sparrowhawk 2
Common Buzzard 2
Kestrel 1
Hobby 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker 1
Sand Martin c80 E
Swallow c500 mainly E
Meadow Pipit c50
Rock Pipit 2
Pied Wagtail 5
Whinchat 10
Wheatear 6
Grasshopper Warbler 1 Birling
Sedge Warbler 1
Reed Warbler 3
Lesser Whitethroat 2
Common Whitethroat c100
Blackcap 10
Chiffchaff 1
Willow Warbler 21
Red-backed Shrike 1 juv. Shooters Bottom (Our first record since 2007)
Raven 3
Goldfinch 70
Siskin 7




Juvenile Red-backed Shrike in Shooters Bottom. It was seen to catch
several bees.