Tuesday, 8 September 2015

8th September, 2015 Beachy Head Fine sunny cool at first becoming warm N to E 3-4 decreasing 2.

Arrived to a cool morning with a stiff N wind but improved as the morning went on. Covered virtually all the sites on the headland including Belle Tout loop and the Cliff Path. Small numbers of night migrants seen with Chiffchaffs outnumbering Willow Warblers. Siskins still on the move also hirundines. Highlight was a Honey Buzzard which flew E over the top fields.

Grey Heron 1
Honey Buzzard 1 E over the top fields at 09.30
Sparrowhawk 1
Kestrel 2
Peregrine 1
Sand Martin 20 E
Swallow 300 chiefly E
House Martin 60 feeding over the cliffs
Meadow Pipit 25
Rock Pipit 2
Yellow Wagtail 11
Pied Wagtail 8
Stonechat 10
Wheatear 5
Lesser Whitethroat 2
Common Whitethroat 20
Blackcap 1
Chiffchaff 26
Willow Warbler 9
Spotted Flycatcher 3
Siskin 48



 Honey Buzzard heading E over the top fields.


Wheatears at Belle Tout

Chiffchaff at Birling

Common Whitethroat in Shooters Bottom

Grey Heron over Birling

Spotted Flycatcher at Birling

Spotted Flycatcher at Belle Tout