Friday, 16 October 2015

16th October, 2015 Beachy Head Heavy overcast with light drizzle NE 5

Unfortunately the wind had again picked up and again made birding difficult. We covered a number of sites on the head including the cliff path but very little seen in the bushes and visible migration was very poor with the highlight was a Short-eared Owl moving E high up out to sea.

Sparrowhawk 1
Kestrel 1-2
Peregrine 1
Short-eared Owl 1 high up out to sea moving E @ 08.25
Swallow 50
House Martin 40
Stonechat 8
Wheatear 2
Ring Ouzel 1
Redwing 2
Song Thrush 1
Chiffchaff 4
Goldcrest 2
Raven 1
Goldfinch 150
Lesser Redpoll 3


Short-eared Owl moving E out to sea off Shooters Bottom


Goldfinches near the Old Trapping Area

Wheatear in the Hotel Garden