Monday, 26 October 2015

26th October, 2015 Beachy Head and Southease Overcast dull SE 3 increasing to 5

Arrived at dawn and the first hour or so concentrated to see if yesterday's Bluethroat would come out onto the pathway but unfortunately no sign of it. We then covered The Old Trapping Area, Hotel Garden and Icky Ridge, Shooters Bottom and Belle Tout wood. Reasonable arrival of crests including 4 Firecrests although diurnal passage was mainly small parties of finches moving E.

Sparrowhawk 1
Woodpigeon 100 S
Great-spotted Woodpecker 1
Skylark 8 E
Pied Wagtail 10 E
Black Redstart 1 female type 
Blackbird 18
Chiffchaff 2
Goldcrest 25
Firecrest 4
Long-tailed Tit 3 Old Trapping Area
Goldfinch c200 E
Linnet 150 E


Long-tailed Tits in the Old Trapping Area

Two Firecrests in the Hotel Garden

On the drive home, we stopped off at Southease and immediately picked out the Osprey heading  down river towards Rodmell and we watched it until lost to sight.


Record shots of the Osprey flying down river at Southease.