Friday, 2 October 2015

2nd October, 2015 Beachy Head Fine and clear E 1 increasing to 4

Yet another fine and clear day and it was just a shame that the E breeze picked up shortly after dawn, which made birding in the area difficult. Low numbers again of night migrants although Goldcrest numbers had increased from our last visit. Diurnal migration chiefly consisted of Meadow Pipits and Siskins. Highlights were 2 Continental Coal Tits, Ring Ouzel and Firecrest.

Sparrowhawk 2
Kestrel 4-5
Sand Martin 1
House Martin 10
Swallow c400
Meadow Pipit 80 E
Pied Wagtail 10 E
Ring Ouzel 1 Icky Ridge
Lesser Whitethroat 1
Blackcap 1
Chiffchaff 14
Goldcrest 20
Firecrest 1
Continental Coal Tit 2 Birling
Raven 2
Goldfinch 150
Siskin 73 E with others heard

Swallows resting before their long migration




Continental Coal Tits at Birling


Lesser Whitethroat in the Hotel Garden, always a good October bonus.