Thursday, 8 October 2015

8th October, 2015 Beachy Head Fine sunny and warm. Wind light

We covered all the usual sites on the headland with the exception of Belle Tout loop although we did cover Belle Tout wood. Early morning arrival of Chiffchaffs but these quickly moved off. RKH found a Yellow-browed Warbler around 08.00 am  in the Old Trapping Area and kindly telephoned us and we arrived from Birling within minutes and immediately saw it. It was very active with about 15 Chiffchaffs but after 20 minutes the Chiffs departed and the Yellow-browed flew off at the same time moving east. Otherwise small numbers of Goldcrests and Blackcaps with 2 Ring Ouzels. Diurnal migration was fairly minimal.

Common Buzzard 3
Kestrel 4
Swallow 150
House Martin 10
Meadow Pipit 200 Top Fields
Rock Pipit 1
Pied Wagtail 20 W
Wren 10
Robin 20
Ring Ouzel 2 Shooters Bottom
Blackbird 7
Song Thrush 4
Blackcap 14
Yellow-browed Warbler 1 Old Trapping Area and departed E
Chiffchaff 45
Goldcrest 20
Chaffinch 30 (8W)
Goldfinch 200
Siskin 6 W with others heard
Lesser Redpoll 10
Reed Bunting 1
Corn Bunting 2

Weasel 1




Yellow-browed Warbler which spent 30 minutes in the Old Trapping 
Area before departing to the east.

Record shot of a Lesser Redpoll