Friday, 4 March 2016

3rd & 4th March, 2016 Beachy Head and Arlington Reservoir.

3rd March, 2016 Beachy Head. Sunny, clear cool becoming warm. N 4.
We sea-watched from 07.55-08.25 but other than a few Fulmars, no movement was recorded. We covered Birling lane and spent over an hour watching the bird-feeders, but no sign of the Northern type Long-tailed Tit. We also covered Belle Tout Wood and Hodcombe but little seen.

4th March,2016 Beachy Head. Sunny clear and cold WNW 2
We sea-watched from 07.30-08.00, but again very quiet. We then covered Birling lane, Belle Tout wood and scrub, Shooters Bottom, Old Trapping Area and Hotel Garden. Just the first signs of some migrants with a Mistle Thrush at Birling and a flock of 24 Corn Buntings in Belle Tout car park.

Red-throated Diver 1 E
Brent Goose 6 E & 1 W
Common Buzzard 2
Kittiwake 14 W
Auk Sp. 1E
Mistle Thrush 1 at Birling
Raven 2
Goldfinch 20
Corn Bunting Flock of 24 in Belle Tout car park.

Common Buzzard over Shooters Bottom

On our way home we called into Arlington Reservoir and the Red-throated Diver was showing very well and also seen 1 Curlew and a Raven.


 Red-throated Diver on Arlington Reservoir.