Wednesday, 13 April 2016

13th April, 2016 Beachy Head Fine warm and calm E 0-1 to SE 1-2

A beautiful calm warm morning. We sea-watched from 06.45-08.45 and Bob Edgar joined us for some of the time. Bob then covered Birling lane, Birling/Belle Tout loop and Belle Tout wood and we covered Shooters Bottom, Old Trapping Area, Hotel Garden, Icky Ridge and the Cliff Path.
Just small numbers of sea-birds moving today with 14 Mediterranean Gulls whilst the area was extremely quiet.

Red-throated Diver 2 E
Gannet 1 E
Grey Heron 1 in off the sea
Brent Goose 5 E
Shelduck 2 E
Common Scoter 18 E
Sparrowhawk 1
Kestrel 1
Peregrine 1
Red-legged Partridge 1
Bonxie 1 E
Mediterranean Gull 14 adults E
Little Gull 1 E
Sandwich Tern 133 E
Commic Tern 21 E
Swallow 6
Common Whitethroat 2 (per RDME)
Blackcap 4
Chiffchaff 2
Willow Warbler 2
Goldcrest 1
Jay 2
Carrion Crow 2 in off the sea

Small Tortoiseshell 1
Harbour Porpoise 1

Bonxie off Birling

Grey Heron arriving in off the sea

Skylark-good breeding population present on the Headland

Small Tortoiseshell