Sunday, 17 April 2016

17th April, 2016 Beachy Head Early frost becoming sunny, clear NW 1-2

A fine morning unfortunately with a NW breeze. We didn't attempt a sea-watch and covered Birling lane, Shooters Bottom and then walked along the cliff edge to the Old Trapping Area and then walked back down to Shooters.We then covered the Hotel Garden where we met up with RDME. Very few migrants seen.
Sparrowhawk 1 adult male
Common Buzzard 2
Kestrel 1
Collard Dove 1
Swallow 7 N
Common Redstart 3 (per RDME and RK)
Common Whitethroat 2
Chiffchaff 3
Willow Warbler 5
Firecrest 1 Old Trapping Area
Raven 1
Lesser Redpoll 2

Adult male Sparrowhawk in Shooters Bottom
If only it had red eyes, and I would have been
jumping with joy!!