Monday, 18 April 2016

18th April, 2016 Beachy Head Sunny and clear W 4

Cool west wind so again no sea-watch and we covered Shooters Bottom, Old Trapping Area, Hotel Garden, Icky Ridge and the Cliff Path, met up with Bob who had covered Birling lane and Birling loop including Belle Tout wood and Richard who had visited Whitbread Hollow and Cow Gap.
Our first Lesser Whitethroat of the year but otherwise very quiet for migrants.

Common Scoter 13 E
Common Buzzard 1
Kestrel 1
Peregrine 1
Swallow 8 N
Wheatear 3
Lesser Whitethroat 1
Common Whitethroat 8
Blackcap 1
Chiffchaff 7
Willow Warbler 2
Long-tailed Tit 1
Raven 2
Linnet 40
Siskin 1

Our first Lesser Whitethroat for the year in Shooters Bottom

Adult Peregrine over Shooters Bottom

Brown looking Chiffchaff, just as well it was singing