Friday, 1 April 2016

1st April, 2016 Beachy Head Early frost then sunny and warm E to SE 1

We sea-watched from 06.50-07.35 but unfortunately the breeze was still E and again virtually no sea-movement logged. We then covered Birling lane and Birling loop. Belle Tout wood, Old Trapping Area, Hotel Garden and Shooters Bottom.
Just a few night migrants seen and no sign of any diurnal passage.

Gannet 2 E
Grey-lag Goose 3 E out to sea (may be true migrants)
Mallard 3 on the sea
Common Scoter 8
Sparrowhawk 1
Common Buzzard 1
Peregrine 1 attacking the Raven
Red-legged Partridge 3
Black-headed Gull 21 E
Sandwich Tern 10 E
Stonechat 18
Chiffchaff 6
Goldcrest 4
Firecrest 4
Long-tailed Tit 1
Raven 1

Firecrest at Birling