Saturday, 23 April 2016

23rd April, 2016 Beachy Head Clear cold N 4

We sea-watched from 07.25-08.10 but with a cold N wind little was seen although the highlight was a fine summer plumage Black-throated Diver. We then covered Birling Lane, Shooters Bottom, Icky Ridge, Cliff Path and Belle Tout .We met up with of Ron Knight who had also covered several sites. A reasonable fall of Wheatears but otherwise just a single Redstart and the odd Swallows were seen, and not a single warbler was seen or heard.

Red-throated Diver 1 E
Black-throated Diver 1 ad s/p E
Gannet 10 E
Sparrowhawk 1
Red-legged Partridge 2-4
Whimbrel 1 E
Lesser Black Back Gull 2 of the  intermedius race
Sandwich Tern 3 E
Commic Tern 1 E
Swallow 4
Common Redstart 1
Wheatear 21 (Our largest fall this year)
Carrion Crow 2 in off the sea
Raven 1
Greenfinch 1 pair

Two Lesser Black Backed Gulls of the intermedius race


Good arrival of some 21 Wheatears today

Red-legged Partridge