Saturday, 30 April 2016

30th April, 2016 Beachy Head Fine and sunny but cool N to NW 1-3

Cold early morning. Didn't attempt a sea-watch, and covered most of the sites on the Headland apart for the Cliff Path. Whitethroat numbers had increased and my best total this year so far but otherwise just small numbers of other migrants and virtually no diurnal migration seen.

Shelduck 1 pair prospecting over Birling
Red-legged Partridge 2
Swallow 3
Common Redstart 1 female
Common Whitethroat 20 (several seen feeding on the ground in B/T wood)
Blackcap 6
Willow Warbler 15
Raven 2
Linnet 50
Corn Bunting 1

Common Whitethroat at Belle Tout