Monday, 4 April 2016

4th April, 2016 Beachy Head Overcast cool S 3-4

We joined Bob Edgar for another very enjoyable sea-watch from 06.45-09.45. We then covered Old Trapping Area, Hotel Garden, Icky Ridge and the Cliff Path, while Bob covered Birling Lane, Belle Tout wood and LP visited Shooters Bottom. Another good sea-passage with a good movement of Kittiwakes and the highlight being a red-headed Smew. The area appeared very quiet for migrants.
Late news from yesterday, a male Redstart in Hodcombe.

Red-throated Diver 46 E
Great-crested Grebe 1 E
Gannet 16 E
Shoveler 5 E
Brent Goose 450 E
Common Scoter 316 E
Red-breasted Merganser 6 E
Smew 1 red-head E @ 07.45 (Our 4th record since 1960)
Kestrel 1
Arctic Skua 4 E
Mediterranean Gull 2 E
Little Gull 1 E
Black-headed Gull 23 E
Kittiwake c650 E
Sandwich Tern 132 E
Chiffchaff 2
Goldcrest 2
Linnet 30