Tuesday, 5 April 2016

5th April, 2016 Beachy Head Overcast cool becoming sunny W 2 increasing to 3

Just a short sea-watch from 06.40-07.25 but as expected very little moving. Met up with Bob Edgar up Birling lane who had just seen a male Redstart. We then covered virtually all the Headland apart for the Birling loop. Small fall of night migrants chiefly Willow/Chiffs with the highlight being a fine male Ring Ouzel in Shooters Bottom.

Red-throated Diver 1 E
Gannet 2 E
Brent Geese 50 E
Common Scoter 5 E
Kestrel 1
Sandwich Tern 4 E
Swallow 1
Common Redstart 1 male (per RDME)
Stonechat 8
Wheatear 2
Ring Ouzel 1 male Shooters Bottom
Song Thrush 3
Blackcap 1
Chiffchaff 9
Willow Warbler 13
Willow/Chiff 5
Firecrest 2 (Hotel Garden and Shooters Bottom)
Long-tailed Tit 3
Yellowhammer Pair at Belle Tout

Male Ring Ouzel in Shooters Bottom


Some of todays Willow Warbler

 Long-tailed Tit along the Cliff Path