Saturday, 9 April 2016

9th April, 2016 Beachy Head Heavy rain until 9.30 am then overcast cool S to W variable

Delayed start due to heavy rain until 9.30am. We covered a number of sites on the Headland and once the rain had stopped a small arrival of night migrants were seen.

Brent Geese 6 E
Red-legged Partridge 2-4
Black Redstart 2 (male and female) Icky Ridge
Song Thrush 2
Blackcap 4
Chiffchaff 4
Willow Warbler 18
Goldcrest 4

Willow Warbler in the Old Trapping Area

Goldcrests seem to have replaced Firecrests on the Head

Male Blackcap on Icky Ridge