Monday, 9 May 2016

9th May, 2016 Beachy Head Overcast mild E 3-4

Met up with Bob and Richard and sea-watch from 05.45-08.30 and we were joined by Roger H. Very quiet sea-watch with virtually no movement until 06.35 when 4 Pomarine Skuas passed close and gave good views. We then covered Shooters Bottom, Old Trapping Area, Hotel Garden, Icky Ridge and the Cliff Path and Bob covered Birling lane and Belle Tout wood. Very few migrants recorded although a Hobby flew over Shooters Bottom.

Gannet 24 E
Grey Heron 1 high E
Little Egret 4 E
Shoveler 2 E
Common Scoter 15 E
Hobby 1 over Shooters Bottom
Sanderling 1 E
Pomarine Skua 4 E @ 06.35
Sandwich Tern 3 E
Swallow 15
House Martin 3 E
Song Thrush 1
Common Whitethroat 15
Chiffchaff 3
Raven 2

Wall Butterfly 8

 Record shot of the 4 Pomarine Skuas passing Birling

Wall Butterfly 1 of 8 seen today