Saturday, 16 July 2016

16th July, 2016 Beachy Head Overcast with sunny periods W 1 increasing to 3

A dull overcast start and we covered Birling lane and scrub opposite, Shooters Bottom, Old Trapping Area, Hotel Garden, Icky Ridge and the Cliff Path. No overhead passage of hirundines or Swifts and the only new arrival was a juvenile Cuckoo in Shooters Bottom.

Sparrowhawk 1 male
Kestrel 1
Peregrine 1
Cuckoo 1 juvenile in Shooters Bottom
Common Whitethroat 16
Raven 2

Bob trapped a Reed Warbler and a 2nd year Garden Warbler in Whitbread Hollow

For those interested I have just added our Costa Rica Trip Report to the following blog:

Early morning male Sparrowhawk at Birling

Juvenile Cuckoo in Shooters Bottom

Juvenile Corn Bunting in the Old Trapping Area-the first juvenile this year

Common Whitethroat-just 16 seen today

Meadow Pipit