Following are the combined totals:
Cormorant 13 high W
Yellow-legged Gull 1 Juv/1stW over the cliffs at Shooters Bottom
Sand Martin 22
Nightingales 2 Whitbread Hollow (per RE)
Black Redstart 1 juv Whitbread Hollow (per RE)
Song Thrush 5
Cetti's Warbler 1 control trapped in Whitbread Hollow (per RE)
Sedge Warbler 6
Reed Warbler 8
Lesser Whitethroat 1-2 Shooters Bottom
Common Whitethroat 22
Willow Warbler 44 (our largest total so far this Autumn)
Corn Bunting 3
Common Blue 1
Chalkhill Blue 10
Marbled White 6
Brown Argus 1
Painted Lady 1
Small Copper 1
Plus small numbers of the common downland butterflies
Part of the flock of 13 high Cormorants moving west.
Two of today's Willow Warblers-some variation in plumage
Sedge Warbler at Birling
Juv/1stW Yellow-legged Gull over the cliffs at Shooters Bottom.
Showing a strong black bill, white face with a dark mask, white
ground colour to underparts, darkish underwings, dark outer
greater coverts on upper wings, broad black terminal tail band with
the pale upper tail coverts can just be seen on the last picture as
the bird disappeared below the cliff.
Very few Common Blues are being seen at present this year.
(taken by Doreen Cooper)
Pale Flax in the Old Trapping Area.
Can't recall ever seeing this before on Beachy Head.