Sunday, 31 July 2016

31st July, 2016 Beachy Head Sunny periods cool breeze NNE 3

A cooler morning with the wind backing to NNE. The heavy showers forecast by John Hammond last night did not materialise.  We covered Birling lane and scrub opposite, Shooters Bottom, Old Trapping Area, Hotel Garden, Icky Ridge, Cliff Path and Belle Tout wood area. Another small arrival of Willow Warblers but just odd other migrants seen. Overhead passage was confined to small numbers of Sand Martins and Swallows. Again no Swifts were seen.

Little Egret 1
Sparrowhawk 1 male
Common Buzzard 2
Sand Martin 18 E
Swallow 20 E
Sedge Warbler 2
Reed Warbler 1
Lesser Whitethroat 2
Common Whitethroat 26
Willow Warbler 37
Linnet 80

Wall Butterfly 5 along the Cliff Path
Common Blue 2
Chalkhill Blue 15
Painted Lady 2
Small White 25
Marbled White 6

Fox 1
An overhead Common Buzzard

Another small arrival of Willow Warblers this morning

Five Wall Butterflies were seen along the Cliff Path.