Tuesday, 16 August 2016

16th August, 2016 Beachy Head Fine and sunny ENE 3 decreasing to 1

Met up with RK and saw several other birders on the Headland. Unfortunately there was a filming crew present on the Headland and we were unable to cover the Old Trapping Area. We did cover Birling lane and scrub opposite, Belle Tout wood area, Shooters Bottom. We also walked the Cornish Farm track.
Another disappointing day with a small arrival of Common Whitethroats and Willow Warblers with just small numbers of other migrants. Low numbers of Swallows moved E as did 2 Yellow Wagtails.

Sparrowhawk 2
Buzzard 2
Kestrel 1
Swallow 40 E
Yellow Wagtail 2 E
Wheatear 1
Sedge Warbler 2
Reed Warbler 3
Lesser Whitethroat 2
Common Whitethroat 36
Blackcap 1
Willow Warbler 40
Spotted Flycatcher 1
Raven 1
Corn Bunting 10

Clouded Yellow 1
Wall 1 Shooters Bottom
Common Blue 10
Chalk Hill Blue 15
Small Heath 1
Painted Lady 5
Silver Y moth c20 (small influx)

Autumn Ladies Tresses showing again

Bright looking Reed Warbler with good yellow legs at Birling

Sparrowhawk hunting near Cornish Farm

 Its that time of the year when the Autumn Ladies Tresses start to show