Wednesday, 17 August 2016

17th August, 2016 Beachy Head Sunny very clear ENE 3-4

Still breezy and very clear. We met up with RK and RKH and covered Birling scrub, Belle Tout wood, Shooters Bottom, Old Trapping Area, Hotel Garden and Icky Ridge. LP was birding in the Whitbread Hollow area. Again disappointing with fairly low numbers of night migrants. Swallows were moving E in small numbers and 7 Yellow Wagtails and 3 Tree Pipits also moved overhead. Another juv. Yellow-legged Gull flew E over Birling. Combined totals:

Sparrowhawk 2
Buzzard 2
Kestrel 3
Peregrine 2
Yellow-legged Gull 1 juv E over Birling
Sand Martin 10 E
Swallow 90 E
Tree Pipit 3 (per LP)
Yellow Wagtail 7 (per LP)
Common Redstart 1
Whinchat 2
Song Thrush 1
Lesser Whitethroat 2
Common Whitethroat c30
Garden Warbler 2
Blackcap 2
Willow Warbler 32 (20 Hollow and 12 Headland)
Raven 2

 Lesser Whitethroat in the Old Trapping Area