Saturday, 27 August 2016

27 August, 2016 Beachy Head Overcast becoming sunny with a cool ENE 4-5 wind

We met up with RJF and JK at Birling but with a stiff ENE wind which made birding difficult. We covered the usual Headland sites and we gave up at the Old Trapping Area (big mistake) as RJF and JK covered Hotel Garden and Icky Ridge and had an Osprey go S.  Generally few new migrants in the area and other than the Osprey, small numbers of hirundines were moving E.

Sparrowhawk 1
Common Buzzard 1
Osprey 1 S over Hotel Garden (RJF & JK)
Sand Martin c30 E
Swallow c200 E
House Martin c20 E
Yellow Wagtail 4
Whinchat 4
Wheatear 3
Sedge Warbler 1
Lesser Whitethroat 1
Common Whitethroat 16
Willow Warbler 18

Migrant Hawker 1
Common Darter 1
 Common Darter at Belle Tout

Migrant Hawker at Belle Tout