Saturday, 6 August 2016

6th August, 2016 Beachy Head Sunny and warm NW 0-1

Another beautiful calm morning and we covered Birling lane and scrub opposite, Shooters Bottom, Old Trapping Area, Hotel Garden and Belle Tout area. Bob and Martin were ringing in Whitbread Hollow. A good fall of Willow Warblers although most had gone by 9.00 am with small numbers of other night migrants with the Cetti's Warbler again re-trapped in the Hollow and 2 Whinchats at Birling. Late morning saw 200 Sand Martins feeding over the fields and a juvenile Yellow-legged Gull flew west off Birling.

Peregrine 2
Yellow-legged Gull 1 juv W off Birling
Collared Dove 1 W over Birling
Sand Martin 200 feeding over fields
Nightingale 1 Whitbread Hollow
Whinchat 2 at Birling
Song Thrush 2
Cetti's Warbler 1 re-trapped Whitbread Hollow
Sedge Warbler 2
Reed Warbler 15 (12 Hollow and 3 Headland)
Lesser Whitethroat 1
Garden Warbler 6 (4 Hollow and 2 Headland)
Blackcap 5
Chiffchaff 4
Willow Warbler 120 (50 Hollow and 70 Headland, Our largest fall this year)
Raven 1

Emperor Dragonfly 1 Whitbread Hollow
Migrant Hawker 1 Belle Tout
1stW Whinchat at Birling

Blackcap showing moult at Birling

Willow Warbler-our largest fall so far with 120 logged

A large adult female Peregrine over Shooters Bottom