Monday, 12 September 2016

12th September, 2016 Beachy Head Fine sunny periods humid warm S-SE 1-2

Another fine morning. We covered Birling lane, Old Trapping Area, Icky Ridge, and Shooters Bottom, meeting up with RKH, GG and SL who were also covering the Headland. Far fewer migrants compared to yesterday, were seen today with again very few hirundines moving during the morning. We left at 11.00 am.
The highlight was a Ring Ouzel feeding on hawthorn berries in the Old Trapping area before departing E.

Sparrowhawk 2-3
Hobby 1 S over Shooters Bottom
Peregrine 1
Sand Martin 5 SE
Swallow 150 SE
House Martin 20 SE
Tree Pipit 1
Rock Pipit 2
Yellow Wagtail 16
Robin 15 (small increase)
Common Redstart 2
Wheatear 3
Ring Ouzel 1 feeding on hawthorn berries Old Trapping Area departed E
Song Thrush 1 Old Trapping Area
Reed Warbler 2
Lesser Whitethroat 1
Common Whitethroat 21
Chiffchaff 25
Willow Warbler 1
Spotted Flycatcher 1
Raven 3
Goldfinch 50


 Some of today's Yellow Wagtails


Tree Pipit showing nicely at Birling

Rock Pipit at Birling

Spitfire over Beachy

Junckers Ju52 WW11 transport plane over Beachy