Thursday, 8 September 2016

8th September, 2016 Beachy Head Clear sunny SW 0 increasing to 3-4

We could only visit for around 3 hours so just concentrated on the main sites on the Head. Met up with RB, RKH and RK. The headland appeared very quite generally with very few night migrants being seen. Even so good numbers of Yellow Wagtails although just a small hirundine movement during our visit. Highlight was a very showy Pied Flycatcher.

Sparrowhawk 1
Common Buzzard 1
Sand Martin 2
Swallow c250
House Martin c100
Yellow Wagtail 57 chiefly W
Grey Wagtail 2 W
Whinchat 1
Wheatear 3
Reed Warbler 1
Common Whitethroat 15
Blackcap 3
Chiffchaff 5
Willow Warbler 1
Pied Flycatcher 1 Old Trapping Area
Raven 1
Yellowhammer 2
Corn Bunting Flock of 12
Wheatear in the Old Trapping Area

Whinchat at Birling



A showy Pied Flycatcher in the Old Trapping Area

(taken by DRC)
Galium Carpet at Birling