Saturday, 19 November 2016

19th November, 2016 Beachy Head and West Rise marsh Early frost otherwise sunny W 2-3

Short visit to Beachy covering Birling lane, Birling loop and Belle Tout wood. No diurnal migration recorded with just the odd migrant seen with the highlight being a Black Redstart in Birling car park.

Fulmar 1 off Birling (not usually seen at this time of the year)
Little Egret 1 off Birling
Common Buzzard 1
Rock Pipit 2
Black Redstart 1
Stonechat 2
Goldcrest 1
Raven 1
Reed Bunting 2

Reed Bunting at Birling

We then decided to visit West Rise Marsh and we met up with both Richard Fairbank and Kris Gillam.

Slavonian Grebe 1
Long-tailed Duck 1
Small numbers of Teal, Wigeon, Shoveler, Tufted Duck, Gadwall, and Pochard seen
Bearded Tit 3+ (2 males and 1 female)
Kingfisher 1

 Juvenile Long-tailed Duck at West Rise Marsh


A confiding Slavonian Grebe at West Rise Marsh