Friday, 10 March 2017

10th March, 2017 Beachy Head. Sea fog cool SE 2-3

With SE winds forecast and a high pressure situated over the UK, I was hopeful for a good sea-watch but so often is the case that a sea fog spoils things. We sat it out between 06.25-07.30 but then the visibility even got worse and therefore we gave up and birded the area visiting Birling lane, Birling loop, Belle Tout wood, Shooters Bottom and the Old Trapping Area. A few migrants were seen in the area with a flock of 25 Meadow Pipits grounded in a grassy field, and a small fall of Chiffchaffs.

Red-throated Diver 1 E
Brent Goose 16 E
Shelduck 1 E
Oystercatcher 10
Curlew 1 E
Black-headed Gull 50+ on the sea off Birling
Meadow Pipit Party of 25 grounded in a grassy field at Birling
Rock Pipit 1 at Birling
Black Redstart 1 female type in the gardens at Birling
Stonechat 5
Song Thrush 1 singing Shooters Bottom
Chiffchaff 9 (3 Birling 6 B/T wood)

LP visited Shooters Bottom this morning a saw 1 Chiffchaff and 1 Reed bunting

Chiffchaff at Birling