Wednesday, 15 March 2017

15th March, 2017 Beachy Head Misty out to sea otherwise sunny warm and calm

What a beautiful morning, we sea-watched from 07.30-08.45 but unfortunately virtually no movement seen, with the highlight being 2 Harbour Porpoises showing well for 20 minutes.
Met up with RE who was covering the usual Birling and Belle Tout areas and he also walked the Cornish Farm track. We covered Belle Tout wood, Shooters Bottom, Old Trapping Area, Hotel Garden and Icky Ridge. Other than 5 Chiffchaffs no other summer migrants could be found.

Red throated Diver 3 (2 E and 1 on the sea)
Great crested Grebe 2 on sea
Gannet 1 E
Grey Heron 1
Common Scoter 2 E
Kestrel 1
Peregrine 1
Red-legged Partridge 1
Mediterranean Gull 2 E
Lesser Black-backed Gull 2 on beach
Green Woodpecker 1
Meadow Pipit 15
Rock Pipit 2
Stonechat 8
Song Thrush 3 singing
Chiffchaff 5
Raven 1
Linnet 70
Corn Bunting 9

Small Tortoiseshell 1

Harbour Porpoise 2