Saturday, 4 March 2017

4th March, 2017 Beachy Head Overcast becoming sunny and mild WSW 2-3

We sea-watched from 06.30-07.45. We then covered Birling Lane, Birling to Belle Tout loop, Belle Tout wood, Hodcombe, Shooters Bottom and The Old Trapping Area.
Just the odd parties of Brent Geese moving E otherwise the area was very quiet with no migrants recorded.

Great-crested Grebe 1 on the sea
Brent Goose 112 E
Peregrine 3
Curlew 8 E
Kittiwake 25 E
Auk Sp. 1 E
Meadow Pipit 1
Stonechat 4
Raven 3
Yellowhammer 1 male

Also the first Cowslip was out in flower.

Male Yellowhammer at Belle Tout