Tuesday, 7 March 2017

7th March, 2017 Beachy Head Partly overcast clear and mild W 3 decreasing to 2

We did a brief sea-watch from 06.45-07.15 but with a westerly wind, no movement was seen. We then covered Birling lane, Birling to Belle Tout loop, Belle Tout wood, Shooters Bottom, Old Trapping Area, Hotel Garden and Icky Ridge. Two superb Firecrests were found in the wood although they were extremely active just allowing some very poor record shots.

Great-crested Grebe 4 on the sea
Gannet 2
Common Scoter 1 E
Common Buzzard 3
Peregrine 2
Collared Dove 1 W
Stonechat 4
Firecrest 2 B/T wood (our first for this Spring)
Small increase noted in Blue and Great Tit numbers
Raven 3


 Firecrest in Belle Tout wood

Raven over the Headland.

RB visited the Headland yesterday and recorded 8+ Buzzards, 2 Chiffchaffs (our first for this Spring) and a female type Black Redstart at Birling.