Thursday, 13 April 2017

13th April, 2017 Beachy Head Sunny and clear with a cool NW force 3-4

A very clear morning. We covered most of the sites on the Headland meeting up with RE and LP at Shooters Bottom. The early morning started well with a male Ring Ouzel exploded out calling from the top garden at Birling and headed towards the cliffs. Before we could make our way around there, it came flying fast back past us and headed towards the field with cattle. Without doubt this proved to be the highlight of the morning.

Sparrowhawk 1
Common Buzzard 2
Peregrine a pair sat on the cliffs
Red-legged Partridge 3
Mediterranean Gull 1
Tawny Owl 1
Swallow 2
Alba Wagtail 2 over
Ring Ouzel 1 male Birling (our first for the year)
Common Whitethroat 1 (LP)
Blackcap 4
Chiffchaff 9 (majority holding territory)
Willow Warbler 17
Raven 1
Goldfinch 35
Linnet 45