Saturday, 1 April 2017

1st April, 2017 Beachy Head Overcast and cool becoming sunny and warm. SW 4-5

We sea-watched from 07.00-08.00 and 10.15-10.45 but just a trickle of birds moving east. We then covered the Old Trapping Area, Hotel Garden, Icky Ridge, Shooters Bottom and Belle Tout wood meeting up with RK, which was nice to see him out birding again. RE covered Whitbread Hollow.
Another dire morning with a poor sea-watch and virtually no migrants seen in the area.

Looks like Owen is up to one of his April's fool's trick on the Selsey web-site.

Red-throated Diver 3 E
Great-crested Grebe 1 E
Gannet 7
Brent Goose 63 E
Common Scoter 21 E
Sparrowhawk 1-2
Peregrine 2
Mediterranean Gull 8 s/p ad's E
Black-headed Gull 20 E
Common Gull c100 E (both ad's and 1stW birds)
Kittiwake c70 E
Sandwich Tern 8 E
Tawny Owl 1 Hollow
Chiffchaff 1
Bullfinch 1 Hollow