Monday, 3 April 2017

3rd April, 2017 Beachy Head Fog at times partly clearinduring morning S 0-1

Arrived at Birling in thick fog, which at times partly cleared before returning. Managed a sea-watch from 08.00-09.00 before the fog returned. We met up with RE and LP and between us we covered a number of sites on the Headland in difficult circumstances.

Gannet 5 E
Brent Goose 18 E
Common Scoter 13 E
Velvet Scoter 3 E (2 drakes and 1 female)
Yellow-legged Gull 1x4th cal yr in ploughed field (perLP)
Black-headed Gull 4 E
Tree Pipit 1 flushed from Shooters Bottom (perLP)
Song Thrush 5
Blackcap 2
Chiffchaff 5
Willow Warbler 1