Wednesday, 10 May 2017

10th May, 2017 Beachy Head Clear and sunny Calm at first becoming ENE 4

Another very clear morning although cold with a touch of frost. We covered the usual headland sites but just a few new migrants were seen with the highlight being a fine adult male Black Redstart.

Swift 4 E
Peregrine 1
Red-legged Partridge 1
Swallow 12
Whinchat 1 Birling
Stonechat 8
Black Redstart 1 ad. male Hotel Garden
Lesser Whitethroat 1
Common Whitethroat 20
Blackcap 3
Chiffchaff 4
Willow Warbler 2
Spotted Flycatcher 2 Birling
Raven 2
Goldfinch 50
Linnet 50
Reed Bunting 1 male Birling (not what you expect to see at Beachy during early May).
Corn Bunting 8

Late news: On the 8th a Serin was seen by RHC in Hodcombe.

This striking Willow Warbler arrived in off the sea during
the early morning. I quickly checked for any wing-bars just
in case. Perhaps a northern race bird??

Two Spotted Flycatchers were present in the small plantation
at Birling keeping to the shadows.