Thursday, 11 May 2017

11th May, 2017 Beachy Head Overcast with sunny periods mild E 3

An early overcast morning, gave us some hope for more migrants and although we covered most of the main sites on the headland the area proved very disappointing with a clear-out from yesterday and no new migrants could be found. Even Whitethroat numbers were down by 50% from the last two days.
With news of a Long-tailed Skua passing Selsey Bill, RKH and RHC sea-watched from 12.00-14.05 but unfortunately no joy with this Skua.

Black-throated Diver 1 E
Little Egret 2
Common Scoter 45 E
Arctic Skua 3 E (2 d/p and 1 l/p)
Little Gull 1 1stW E
Sandwich Tern 6 E
Swallow 8
Common Whitethroat 10
Blackcap 2
Chiffchaff 3
Willow Warbler 1
Raven 3

Red Admiral 3

Ravens at Beachy

Early Purple Orchids