Sunday, 21 May 2017

21st May, 2017 Beachy Head Fine sunny and clear Wind light and variable

We visited the headland today covering Birling lane, Belle Tout wood, Shooters Bottom, Old Trapping Area, Hotel Garden and Icky Ridge. We met up with RE and KG who were both covering the headland. Needless to say other than a few Swallows moving through no sign of any other migrants recorded. Breeding Whitethroat numbers are still on the low side although Corn Buntings numbers have increased this year.

Sparrowhawk 1
Common Buzzard 1
Collard Dove 1 over Birling
Swallow 20
Common Whitethroat 15
Corn Bunting 10+

Wall Butterfly 1
Common Blue 1
Small Copper 1

Male Stonechat of the British race hibermans
for comparison with rubicola race see previous blog
Wall Butterfly

Male Common Blue