Tuesday, 9 May 2017

9th May, 2017 Beachy Head Clear at first becoming overcast, cool. ENE 3-4

We covered Birling lane, Shooters Bottom, Old Trapping Area, Hotel Garden, and Icky Ridge. Met up with RE, RKH, NP, LP and RK. who were also working the Headland. RK had a Hobby come in over Birling but otherwise the area was pretty quiet.

Sparrowhawk 1
Hobby 1 came in over Birling @ 08.40 (RK)
Red-legged Partridge 1
Swallow 31 chiefly N
House Martin 2 E
Yellow Wagtail 1 over
Common Redstart 1 female Old Trapping Area
Lesser Whitethroat 1
Common Whitethroat 20
Garden Warbler 1
Blackcap 1
Chiffchaff 2
Willow Warbler 2
Corn Bunting 8

Brimstone 1
Small Tortoiseshell 1
Wall 1
Small Copper 1
Peacock 1

8th May, 2017
RE, LP, NP and KG visited a number of sites and recorded the following:

Common Buzzard 3 including one in very heavy moult
Short-eared Owl 1 over the Hollow (LP)
Swift 3
House Martin 40 in the Hollow
Black Redstart 1pair at Birling
Common Redstart 1 female Old Trapping Area
Wheatear 1
Reed Warbler 2
Willow Warbler 20
Spotted Flycatcher 4 (3 B/T wood and 1 Old Trapping Area)