Sunday, 9 July 2017

9th July, 2017 Beachy Head fine sunny and hot SE 2

We visited Birling lane and scrub opposite, Shooters Bottom. Old Trapping Area, Hotel Garden, Icky Ridge and Belle Tout wood. Reed Warbler in Shooters Bottom and a Chiffchaff in the Hotel Garden were new arrivals since our last visit and a larger count of Common Whitethroats. A Weasel showed well near Icky Ridge.

Green Woodpecker 1 juv Birling
Swallow 10
Stonechat 8
Song Thrush 3
Reed Warbler 1 Shooters Bottom (1st for this Autumn)
Common Whitethroat 25
Blackcap 2
Chiffchaff 1
Goldfinch 25
Linnet 35
Corn Bunting 8

Chalkhill Blue 3 males
Wall 1 Hotel Garden
Dark-green Fritillary 1
Good numbers of the common downland butterflies seen but no count made.

Weasel 1 near Icky Ridge

Late news for yesterday, Juv. Yellow-legged Gull photographed by LP at Holywell in the evening.

Juvenile Green Woodpecker at Birling 

Fresh plumage Reed Warbler showing in Shooters Bottom.

Juv. Yellow-legged Gull at Holywell photo by LP.