Monday, 7 August 2017

7th August, 2017 Beachy Head, overcast cool SW 2-3

We covered Birling lane and scrub, Shooters Bottom, Old Trapping Area and Hotel Garden, RE was again ringing in Whitbread Hollow.
Very surprising how different the two areas were today with the headland very quiet and almost birdless, even the Jackdaws were elusive, whereas the Hollow had reasonable numbers of common migrants.

Kestrel 1
Peregrine 1
Swift 10
Green Woodpecker 1
Swallow 10
Nightingale 2 (Hollow-both new birds)
Wheatear 4
Song Thrush 2
Reed Warbler 5 (Hollow)
Lesser Whitethroat 2
Common Whitethroat 54 (24 Headland and 30 Hollow)
Garden Warbler 3
Blackcap 5
Chiffchaff 3
Willow Warbler 76 ( Just 1on Headland and 75 Hollow)
Jay 1
Raven 1
Greenfinch 2
Bullfinch 2 (1 juv)

lifeboat patrolling off Birling this morning

Kestrel patrolling over the top fields.