Thursday, 7 September 2017

7th September, 2017 Beachy Head Overcast mild SW 1

We covered Birling lane, Shooters Bottom, Old Trapping Area, Hotel Garden, Icky Ridge and Belle Tout wood. Met up with RKH at Shooters Bottom.

Generally low numbers of night migrants although from 08.15-08.45 an influx of migrants appeared in Shooters Bottom but after 30 minutes the majority had moved through. Very little in the way of diurnal migration with just the odd Yellow Wagtails and Meadow Pipits moving over.

RE was ringing in Whitbread Hollow and recorded good numbers of Chiffchaffs and Blackcaps and also 2 Grasshopper Warblers.

Little Egret 2 on Birling beach
Kestrel 1
Merlin 1 near Hodcombe (RHC)
Swallow 30
Tree Pipit 2 Shooters Bottom
Meadow Pipit 20
Yellow Wagtail 7 overhead
Robin 10
Common Redstart 1 male
Stonechat 8
Sedge Warbler 1
Reed Warbler 1
Lesser Whitethroat 3
Common Whitethroat 37
Blackcap 7
Chiffchaff 18
Willow Warbler 1
Starling 120
Corn Bunting 2

Sedge Warbler in Shooters Bottom

Tree Pipit in Shooters Bottom

Some of today's Chiffchaffs