Tuesday, 31 October 2017

31st October, 2017 Beachy Head Overcast mild SW 3

Another very mild morning. We covered Birling Lane, Old Trapping Area, Hotel Garden, Icky Ridge, Shooters Bottom, and Belle Tout wood. Met up with RB who was also covering sites on the Headland and briefly with LP at Belle Tout wood.
The Headland was very quiet with virtually no overhead migration and very few migrants on the ground. The highlight was a Yellow-browed Warbler which was seen at Birling after I had left.

Little Egret 1 off Birling
Kestrel 1
Peregrine 2
Rock Pipit 5 Birling car park
Pied Wagtail 2 W
Stonechat 5
Blackbird 12
Song Thrush 4
Redwing 6
Yellow-browed Warbler 1 Birling (per RB, and other observers)
Goldcrest 5
Raven 3
Goldfinch 40
Brambling c4 B/T wood (per LP)
Corn Bunting 10 several singing

Peregrine over the Headland

Great-spotted Woodpecker at Doreen's bird feeders.