Saturday, 18 November 2017

17th & 18th November, 2017 Beachy Head

17th November - Fine Sunny and mild.

RE covered Whitbread Hollow, and the Cow Gap area but generally very quiet:
Great-spotted Woodpecker 1
Blackbirds 15
Song Thrush 2
Redwing 1
Goldcrest 2
Bullfinch 2
Rock Pipit 9 including a party of 8.

18th November-Overcast mild with rain late morning. Wind W 3-4.
We covered Birling lane, Belle Tout wood and walked the Cornish Farm field to ascertain the numbers of passerine birds present in this large set-a-side field. We just finished when the rain
set in.

Kestrel 1
Peregrine 1
Skylark c200 in Cornish farm field
Stonechat 1
Goldcrest 1
Firecrest 1 B/T scrub
Jackdaw c250 in Cornish farm field
Rook Good numbers in field
Starling c700 in Cornish Farm field
Goldfinch 20 Cornish farm field
Corn Bunting 18 Cornish farm field

Also a late Common Darter was present at B/T.

Good flocks of Starlings were feeding in the field. Estimated 700,