Wednesday, 1 November 2017

1st November, 2017 Beachy Head Fine, sunny and mild S 3

Another fine mild day. Just a few migrants seen in the area and no sign of yesterday's Yellow-browed Warbler. Couple of small parties of Siskins dropped in to Belle Tout wood but otherwise no diurnal migration was recorded which was a surprise as it was much clearer this morning.

We covered Birling lane, Old Trapping Area, Hotel Garden, Icky Ridge and Belle Tout wood. Met up with LP who had covered Belle Tout area, and RE who covered Birling, Cornish Farm lane and Long Down. Combined totals:

Common Buzzard 2
Peregrine 1
Stock Dove 6 with a small party of Woodpigeons
Rock Pipit 4 Birling car park
Pied Wagtail 8
Redwing 2
Song Thrush 5
Blackcap 1
Chiffchaff 4
Goldcrest 12
Starling 300
Siskin Two small parties dropped into B/T wood probably only 8 birds involved.
Lesser Redpoll 3
Corn Bunting c20

Red Admiral 1