Saturday, 28 April 2001

28th April 2001 Beachy 6.45am - 3.30pm. Wind strong WSW Force 5-6. Sunny an clear becoming warm

Gannet c.30E
‘Canada x Barnacle’ 1 opposite Charleston Manor briefly early am
Teal 1 Cuckmere
Scoter c.4E
Peregrine 2
Sandwich Tern 3E
Auk sp. c.10E
Sand Martin 1
Swallow c.30
House Martin c.50
Redstart 1 female
Garden Warbler c.5
Blackcap c.8
Lesser Whitethroat 2h
Whitethroat c.30
Grasshopper Warbler 1ex. reeling in ‘triangle’ near hut in Hollow. Superb views once pished into view with it running along dead branches in a brush pile. Latter seen reeling hanging upside down with wings and tail spread whilst reeling before ‘falling’ into grass - bizarre behavior. Would climb really quite high in bushes to sing. Yellow base to lower mandible, orange gape, white eye-ring. Finely streaked crown and mantle. Large dark markings on coverts. Yellow throat and breast. Long undertail coverts with large dark markings. Upperparts quite brown with wings outstretched etc.. Pink legs.
Willow Warbler c.8
Chiffchaff h
Pied Flycatcher 1 female Belle Toute Wood.
Raven 1
Corn Bunting 1