Sunday, 26 August 2001

26th August 2001 Beachy 6.10am - 1.30pm. Dry at first with light easterly with thunderstorm around midday and steady rain from 1.00pm and a stronger northerly wind

Gannet c.6
Osprey 1 flew along cliff edge and out over the sea at Birling Gap where caught a fish and was pursued back to the shoreline where it perched on a rock to eat the fish.
Sparrowhawk 2
Peregrine 1 adult
Sand Martin c.50
Swallow c.25
House Martin c.300
Meadow Pipit c.6
Tree Pipit c.3
Pied Wagtail 3
Yellow Wagtail c.25
Grey Wagtail 3
Wheatear c.8
Whinchat 3
Garden Warbler 1
Lesser Whitethroat c.8
Whitethroat c.25
Grasshopper Warbler 3 Cow Gap field
Reed Warbler 1
Willow Warbler c.20 a couple of birds of more northerly appearance with hint of a greater-covert bar, white belly and fresh appearance
Chiffchaff 1
Spotted Flycatcher c.6