Saturday, 13 October 2001

13th October 2001 Beachy 7.00am - 2.30pm. Calm and sunny with warm temperature. Bomb exploded at base of cliffs whilst we walked below the Old Belle Toute Lighthouse making the ground shake

Marsh Harrier 7 flock of 5 south out to sea at 7.15am and 2 male and 2nd year male south over Hodcombe mid-morning.
Sparrowhawk 1
Kestrel c.4
Peregrine 1
Merlin 1 female seen twice
Stock Dove c.35 moving
Swift 1
Skylark c.40
Swallow c.10
House Martin c.30
Meadow Pipit c.50
Pied Wagtail c.25
Redstart 2
Wheatear 1
Whinchat 1
Song Thrush c.5
Mistle Thrush 1
Blackbird c.10
Ring Ouzel 1
Chiffchaff c.25
Goldcrest 1
Firecrest 2
Red-breasted Flycatcher 1 1st winter. In scrub on cliff side of road facing Old Trapping area. Small bill with pale pink base to lower mandible. Neat pale eye-ring. Greyish-brown upperparts lacking any hint of a bar across the tips of the greater coverts. Breast buff. Belly white, Tail black with white sides recalling a Wheatear.
Tree Sparrow 6
Chaffinch c.25
Brambling 4 in Hotel Gardens and 1 heard
Linnet c.1000
Goldfinch c.350
Greenfinch c.50
Siskin c.20 + c.30h
Reed Bunting 2