Sunday, 21 April 2002

21/4/02 Beachy 6.30am - 3.15pm. Wind a light SE. Sunny with some high light cloud

Red-throated Diver c.5E and 3 w/p sat on sea
Red-necked Grebe 1E then drifted past W sat on the sea. Appeared smaaler than Great Crested holding neck lower thus accentuating hunched appearance in flight. Dark crown and dark neck. White belly. Restricted white leading edge to arm and obvious white secondaries. Lacked white shoulder patches of Great Crested. On water reddish foreneck visible with whitish chin contrasting with black crown. A good record for Beachy.
Fulmar c.20
Gannet c.8E
Cormorant c.2
Grey Heron c.3 Cuckmere
Mute Swan 1W
Canada Goose c.15 Cuckmere
Shelduck 4E
Shoveler 3E
Scoter c.100E
Velvet Scoter c.20E
Merganser c.15E
Sparrowhawk 1
Kestrel 2
Peregrine 1
Pheasant c.8
Whimbrel c.7E
Bonxie c.2E
Arctic Skua 4E
Mediterranean Gull pair of adults flew west
Little Gull c.42E including a single 1st-s.
Little Tern 5E
Sandwich Tern c.80E
Commic Tern c.50E
Black Tern 1E s/p
Auk sp. 3E
Woodpigeon c.5
Cuckoo 1 Burgess Hill
Skylark c.6
Swallow c.8
Meadow Pipit c.6
Dunnock c.5
Robin 1
Stonechat c.3
Blackbird c.2
Blackcap c.2 + c.6h
Whitethroat c.15
Willow Warbler c.10
Chiffchaff c.3h
Great Tit c.2
Magpie c.5
Jackdaw c.20
Rook c.2
Carrion Crow c.5
House Sparrow c.5
Chaffinch c.6
Linnet c.10
Goldfinch c.5

Saturday, 20 April 2002

20/4/02 Beachy 6.30am - 2.30pm. Light and variable wind proving sunny at times with thick fog rolling in at times

Fulmar c.15
Gannet c.8W
Cormorant c.2
Little Egret 1 Cuckmere
Scoter c.50E
Kestrel 1 fem
Pheasant 1
Oystercatcher c.8
Whimbrel 6 including 5 over Beachy itself presumably confused by the foggy conditions
Bonxie 2E
Arctic Skua 4E
Common Gull 1st year individual
Little Gull 12E in a single flock
Sandwich Tern c.50E
Common Tern c.40E
Skylark c.5
Swallow c.10
House Martin 1
Meadow Pipit c.6
Dunnock c.4
Robin 1
Redstart c.3
Wheatear 8
Stonechat c.2
Blackbird c.2
Blackcap 1male + h
Lesser Whitethroat 1h
Whitethroat c.10
Grasshopper Warbler 1 reeling beside Belle Toute being seen poorly
Willow Warbler c.70
Chiffchaff c.3h
Magpie c.5
Jay 1
Jackdaw c.10
Rook c.2
House Sparrow c.6
Chaffinch c.8
Linnet c.10
Goldfinch c.12
Greenfinch 1
Yellowhammer 1 male
Corn Bunting 1

Sunday, 7 April 2002

7/4/02 Beachy 6.30 - 8.00am. Strong NE wind

Chiffchaff 1

Saturday, 6 April 2002

Monday, 1 April 2002

1/4/02 Beachy 7.30am - 1.30pm. Fresh southerly wind being misty with early am shower. Overcast


Fulmar c.5
Mute Swan c.3 Cuckmere
Canada Goose c.10 Cuckmere
Brent Goose c.75E
Scoter c.20E
Kestrel 1 female
Peregrine 1
Pheasant h
Mediterranean Gull 1 ad.s. East past Birling.
Sandwich Tern 3E
Collared Dove 2
Green Woodpecker 1
Skylark c.10
Meadow Pipit c.10
alba Wagtail c.2
Wren 2
Dunnock c.5
Robin c.2
Wheatear 2
Stonechat c.6
Song Thrush 1
Blackbird c.2
Ring Ouzel 1 fem Cow Gap
Blackcap 1 male
Willow Warbler 1
Chiffchaff c.3
Goldcrest 2
Fircrest 2
Great Tit c.5
Blue Tit c.2
Magpie c.5
Jackdaw c.10
Carrion Crow c.10
Raven 1 with several missing primaries. Carrying food (egg?) over cliffs at Chat Vale.
Starling c.10
House Sparrow 1
Chaffinch c.5
Linnet c.15
Corn Bunting 1 in song