Sunday, 31 August 2003

31st August 2003 Beachy 6.15am – 12.30pm. Cool at first with light SE breeze

Little Egret 1 flew along beach at Birling
Grey Heron 1W in flight offshore
Sparrowhawk c.3
Oystercatcher c.12 on beach at low tide at Birling
Swift 1
Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
Wryneck 1 – 2 Chat Vale. Birds seen nearly simultaneously near the main path and near the western edge of the scrub opposite Hodcombe. Bird seen at western end appeared orange-throated.
Sand Martin c.100
Swallow c.15
House Martin c.2
Wheatear c.5
Whinchat c.5
Garden Warbler c.3
Blackcap c.2
Lesser Whitethroat c.3
Whitethroat c.10
Sedge Warbler c.2
Reed Warbler 1
Willow Warbler c.10
Chiffchaff 1
Goldcrest 1
Spotted Flycatcher c.5
Raven c.3