Saturday, 27 March 2004

27th March 2004 Beachy 7.00am – 12.30pm, Crowlink 12.45pm – 1.45pm, Newhaven 2.00 – 2.30pm. Heavy overcast and calm becoming slightly southerly in afternoon

Great Crested Grebe 1s/p on sea
Fulmar c.5
Gannet 1
Cormorant c.5 including an adult in courtship plumage
Grey Heron 1 on beach at Cow Gap
Canada Goose 1E
Shelduck c.4 Newhaven
Mallard c.10 Cuckmere
Shoveler 5 on sea off Birling
Teal c.10 Cuckmere
Garganey 1E drake
Peregrine 2
Red-legged Partridge 3 Ditchling Beacon
Pheasant 1
Oystercatcher c.3W
Ringed Plover 1 Newhaven
Lapwing 1 Cattle Field
Lesser Black-backed Gull c.10 graellsii Newhaven
Razorbill 1 on sea off Birling
Collared Dove 2
Green Woodpecker 1
Meadow Pipit c.20
White Wagtail 1 Newhaven scrape. Probable male as black crown extending to rear. Some moult around the base of the bill but plain grey mantle concolorous with flanks.
Dunnock c.3
Robin c.8
Wheatear 8 (2 being at Crowlink) both males and females seen
Stonechat c.8
Song Thrush 2
Blackbird c.5
Chiffchaff 52
Goldcrest 6
Long-tailed Tit 2 Gulley (one ringed)
Raven 2 (1 being at Crowlink) The Beachy individual tumbling opposite the Beachy Head Hotel
House Sparrow c.5
Chaffinch c.5
Linnet 3
Goldfinch c.20 (c.15 being at Crowlink)
Greenfinch c.2 Crowlink
Corn Bunting 2