Sunday, 28 March 2004

28th March 2004 Beachy 7.15am – 2.00pm. SSW cold breeze being very clear and sunny

Red-throated Diver c.8E
Fulmar c.5
Gannet c.20E
Brent Goose c.250E
Pale-bellied Brent Goose 1E Seen overhead at the bottom of Cow Gap flying east with a party of Brent. Pale bely contrasting with dark neck and white undertails. Considerably smaller than the accompanying Dark-bellied Brent Geese.
Shelduck 2E
Pintail 2E
Shoveler 5E
Wigeon 1E drake
Scaup 1E
Scoter c.25E
Red-breasted Merganser c.4E
Buzzard sp.1 seen hovering at great range from the Cattle Field
Sparrowhawk 1
Peregrine c.8 including one bird in heavy primary moult – p8? On both wings
Pheasant c.6
Curlew 1 flying around high calling encountered several times during the morning
Arctic Skua 1E dark / intermediate morph
Black-headed Gull c.20E
Common Gull c.300 on sea off Hollow
Kittiwake c.50E
Sandwich Tern 8E
Guillemot 1 on sea
Auk sp. C.35E
Skylark c.5 including some in song
Meadow Pipit c.20
Alba Wagtail c.4 over including one in off the sea
Robin c.5
Black Redstart 1
Wheatear 3
Stonechat c.5
Chiffchaff 2
Goldcrest 2
Long-tailed Tit 4
Raven 1
Chaffinch c.6
Brambling 1
Linnet c.30
Goldfinch c.5
Greenfinch 2