Saturday, 1 May 2004

1st May 2004 Beachy Head 6.15am – 2.00pm, Arlington 2.30 - 3.30pm. Overcast and misty becoming sunny with light SW wind

Red-throated Diver c.1E
Diver sp. 2E
Great Crested Grebe c.10 Arlington
Fulmar c.5
Gannet c.15E
Cormorant c.1E
Grey Heron 1 Arlington
Shelduck c.3E
Pintail 1 Arlington
Scoter c.25E
Buzzard 1
Large Falcon sp1 distant from Beachy Head Hotel – looked large and lanky being long-winged and long-tailed. Uppersurface of tail pale brown, upperwings appeared darker brown. Underparts appeared dark. Really too distant to see much detail.
Whimbrel c.25 including 2 in the top field next to the Cattle Field
Bar-tailed Godwit 2
Bonxie 1E
Black-headed Gull c.40E
Kittiwake c.20
Little Tern 1E
Sandwich Tern c.10
Commic Tern c.150E
Auk sp. C.5
Collared Dove. C.3
Swift c.20 Arlington
Swallow c.10
House Martin c.20 Arlington
Pied Wagtail 2
Redstart 1 glimpsed flying away near gulley
Wheatear 1 looked large so probably Greenland
Stonechat c.4
Garden Warbler 1
Blackcap 1 female
Lesser Whitethroat 2 + 1h
Whitethroat c.25
Sedge Warbler 1  
Willow Warbler 5
Chiffchaff c.8
Long-tailed Tit 1
Linnet c.20
Goldfinch c.5
Greenfinch c.5
Corn Bunting 1