Sunday, 2 May 2004

2nd May 2004 Beachy 6.15am – 12.15pm. Light NE wind sunny with offshore haze. Ditchling Common 7.00pm – 8.30pm

Diver sp. 2E
Greylag Goose 5 in flight east up Lane
Brent Goose 4E
Eider 2 on sea
Scoter c.20E
Bonxie 1E
Arctic Skua c.3E
Pomarine Skua 2E very distant but appeared slow methodical flight
Black-headed Gull c.50E
Little Tern c.25E
Sandwich Tern c.100E
Commic Tern c.700E
Wryneck 1 found just east of Belle Toute Wood perching in dead pine tree for c.5 mins. Buff throat, black line down center of crown and mantle. Feeding on ground. Ex.
Swallow c.10
Pied Wagtail 1
Nightingale 2 singing on Ditchling Common. Very rufous-brown upperparts and tails.
Wheatear 1
Blackcap c.5
Lesser Whitethroat h
Whitethroat c.25
Willow Warbler 2
Chiffchaff c.3