Sunday, 15 August 2004

15th August 2004 Beachy 6.00am – 11.45am. Overcast but warm. Calm

Fulmar c.2
Gannet 2W
Cormorant 1E over hollow
Little Egret (7 flying from roost down the Cuckmere) 1 hunting on beach at Birling and what was possibly the same 1 again stood preening in field at Birling with flock of Gulls. 2 on pool near Piddinghoe.
Sparrowhawk 2
Kestrel 1
Sandwich Tern 8W
Common Tern 2W
Swift 19
Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 flew South along Cliff Path
Sand Martin 12
Swallow 12
Tree Pipit 12 grounded opposite Beachy Head Hotel. Somw with buffy wash across underparts another with a well marked pale spot at the rear of the ear coverts.
Yellow Wagtail 3
Redstart 1
Wheatear 1 Ditchling Beacon, 2 Beachy
Song Thrush 2
Garden Warbler 1
Blackcap 3
Lesser Whitethroat 2
Whitethroat 32
Grasshopper Warbler 1
Reed Warbler 13
Willow Warbler 21
Raven 2 pair of adults