Saturday, 21 August 2004

21st August 2004 Beachy 5.45 – 2.30pm. Cloudy, cool NNW3

Little Egret 3 Cow Gap Beach
Buzzard 1 flew over Belle Toute heading east but then seen flying inland
Kestrel 3
Hobby 1
Common Tern 6
Sandwich Tern 10
Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
Wryneck 1 noticed by JFC in gully opposite BH Hotel. Gave close views in Elder and then good flight views lower in the gully as it moved between grassy areas and bushes in the bottom of the gully.
Sand Martin 4
Swallow 5
House Martin 25
Tree Pipit 8 + 3h
Yellow Wagtail 94
Grey Wagtail 7
Redstart 1
Wheatear 25
Whinchat 2
Garden Warbler 2
Blackcap 1 male
Lesser Whitethroat 4
Whitethroat 67
Sedge Warbler 3
Grasshopper Warbler 2
Reed Warbler 1
Willow Warbler 60
Wood Warbler 1 On arriving at the Old Trapping Area there was a Wader-like call, plaintive almost Bullfinch-like ‘puuu’. Played the tape of Wood Warbler and it approached within a couple of meters. Bright yellow supercilium and throat contrasting with silky white underparts and bright green upperparts. Long white undertail coverts and very long-winged.
Spotted Flycatcher 4
Pied Flycatcher 3