Saturday, 21 January 2006

21st January 2006 Beachy Seawatch 8.10am – 9.25am NW2 to calm Clear, sunny and cold

Canada Goose c.50 Cuckmere
Wigeon 10 Cuckmere
Teal 4 Ouse Project
Scoter 2E
Red-throated Diver 2E Portland experiencing easterly movement too perhaps British breeders per Migration Atlas
Diver sp. 3E, 1W
Little Grebe 1 Cuckmere
Great Crested Grebe 1 w/p on sea off Birling
Fulmar 10 including some on cliffs
Gannet 1W adult
Cormorant 8E, 6W, 5 on sea
Little Egret 2 on beach at Birling Gap
Cattle Egret 5 Piddinghoe
Common Buzzard 1 Rodmell
Kestrel 1 Belle Toute, 3 roadside
Peregrine 1 adult female Birling
Oystercatcher 5 beach at Birling
Curlew 1 on beach at Birling
Black-headed Gull 5W 45 on beach
Common Gull 15 Birling
Herring Gull 25
Great Black-backed Gull 270 on beach between Birling and Seven Sisters
Kittiwake 1E, 1W
Guillemot 3E one s/p
Razorbill 4W, 6 on sea
Auk sp. 60E, 7W, 40 on sea
Wood Pigeon 2
Green Woodpecker 1 Belle Toute Wood
Skylark 70 flock in Top Fields
Rock Pipit 1 Birling
Grey Wagtail 1 1st-w at small sewage plant at Birling
Pied Wagtail 2
Dunnock 1
Robin 2
Stonechat 1
Blackbird 1
Song Thrush 4
Blue Tit 8
Great Tit 2
Magpie 2
Jackdaw 50
Rook 4
Carrion Crow 8 including 6 feeding on a dead Sheep
Raven pair flying west along cliff edge at Birling and a single bird later seen in flight over Belle Toute wood and landing twice on the cliff near the Old Coastguard Station south of Birling Gap
Starling 25
Chaffinch 2
Goldfinch 1

Cattle Egrets at Piddinghoe in January 2006 (Hugh Pugh)