Saturday, 28 January 2006

28th January 2005 Beachy 8.00am – 11.15am. Biting cold NE5. Sunny. Seawatch 8.10-9.25am

Shelduck 1E
Wigeon 5E first party of 3 attacked by pair of Peregrines with female landing on sea and diving twice to evade the Peregrine
Shoveler 1E
Red-throated Diver 7E, 5W, 1 on sea
Great Crested Grebe 4E
Fulmar 10
Gannet 3E, 1W
Cormorant 17E, 4W
Peregrine 2
Oystercatcher 20W
Golden Plover 1 in off at Birling Gap
Lapwing 2 in field at Birling, 4 in flight heading north just west of Belle Toute, 9 in flight heading north over fields just east of Birling
Black-headed Gull 15
Common Gull 500 consisting of 200 over fields and 300 sheltering from the cold NE on sea close inshore to the cliffs off Birling
Herring Gull 10
Great Black-backed Gull 40
Kittiwake 1E
Guillemot 16E
Razorbill 8E, 2 on sea
Auk sp. 43E, 16W
Tawny Owl 1 rufous morph Belle Tout
Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 h Belle Tout then presumably same individual seen perched on a fencepost before flying off NE
Sky Lark 200
Meadow Pipit 10
Rock Pipit 1
Grey Wagtail 1 Birling SF
Pied Wagtail 1
Dunnock 4 in weedy field
Stonechat 2 near Birling
Blackbird h
Song Thrush 2
Coal Tit 1 Burgess Hill
Nuthatch 1 Burgess Hill
Jackdaw 20
Carrion Crow 5
Starling 8
House Sparrow h
Linnet 2