Friday, 30 July 2010

30th July 2010 Beachy Head NE2 and overcast soon becoming calm and sunny

Peregrine 1
Swift 3W
Sand Martin 2W, 5E
Swallow 17
Stonechat 3
Meadow Pipit 6
Nightingale h croaking Chat Vale
Grasshopper Warbler 2 ex.
Reed Warbler 2
Lesser Whitethroat 5
Whitethroat 44
Blackcap 8
Willow Warbler 47
Corn Bunting 1h

Painted Lady 1
Red Admiral 1
Peacock 1
Dark Green Fritillary 1
Meadow Brown 20
Gatekeeper 15
Chalkhill Blue 40
Common Blue 10
Small Copper 1
Blackcap at Birling Gap
The Migration Atlas states that known British-breeding Blackcaps make southerly movements in July-August, with many more in September.

Juvenile Stonechat at Birling

Grasshopper Warbler at Chat Vale

Reed Warbler at Chat Vale

Willow Warbler at the Old Trapping Area