Sunday, 19 June 2011

19th June 2011 Birling Seawatch 7am-9am 4.30pm-5.30pm WNW5-6 Clear

Manx Shearwater 7E, 5W
Whimbrel 4W
Guillemot 1E, 1 on sea
Sandwich Tern c.10
Crossbill 3W ex.

Hummingbird Hawk Moth 1
Dark Green Fritillary 10
Marbled White 5

Seaford Head from Birling Gap

A Skylark's nest 

Saturday, 18 June 2011

18th June 2011 Birling Gap Seawatch WSW6 7am - 7pm

Manx Shearwater 6E, 7W
Scoter 10E
Auk sp. 4E
Sandwich Tern c.45E, c.15W
Commic Tern 1W
Mediterranean Gull 12E (11ad 1 2s)
Arctic Skua 3E
Bonxie 6E

Friday, 17 June 2011

16th June 2011 Blackdog & Ythan Estuary

Red-throated Diver c.10
Eider c.500
Common Scoter c.1,200
Velvet Scoter c.120
Surf Scoter 1 adult drake
Teal 3
Arctic Skua 2+
Razorbill c.6
Guillemot c.40

Bottle-nosed Dolphin c.5

Immature drake American White-winged Scoter 

Ythan Estuary
King Eider 1 adult drake
Little Gull c.4
Little Tern 1

Dunes at the mouth of the Ythan Estuary

Adult drake King Eider

Sunday, 12 June 2011

12th June 2011 Beachy Head W1 becoming SSW3 Overcast

Scoter 36E
Auk sp. 1W, 2E
Arctic Skua 1W d/p
Sandwich Tern 5E
Commic Tern 25E
Lesser Whitethroat 1

Lesser Whitethroat at Birling Gap
An interesting weak-billed singing male with a pale grey iris, poorly demarcated ear-coverts, brown upperparts and sandy-suffused underparts

Hare at Beachy Head

Saturday, 11 June 2011

11th June 2011 Beachy Head N1 Clear and cool

Grey Heron 1 juv. in off at Birling Gap and then E and W
Common Scoter 12E, 8 on sea
Sparrowhawk 1
Swift 2W
Willow Warbler 2 late arrivers 

Hare 2

Marbled White 1
Dark Green Fritillary c.6
Common Scoter off Birling Gap 

 Juvenile Grey Heron over Birling Gap

Lizard Orchid 

Seaford Head and Hodcombe Farm from Chat Vale 

 Hodcombe Farm from Chat Vale

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

6th June 2011 Hartlepool Headland Calm and sunny


First-summer female White-throated Robin at Hartlepool Headland

Twitching from atop ladders!

Sunday, 5 June 2011

5th June 2011 Beachy Head N6 Overcast with rain

Gannet 15
Scoter 4E
Swift 82E
House Martin 3 arriving
Swallow 6

Saturday, 4 June 2011

4th June 2011 Beachy Head NNE5 Overcast then sunny

Lapwing 2
Collared Dove 1
Swift 5 arriving
House Martin 3 arriving
Swallow 10
Stonechat 8
Reed Warbler h singing
Whitethroat 15
Lesser Whitethroat h
Blackcap 1 male
Chiffchaff 2h
Crossbill 7W then N ex. landed briefly in Belle Tout Wood
Linnet 15
Goldfinch 8
Corn Bunting 1

Dark-green Fritillary 1
Small Tortoiseshell 2
Meadow Brown 1
Speckled Wood 6
Large Skipper 6
Small Heath 5

Common Swift arriving over Birling Gap

Dark-green Fritillary at Belle Tout

Female Stonechat at Belle Tout

Bee Orchid variation at Belle Tout

Crossbills over Belle Tout

Lapwing at Belle Tout