Sunday, 24 July 2011

24th July 2011 Beachy Head W2-3 Clear

Cormorant 13W
Herring Gull 45W all juvs
Yellow-legged Gull 1 juv. ex.
Swift 2W
Swallow 10W
Sand Martin 4W
Pied Wagtail 8
Meadow Pipit c.20
Willow Warbler 4
Blackcap 1

 Female Continental Stonechat S.t. rubicola
For more on this form and individual see:

 Juvenile Yellow-legged Gull at Birling
Hefty black bill, large head, dark eye mask, whitish ground colour to head and underparts, streaked nape, long primary projection, plain-centred greater coverts, dark-centred tertials with narrow thumbnail-like pale edges, 'feint' pale inner primary window, pale rump, pale wedge extending up onto lower back, neatly demarcated tail-band, dark secondaries.
Essex Skipper in the Old Trapping Area