Saturday, 7 April 2012

7th April 2012 Beachy NE2 Overcast

Red-throated Diver 1E
Brent Goose c.35E
Shelduck 2E
Common Scoter 15E
Common Snipe 1 flushed from field
Mediterranean Gull 2E (ad & 2s)
Tawny Owl h
Swallow 4
Common Redstart 1 male
Stonechat 12
Wheatear 3
Song Thrush 3
Blackcap 3
Chiffchaff 12
Willow Warbler 20
Carrion Crow 1 in off the sea
Linnet 50
Third-summer Scandinavian Lesser Black-backed Gull L.f. intermedius at Birling
The extensive dark subterminal band to the bill ages this individual as did its dark-stained central tail feathers that were best appreciated in flight but just discernible here.
Willow Warbler at Belle Tout

A nice richly-suffused individual sporting more than a hint of a pale greater covert bar.

Male Blackcap in the Old Trapping Area