Saturday, 12 May 2012

12th May 2012 Beachy NE3 Clear

Mallard 2
Red-legged Partridge 1
Collared Dove 3
Swallow 60N
Sand Martin 1
Swift 6N
Wheatear 5
Yellow Wagtail 5N
Whitethroat 30
Lesser Whitethroat 2
Blackcap 6
Garden Warbler 1
Reed Warbler 2h
Willow Warbler 5
Chiffchaff 3
Treecreeper 1
Spotted Flycatcher 7
Redpoll 1 flew NW
Goldfinch 6W
Corn Bunting 2

 Garden Warbler at Birling

 Spotted Flycatcher at Belle Tout

 Willow Warbler showing characters of P.t. acredula at Belle Tout
The greyish cast to its upperparts and near-white underparts and broad striking supercilium made for an eye-catching Willow Warbler and are all characters associated with Northern Willow Warbler P.t. acredula.

Presumed pale variant Early Purple Orchid