Sunday, 13 May 2012

13th May 2012 Beachy Calm and clear

Mallard 2
Whimbrel 8 flew inland
Collared Dove 6W
Stonechat 5 including first fledged juvenile
Wheatear 2
Swallow 6
House Martin 1
Lesser Whitethroat 2
Chiffchaff 2

 Scan the gorse tops for Woodchat...

 Whimbrel over Birling
A flock of Whimbrel happy to take the overland route in today's clear conditions

 Painted Lady at Belle Tout
Appearing so worn it is tempting to speculate this individual had hibernated nearby

 Swallow at Belle Tout

 Chiffchaff in the Old Trapping Area

Male Blackbird in the Hotel Garden
On decoy duty to attract any passing Sibe Thrushes - failed again!