Saturday, 4 April 2015

4th April 2015 Beachy N3 Overcast

Red-throated Diver 1E
Great Crested Grebe 1 on sea
Gannet 1E
Scoter 6 on sea
Sparrowhawk 2
Peregrine 1 adult arrived in off the sea at Birling at 7.20am from a long way out and flew inland
Red-legged Partridge 2
Little Ringed Plover 1 at 7.35am picked up on call flying towards us over the coastguards cottages at Birling whereupon it flew low over the car park and out of view down over the cliff edge - only the twelfth seen at Beachy being the first since 1986 and equalling the previous earliest recorded date.
Snipe 1
Curlew 1E
Skylark 3W
Wheatear 4+
Chiffchaff 4
Raven 2
Goldfinch 12
Linnet c.10W

Common Snipe at Birling
Dunlin 7