Sunday, 25 October 2015

25th October 2015 Beachy Calm & Clear

Little Egret 1
Lanner 1
Merlin 1
Short-eared Owl 1
Golden Plover 1
Stock Dove 28 W
Swallow 5
Pied Wagtail 10E
Skylark 45E
Fieldfare 1
Wheatear 1
Dartford Warbler 3
Chiffchaff 3
Goldcrest 3
Reed Bunting 3W
Brambling 4
Redpoll 31W
Siskin h

Little Egret at Birling (JFC)

Lanner at Birling (JFC)
Failing to see Bob Smith's superb Bluethroat this huge Falcon attempting to bring down an adult Herring Gull in front of us at Birling proved bird of the day!

Falconer at Birling (JFC)
Whatever it was that the falconer was trying to tempt the Falcon with was clearly proving far less appetising than the local Herring Gulls as the Falcon appeared to pay no attention as it sped off towards Cornish Farm hotly pursued by the falconer in his vehicle!

Golden Plover over Birling (JFC)

JFC and Short-eared Owl (upper JFC)
Common Buzzard at Birling (JFC)