Saturday, 3 October 2015

3rd October 2015 Beachy SE1 Hazy

Sparrowhawk 1
Peregrine 2
Golden Plover h
Swallow c.800
House Martin c.300
Pied Wagtail 12 E
Wren 8
Robin c.20
Black Redstart 1 
Wheatear 2
Common Whitethroat 3
Lesser Whitethroat 1
Blackcap 6
Yellow-browed Warbler 1 
Chiffchaff 30
Goldcrest 16
Firecrest 1
Continental Coal Tit 1 
Raven 2
Goldfinch 50

Clouded Yellow 1
Bottlenosed Dolphin party of 6-8 off Birling

Continental Coal Tit at Birling

Lesser Whitethroat at Beachy Head (JFC)
First seen by my parents yesterday it sports an obvious contrast between its white throat and buff-dusted sullied underparts, a brown-tinged crown, sandy upperparts and has only poorly contrasting ear-coverts so would seem likely a blythi. More on blythi here: