Sunday, 17 April 2016

17th April 2016 Beachy NW1 Clear

Being frosty overnight and very clear on our arrival at Birling it didn't bode well and so it proved with just a Willow Warbler or two at Birling, another and a confiding male Sparrowhawk in Chat Vale, a Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff and a Firecrest in the Old Trapping Area and a pair of Redpolls overflying the Hotel Garden. We met Bob Edgar there who had seen a male Common Redstart at Birling but little else.
Sparrowhawk 1 adult male
Common Buzzard 4
Kestrel 1
Collard Dove 1
Swallow 2 N
Common Whitethroat 2
Chiffchaff 3
Willow Warbler 5
Firecrest 1
Lesser Redpoll 2 W
Adult male Sparrowhawk in Chat Vale (JFC)