Sunday, 24 April 2016

24th April 2016 Beachy N4 Overcast & cold

We managed just a short sea-watch from 07.20-07.50 in a very cold north wind that produced 2 Little Gulls flying west appearing to he heading towards the Cuckmere. We then covered Birling Lane, Chat Vale, the Old Trapping Area, the Hotel Garden, the Cliff Path and Belle Tout wood. Given the persistent northerlies it  was somewhat surprisingly that there was a small arrival of Willow Warblers and Whitethroats.

Cormorant 12 E
Common Scoter 2 E
Common Buzzard 2
Little Gull 2 W
Razorbill 2 E
Swallow 2
Rock Pipit 1
Common Redstart 1 female
Wheatear 1
Common Whitethroat 9
Willow Warbler 16
Chiffchaff 3
Carrion Crow 2 in off the sea
Raven 2

Early Spider Orchid 7
Early Spider Orchid at Beachy (JFC)