Monday, 25 April 2016

25th April 2016 Beachy Overcast Cold NW4

Just when you felt it couldn't get any worse along comes a cold north-westerly wind. Very difficult birding on the headland and the few migrants which were present were playing hide and seek. A short sea-watch from 07.20-08.05 but, as expected, very quiet and very cold. We met up briefly with Bob Edgar who had covered Birling lane and Belle Tout wood and was going to visit the Whitbread Hollow area. We covered Chat Vale, the Old Trapping Area, the Hotel Garden, Icky Ridge and the Cliff Path. Willow Warbler numbers were still reasonable but otherwise just a handful of migrants were seen.

Brent Goose 77 E
Common Scoter 7 E
Kestrel 2
Whimbrel 2 E
Black-headed Gull 10 E
Sandwich Tern 1 E
Swallow 1
Wheatear 2
Song Thrush 2
Common Whitethroat 5
Blackcap 3
Willow Warbler 22