Monday, 31 May 2010

31st May 2010 Beachy NW2

Red Kite 1 ex. courtesy of being waved-down by Andy Whitcomb in the middle of the A27!

Birling Gap 6.30am - 7.15am
Heron 1
Auk sp. 2W
Razorbill 3E
Swift 646 ex. mainly moving W and N
Swallow 43
House Martin 8
Stonechat 2
Greenland Wheatear 3
Reed Warbler h
Whitethroat 7
Corn Bunting 3

Seal sp. 1 off Cow Gap

Wall 4
Common Blue 3
Dingy Skipper 1
Small Heath 1
Common Swifts over Birling Gap

30th May 2010 Beachy, Midrips & Rye Harbour NR

Birling Gap W3 Overcast 6.30am - 7am
Heron 1
Gannet 15
Shelduck 2 prospecting
Scoter 5E
Peregrine 2
Hobby 1
Kestrel 1
Sandwich Tern 1W
Razorbill 2E
Red-legged Partridge 1
Swift 4
Stonechat 3
Greenland Wheatear 3
Swallow 36
House Martin 4
Rock Pipit 1
Lesser Whitethroat h
Whitethroat 13
Blackcap h
Chiffchaff 1 + h
Long-tailed Tit 2
Corn Bunting 3

Hare 4

Red Admiral 1
Speckled Wood 1
Wall 3
Common Blue 12
Adonis Blue 10
Dingy Skipper 3
Small Heath 2

Lady Orchid 1
The Seven Sisters

Birling Gap Lane

Male Greenland Wheatear

Female Greenland Wheatear

Lady Orchid at Beachy Head

Early Purple Orchids at Beachy Head

Adonis Blue at Cow Gap

Marsh Harrier 2
Avocet 6
Whimbrel 1
Dunlin 2

Castle Water
Bittern h booming
Marsh Harrier 1
Spoonbill 1 ex.
Cetti's Warbler 1

Spoonbill at Castle Water

First-summer Common Tern at the Ternery Pool
Note the all-dark bill, white forehead, dark lesser coverts, retained juvenile dark outer primaries, dark primary coverts, worn dark secondary bar and short tail streamers.

Common Terns at the Quarry

Black-headed Gull on the Quarry

Saturday, 29 May 2010

29th May 2010 Birling Gap & Beachy Head

Birling Gap ESE2 strengthening with rain by 10am 6.45am - 8.00am & 9.45am - 10.45am
Red-throated Diver 2E w/p
Gannet c.25E
Scoter 110E, 11W
Auk sp. 13E
Guillemot 1E
Razorbill 6E
Sandwich Tern 17E
Skua sp. 1 dark phase landed on sea
Dunlin 1W
Swallow 1 in off sea

Beachy Head
Swallow 2
Wheatear 1 (including a male Greenland Wheatear ex.)
Lesser Whitethroat h
Whitethroat 2
Corn Bunting 1
Male Greenland Wheatear at Belle Tout

Thursday, 27 May 2010

27th May 2010 Steep Down, Lancing

Buzzard 1
Quail h ex.
Corn Bunting 3

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

26th May 2010 Barcombe & Arlington Reservoirs

Shoveler 1 drake
Gadwall 1 drake
Wigeon 2 (a pair)
Tufted Duck 34
Hobby 1
Swift c.200
Sand Martin 2
House Martin c.200
Swallow c.10
Whitethroat 1
Yellowhammer 2

Cuckoo h
Turtle Dove 1
House Martin c.50
Swallow c.50
Reed Warbler h
Blackcap 1
Reed Bunting 1 male

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

25th May 2010 Ashdown Forest

Hobby 1
Cuckoo 2h
Stonechat 6
Turtle Dove 1 fvo
Wood Warbler 1
Willow Warbler h
Reed Bunting 1
Wood Warbler on Ashdown Forest

Fallow Deer on Ashdown Forest

Sunday, 23 May 2010

23rd May 2010 Birling Gap, Beachy Head & Pulborough Brooks

Upper Cuckmere
Green Sandpiper 1

Birling Gap 6.45am - 7.45am E1 Clear, sunny and hot
Scoter 2
Shoveler 4E
Garganey 2E ex. pair
Auk sp. 3
Whimbrel 1E
Oystercatcher 3
Turnstone 6E
Black-headed Gull 4E
Sandwich Tern 2
Commic Tern 4E
Little Tern 1E

Beachy Head
Heron 1
Peregrine 1
Hobby 1N
Kestrel 2
Collared Dove 1
Swift 8
Sand Martin 1
House Martin 2
Swallow 74
Stonechat 4
Black Redstart 1
Whitethroat 17
Blackcap 5h singing
Chiffchaff 2h singing
Spotted Flycatcher 1
Serin 1 ex. Belle Tout at 10am
Corn Bunting 5

Peacock 1
Wall 8
Speckled Wood 1
Small Heath 10
Dingy Skipper 10

Pulborough Brooks RSPB
Little Egret 2
Nightjar h
Nightingale h
Magpie over Belle Tout

Corn Bunting at Belle Tout

Dunnock at Belle Tout

Wallflower at Whitbread Hollow

Small Copper at Beachy Head

Saturday, 22 May 2010

22nd May 2010 Beachy Head and Downs above Amberley

Beachy Head NE2-3 Fog Patches Seawatch 6.30am - 6.45am
Gannet 6
Sandwich Tern 4W

Marsh Harrier 1 in off the sea over Birling Gap at 7.10am
Swift 2
Swallow 30
House Martin 1
Stonechat 6 including 2 juveniles
Reed Warbler 1h singing
Lesser Whitethroat 1h singing
Whitethroat c.25
Blackcap 5h singing
Chiffchaff 1h singing
Corn Bunting 3 singing

Grizzled Skipper 1
Dingy Skipper 5
Small Copper 1
Small Heath 5
Common Blue 4
Wall 1
Red Admiral 1
Marsh Harrier arriving in off the sea over Birling Gap

Grizzled Skipper at Belle Tout

Wall Brown at Chat Vale

Peregrine over Chat Vale

Stoat in Cow Gap

Dingy Skipper in Whitbread Hollow

Small Heath in Whitbread Hollow

Downs above Amberely
Brimstone 1
Orange Tip 1
Comma 1
Duke of Burgundy Fritillary 1 ex.
Common Blue 1
Small Blue c.10 ex.

Duke of Burgundy Fritillary on the Downs above Amberley

Little Blue on the Downs above Amberley

Thursday, 20 May 2010

19th May 2010 Chailey Common

Woodcock 1 roding
Tawny Owl h
Cuckoo h

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

18th May 2010 Steep Down, Lancing

Red-legged Partridge 4
Dotterel 2 - a pair ex.
Wheatear 2
Corn Bunting 2
Dotterel at Steep Down

Sunday, 16 May 2010

16th May 2010 Beachy Head WSW1

Red-legged Partridge 2
Swallow 24
House Martin 1
Pied Wagtail 1
Stonechat 4
Wheatear 1
Whitethroat 22
Lesser Whitethroat h
Chiffchaff 2
Spotted Flycatcher 4

Small Heath 1
Spotted Flycatcher at Birling Gap