Sunday, 31 July 2011

31st July 2011 Beachy Head Calm and clear

Yellow-legged Gull 1 juv.
Swallow 1
Redstart 1 female
Nightingale h
Grasshopper Warbler 1
Reed Warbler 5
Willow Warbler 10
Garden Warbler 1
Lesser Whitethroat 1
Whitethroat 10
Treecreeper 1
Raven 2

 Reed Warbler in the Hotel Garden

 Grasshopper Warbler in Chat Vale

 Common Treecreeper in Belle Tout Wood

 Juvenile Yellow-legged Gull at Belle Tout
In the field this large barrel-chested individual appeared heavy-billed with obvious gonys angle, square-headed with dark mask complete with dark underwings all combined to suggest nothing other than a standard michahellis...

Juvenile Yellow-legged Gull at Belle Tout
... but taken out of context the above two images apparently showing fluffy-white axilliaries, a long slender jizz with an apparently more pear-shaped head and snouty and longer-billed appearance could all mislead into suggesting a close relative! 

Saturday, 30 July 2011

30th July 2011 Beachy Head N1-2 Overcast out to sea

Cormorant 27W
Peregrine 4
Kestrel 1
Sandwich Tern 5E
Sand Martin 29E, 3W
Swallow 4E, 7W, 18
Pied Wagtail 8
Grasshopper Warbler 1
Reed Warbler 1
Willow Warbler 20
Whitethroat 30
Lesser Whitethroat 1

 Willow Warbler at Birling

 Chalkhill Blue at Belle Tout

 Painted Lady at Belle Tout

 Juvenile Peregrine being seen off by the resident family

 Lesser Black-backed Gull at Belle Tout

 Grasshopper Warbler in the Old Trapping Area showing its poorly-defined dark streaks to its undertail coverts

 Brown Argus in the Old Trapping Area