Monthly Archives: September 2014

September 24th 2014 – Yellow Wagtail.

Yellow Wagtail, Whitbread Hollow. Moderate NW breeze, with a dawn shower. Hirundines still on the move in numbers, about 800 in the air above the hollow this morning, although the passage of overhead migrants seemed to be lessened by the NW … Continue reading

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23rd September 2014

Early morning visit to Shooters Bottom, quite still in comparison to previous mornings, bright and sunny. Meadow Pipit and Hirundines still moving east accompanied by 2 Tree Pipit, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 30c Chaffinch, and 25c Skylark. Skylark are an abundant breeder on Beachy … Continue reading

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September 22nd – Osprey.

Osprey. A well timed break spent at Shooters Bottom was worth it! A few hours spent in Whitbread Hollow first thing. The wind was from the NE with a distinct autumn chill in the air. Overhead passage was again strong … Continue reading

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20th September 2014 – Lots of Blackcap and an escapee Falcon.

Another Chiffchaff shot! Conditions that have brought a deluge of scarce and rare migrants to the east coast of the UK, from the Shetlands to East Anglia, have not yet done much for Beachy Head. Undoubtedly some of these birds … Continue reading

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17th September 2014 – Demise of a Wryneck.

Wryneck. Above are the remains of a Wryneck, probably taken by one of the Sparrowhawk currently patrolling the rides at Shooters Bottom. I came across these last week on the 10th. At least I know where one of the two … Continue reading

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16th September 2014 – A Yellow-legged Gull.

Sunset behind Belle Tout lighthouse. A late evening visit to Shooters Bottom. A decent passage of almost exclusively Barn Swallow (in contrast to the big House Martin movements recently) continued from my arrival at 17.30hrs until shortly before sunset. A … Continue reading

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11th September 2014 – Birding

Wheatear. First few days back after a cycling trip to the Vuelta España bike race in the mountains of Asturias, northern Spain. I had missed the mass arrival of Wryneck to our shores, with several being present on Beachy Head … Continue reading

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