Monthly Archives: April 2015

27th April 2015 – Yellow birds

Another sunny morning with a light to moderate WNW breeze. Yellowhammer. A once common breeder on the headland. Currently I’m only aware of one pair. Much quieter day compared to yesterday with the only bird of interest for me was my … Continue reading

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22nd April 2015 – Another Red Kite and a narrowly missed Red-rumped Swallow.

Another bright start with no let up in the raging ENE wind, which is getting a bit tedious but the birds are getting through and I think the wind is doing good things in terms of allowing birds to be … Continue reading

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21st April 2015 – A spring Wryneck & Osprey from the Kitchen window!

Glorious sunny weather continues with a strong ENE wind. Common Whitethroat. After seeing my first on the 13th, numbers are slowly increasing day on day with many birds now defending territories. The Wryneck, found by Les Bird on Saturday, continues at … Continue reading

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14th April 2015 – Ring Ouzel continues

A beautifully warm and still morning with sea fog sitting just off shore. Overnight the skies remained clear, well into the early hours, enabling yesterday birds to move on. Other than a singing Firecrest in Belle Tout and a Willow Warbler … Continue reading

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13th April 2015 – A spring fall!

A clear but rapidly murky start with a very light ENE airflow over the coast. The weather had conspired to drop a modest but excellent fall of birds on Beachy Head. Pied Flycatcher. Redstart. The wood was alive with Phylloscopus … Continue reading

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10th April 2015 – Redstart

Female Redstart on Beachy Head this morning. East winds and high(ish!) day time temperatures continue, although the fine weather seems to limit the number of migrants actually stopping on Beachy Head, in fact numbers were higher when we had north … Continue reading

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5th April 2015 – Swallow!

Sunset at Whitbread Hollow shortly after the Short-eared Owl flyby. A fine day with the wind swinging between SE & NE. A couple of short visits in between working. Today brought my first Swallow, hawking over Shooters Bottom this morning, with others … Continue reading

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