Monthly Archives: August 2015
Hummingbird Hawkmoth above Belle Tout wood.
Last night, after hearing a Tree Pipit flying about under thundery skies (I’ve never heard them at night before) I had hoped the headland would be alive with downed migrants this morning… Unfortunately it was pretty mediocre and very damp until after … Continue reading
A warm muggy day with a light/moderate ENE wind. Lots of diurnal migration today. Yellow Wagtails (c50) were moving early on along with 2/3 Tree Pipit, also the first time I’ve heard Meadow Pipit passing over although only a few. … Continue reading
After almost 5 days of torrential downpours and relentless SW gales restbite came Thursday night in the form of calm, clear conditions with a little over night rain. This topped up the migrant totals which had been whittled down to near zero by the … Continue reading
Stormy skies over Beachy Head today. An interesting weather day with a SE wind switching SW by mid afternoon, frequent heavy showers becoming dryer later. The days highlight was the discovery of a Wryneck, opening Beachy Heads autumn account for … Continue reading
Whilst walking along the seafront today (not birding) I noticed this Yellow-legged Gull amongst the Herrings. Just west of the bandstand on Eastbourne beach, busy with holiday makers the lot. It came to bread and could be approached easily. In … Continue reading