Monthly Archives: September 2015

29th September 2015 – Finches & waders

The weather continues in a similar vein to yesterday although lighter (but still strong!) winds during the first hour of light allowed for a better flight of birds, all heading east. From Shooters Bottom Swallows, Martins, Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail all … Continue reading

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28th Sept 2015 – A few migrants

The weather is now settling into a period of very strong east winds filtering out of a continental high pressure. Very fine conditions with almost no cloud cover day or night. The weather is almost too fine to facilitate a “fall” of … Continue reading

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17th Sept 2015 – Siskin

A fine day amidst a week of foul weather! Torrential rain and SW gales have been dominant with only a couple of calmer periods of easterly influenced air flow. Generally the weather has made birding virtual impossible although birds moving … Continue reading

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13th Sept 2015 – A new Wryneck

My first day on Beachy Head for 8 days. It started bright with an east wind, turning cloudy with noon rain clearing by mid afternoon. A new Wryneck at Belle Tout. A nice variety of autumn migrants with the highlight being a … Continue reading

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4th September 2015 – Cold and Quiet

A very chilly morning with a autumnal feel. Moderately strong NW wind taking temperatures lower than the date warrants. The other 1999 House Martin are out of shot. Very little first thing, perhaps the wind and the chill kept bird … Continue reading

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2nd September 2015 – Shrike & Raptors

A bright sunny day, variable amounts of cloud cover with an increasing W wind. Beachy Head really felt like a migration hot spot today. I fully intended to get on with other things this morning but a phone call from Kris Gillam … Continue reading

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1st September 2015 – Honey Buzzard

The day started overcast with a brisk NW wind, clearing with showers later. Redstart in the pub garden. A nice start to a new month with most of the headland done on foot. Totals were; 4 Redstart, 3 Whinchat, 4 … Continue reading

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