Monthly Archives: August 2016

31st August 2016 Ortolan Bunting.

Another crystal clear morning on Beachy Head with a slight westerly breeze. Bird numbers not as high as yesterday but still a nice selection of species. As usual I covered the scrubby areas around the pub and old trapping area but … Continue reading

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30th August 2016 – A foggy fall

The morning dawned still but very misty with things remaining foggy until around 8am. As conditions improved it became clear there had been an arrival of birds. Lately I’m choosing to cover the top of the cliffs. The area from … Continue reading

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24th August 2016 HOT!

Another day of warm sunny weather accompanied by a moderate easterly air flow, hot by 7am! The favourable conditions produced another quality morning with good overhead passage from the start. I birded (06.15-08.30) around the pub, old trapping area and … Continue reading

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23rd August 2016 Hen Harrier

After a 72hr transatlantic battering, today dawned bright & clear with a easterly breeze. The change in conditions brought an anticipated improvement in the bird situation. Female Hen Harrier. I walked the long loop between the pub and Shooters Bottom. Whitethroats … Continue reading

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18th August 2016 Wryneck

The morning was slightly overcast but very still. In contrast to the previous 3/4 days which had been clear with a moderate to brisk E or ENE wind. Reed Warbler. For me personally the morning was relatively sedate. My first Marsh … Continue reading

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12th August 2016

Willow Warbler. I spent a few hours between 06.30 and 09.00 in the area between the Pub and the old trapping area. The wind was brisk, strengthening from the west but unlike the night before, clear skies had dropped more Willow Warbler … Continue reading

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9th August 2016 Pied Flycatcher

The wind, still a bit strong, switched NW over night with a cool front passing through. There were a few birds about including the appearance of a few seasonal firsts. The autumns first Pied Flycatcher. I mainly covered the Hollow and … Continue reading

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