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 the pub down to Shooters Bottom, which takes in a number of sites along the cliff tops. Starting at dawn and finishing up around 09.30am.
Redstart in the old trapping area.
Highlights were; 2 Pied Flycatcher, 6+ Redstart, a group of 10 Wheatear along the fence line at the cliff edge, 40+ Yellow Wagtail and a Tree Pipit over. In addition to that warblers were represented by 45+ Whitethroat, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, c30 Willow Warbler, 4 Reed and a single Sedge Warbler. John Cooper also had an Osprey over at noon and found what was probably a new Wryneck in Shooters Bottom.
Mist clearing at Beachy Head this morning.
One of the many Willow Warbler.
One of two seen, this one along the hawthorns towards Shooters Bottom.