Monthly Archives: August 2017

31st August 2017

Yesterdays persistent rain had cleared over night, the day dawning mostly bright with only a suggestion of a westerly breeze, which had strengthened by mid morning as a band of rain moved in from the SW. Short eared Owl along … Continue reading

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30th August 2017 House Martins

A complete change of season in 24hrs. Yesterdays hot and settled weather pushed aside by a wet cold front and with it, a moderate northerly wind. A thoroughly wet and miserable day especially if you’re a long distance, insect seeking … Continue reading

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29th August 2017

A still morning with virtually no wind, very hot and humid. The sea was like a mill pond and I was able to pick out 4 Harbour Porpoise in the distance. Spotted Flycatcher in the Old trapping area. My usual circuit … Continue reading

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27th August 2017 Pied Flycatchers

Another long day out on foot. A still night followed by a still morning, with what little detectable wind there was swinging SE by mid-morning bringing the wonderful spectacle of sea fog sitting below the headland. Sea fog viewed from … Continue reading

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26th August 2016 Honey Buzzards

Another fine calm morning with any cloud burnt off by 9am, a slight SSW breeze building throughout the day. Honey Buzzard over Michel Dean. At first glance I thought the bird was trailing a leg but on closer inspection, it’s a … Continue reading

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25th August 2017 Short eared Owls

Another fine and virtually still morning, the kind of morning so still you can hear the birds bill snapping and moving amongst the bushes. The still conditions allowed for another bird filled morning. I only covered Shooters Bottom. Highlight for … Continue reading

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24th August 2018 Melodious Warbler

A moderate SW wind had abated by midnight which led into an overcast morning with almost no discernible wind at all. All of which transformed Beachy Head into a little hive of activity. I only covered my usual circuit on foot, … Continue reading

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