9.3.20 Firecrests

A clear morning with a strong SW wind. I covered Went Hill, Birling, Belle Tout and the old trapping area.


Winter cliff falls at Birling Gap have covered the foot of the access steps and eaten into the gardens of the cottages.

Relatively quiet, windy and cold the only highlight being my first Firecrests on the headland since last November with at least 3 in the ivy clad centre of the wood at Belle Tout. There were also 6 Long tailed Tit in there too (this species seems far more numerous here over the last 12 months). 10 Stonechat across all sites visited and 5 Robin in odd places suggested there had been at least some movement among the less obvious migrants.


Firecrest in Belle Tout wood.


Female Peregrine “having a look” over Birling Gap this morning a male was in attendance also.


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