19.05.21

A wet start with a moderate WSW wind, with overnight rain.

A relatively quiet morning with 2 Spotted Flycatcher, a single Willow Warbler, an unseasonal Redpoll at Birling and a Reed Warbler singing below Belle Tout the most obvious passerine migrants. Although the breeding birds are very active with many fledgling Stonechat, and nesting Common Whitethroat and Linnet.

Recent highlights included a singing Grasshopper Warbler on the 18th May (CB) and a Stone Curlew reported flying NE over Birling Gap on 14th May. After a much delayed start Red Kite have started moving through the headland with 6 seen on the 17th and a single on the 18th.

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