Category Archives: beachy head birding

11th November 2018 Hard Work

Continuation of very strong SW winds with occasional showers. Holywell beach. Again a fair bit undertaken on foot with JP. Holywell, top bushes around the pub, Belle Tout, Cornish Farm, Long Down, Birling Gap and Went Hill. Still a number … Continue reading

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9th November 2018 Goldcrests Galore.

Overnight SE wind, developing into a blustery southerly by dawn strengthening and veering gale force SW by midmorning. Goldcrest in Belle Tout wood. A significant arrival of Goldcrest overnight with Belle Tout wood hosting a minimum of c80 birds perhaps … Continue reading

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5th November 2018 Pallas’s Warbler

A light but strengthening SE wind, warm and humid at first light, clear becoming cloudy. I covered Holywell, the taller trees and cover around the top of the Hollow, Pub and top bushes but got slightly waylaid at the old … Continue reading

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4th November 2018 Yellow browed Warbler

A cloudy day with a moderate SSE wind. With the weather looking so good for late autumn birding, I spent all day around Birling Gap, visiting Belle Tout, Birling lane, Went Hill, the area of gorse and scrub above Birling, … Continue reading

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2nd November 2018 Isabelline Shrike

An amazing mid afternoon find by Chris Ball at Birling Gap. Beachy Heads first BBRC bird of 2018 and a lovely one to boot. In perfect light on a perfect day, a shame I didn’t have a lot of time … Continue reading

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31st October 2018

A bright fine morning. A light southerly wind overnight shifting SE around dawn. Disappointing given the conditions preceding dawn with little to suggest overnight arrivals. There were a small number of finches on the move, with c100 Goldfinch & c100 … Continue reading

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29th October 2018 Richard’s Pipit

A cold and frosty start with a stiff NE wind veering more northerly towards the end of the day. A full day out with JP, 15km covered on foot. We birded Birling Gap, Belle Tout, Long Down wood, Cow Gap, … Continue reading

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