Category Archives: beachy head birding

05.06.21 Rosy Starling!

A clear morning with a light westerly wind. Rosy Starling A time of year when you’re out hoping for that one bird to make a difference. Like most birders out there, I’d been hoping to run into one of these … Continue reading

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31.05.21 Marsh Warbler

Light easterly breeze, cloudless skies. Very quiet as is to be expected this time of year but the promise of something special during this excellent spell of late spring weather is of course high. Unfortunately there was little to raise … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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12.05.21

A brisk southerly which calmed into a light SE breeze mostly clear, clouding over by late afternoon. A brief seawatch in the morning was relatively quiet with 2 Arctic Skua the highlight for me. The land was generally quiet too, … Continue reading

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10.05.21 Nightjar

A bright morning with a strong WSW wind. Todays most note worthy bird was in fact not seen at all but heard only. Shortly before midday Bob Edgar encountered a churring Nightjar, heard several times in the Hollow. Nightjar are … Continue reading

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09.05.21 Singing Melodious Warbler

A light and warm southerly airflow this morning with occasional thunder and a little rain at first. I started off around the top bushes surrounding the pub and radio mast, with a favourable wind and several immigrant Painted Lady butterflies … Continue reading

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08.05.21 Wet and windy

Rain and a strong SE wind moving in before dawn, rain clearing by mid-morning with the wind switching to the SW temperatures lifting significantly by evening. Jamie Partridge and I did a midmorning seawatch from Birling Gap (after things dried … Continue reading

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07.05.21 A fall day

Overnight NW wind and crystal clear skies produced probably the busiest morning of the spring on land. I played catch up trying to connect with a few birds before work having incorrectly assumed it would be quiet under such clear … Continue reading

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06.05.21

Light winds and forecast overcast skies led me to believe there could possibly be a small arrival this morning but the day started brighter than forecast and it was a fairly standard slow morning. I visited Belle Tout, Birling, Shooters, … Continue reading

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01.05.21 More of the Blue-headed Wagtail

An hours seawatch from 07.30 yielded a single Arctic Skua harassing a Kittiwake, c50 Brent Geese (including an aberrant bird with white forehead), c40 Common Scoter and c200 very distant Common/Arctic Tern passing east.On the headland itself a single Ring … Continue reading

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