Rare & Scarce archive

This is an attempt to collate a gallery of scarce and rare birds that have occurred on Beachy Head.

All photo’s credited to the relevant photographers where applicable. Thanks to Ian Banard of The Birds of Sussex for allowing me to reproduce some images from his site here.

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Honey Buzzard September 2015

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Honey Buzzard August 2017

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Black Kite April 2018

Corncrake - Shooters Bottom - 17th April 2013

Corncrake April 2013 (photo. Chris Ball)

Long-eared Owl (cropped) - Shooters Bottom - 25th May 2013

Long eared Owl May 2013 (photo. Chris Ball)

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Bee-eater May 2015

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Alpine Swift April 2018

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Wryneck August 2016

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Isabelline Shrike November 2018

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Isabelline Shrike November 2018

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Red backed Shrike September 2015

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Coal Tit (race ater) October 2015

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Coal Tit (race ater) October 2015

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Long tailed Tit (race caudatus) February 2016 (photos. Jamie Partridge)

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Long tailed Tit (race caudatus) February 2016

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Shore Lark October 2007 (photo. Martin Casemore)

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Red rumped Swallow’s May 2016

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Red rumped Swallow’s May 2016

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Savi’s Warbler September 1980 (S. Greenwood)

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Yellow browed Warbler November 2018

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Yellow browed Warbler September 2016

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Hume’s leaf Warbler December 31st 2007 (Photo. Ian Barnard)

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Hume’s leaf Warbler December 31st 2007 (Photo. Ian Barnard)

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Pallas’s Warbler October 2015

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Pallas’s Warbler November 2018

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Pallas’s Warbler October 1995 (Bob Edgar)

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Wood Warbler April 2017

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trisits Chiffchaff April 2016

Radde's Warbler. Beachy Head, 7th October 2005

Radde’s Warbler October 2005 (photo. Martin Casemore)

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Subalpine Warbler May 1997 (photo. Mike McDonnell)

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Barred Warbler October 1989 (photo. Pete J. Wilson)

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Aquatic Warbler August 1969 (photo S. Greenwood)

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Syke’s Warbler August 2002 (Photo. Les Bird)

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Melodious Warbler August 2017

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Melodious Warbler August 2018

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Icterine Warbler September 2010 (photo. Matt Eade)

Isabelline Wheatear - Crowlink - 15th October 2011

Isabelline Wheatear October 2011 (photo. Chris Ball)

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Isabelline Wheatear October 2011 (photo. Chris Ball)

Siberian Stonechat - Birling Gap - 20th October 2012

Siberian Stonechat October 2012  (photo. Chris Ball)

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Thrush Nightingale. August 1984 (photo Bob Edgar)

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Thrush Nightingale. August 1984 (photo Bob Edgar)

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Blue Rock Thrush April 2017 (photo Peter Brooks)

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Red breasted Flycatcher October 2014

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Red breasted Flycatcher October 2014

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Red flanked Bluetail October 2016 (photo. Robert Edgar)

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Red flanked Bluetail October 2016 (photo. Robert Edgar)

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Bluethroat October 2015 (photo. Jake Everitt)

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Serin June 2016

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Little Bunting April 2018

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Little Bunting April 2018

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Ortolan Bunting September 2010 (photo. Matt Eade)

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Black and White Warbler October 1996 (photo. Pete J. Wilson)