Tag Archives: Beachy head birding

26th Oct 2015 – Pallas’s Warbler

Pallas’s Warbler at Belle Tout wood today. I must admit this is the first Pallas’s Warbler I’ve seen for some years, perhaps getting on for 15 years! Upon hearing of it’s discovery, I had no hesitation in skipping lunch for the quick 5min … Continue reading

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17th Sept 2015 – Siskin

A fine day amidst a week of foul weather! Torrential rain and SW gales have been dominant with only a couple of calmer periods of easterly influenced air flow. Generally the weather has made birding virtual impossible although birds moving … Continue reading

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24th August 2015 – Wryneck

Stormy skies over Beachy Head today. An interesting weather day with a SE wind switching SW by mid afternoon, frequent heavy showers becoming dryer later. The days highlight was the discovery of a Wryneck, opening Beachy Heads autumn account for … Continue reading

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23rd August 2015 – Yellow-legged Gull at Eastbourne Bandstand.

Whilst walking along the seafront today (not birding) I noticed this Yellow-legged Gull amongst the Herrings. Just west of the bandstand on Eastbourne beach, busy with holiday makers the lot. It came to bread and could be approached easily. In … Continue reading

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14th August 2015 – Some migrants

Overcast morning with low cloud and a brisk SW breeze. Good selection of birds in Shooters Bottom, no huge numbers except for Common Whitethroat which are very numerous at the moment. 3/4 Ravens flew about the headland cronking. 2 noisy … Continue reading

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29th July 2015 – Wood Warbler

As headed out the door this morning, I received a message from David Cooper saying his Dad had found a Wood Warbler in Birling Lane. I headed straight over but the bird had gone missing. Initially found near the car … Continue reading

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20th June 2015 – Cuckoos. Heading south already?

Surprised to see 2 Cuckoo in Whitbread Hollow this morning. I say surprised as I’ve seen little to suggest that Cuckoos successfully breed on Beachy Head. I had heard a singing male on a few occasions during the 2nd week of May … Continue reading

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