16 September 2012. Beachy Head. Covered most of the top of the head from Birling to the Whitbread Hollow rides with John King (mostly in the excellent company of John & David Cooper and Brenda Kay) but it was hard work in a fresh westerly breeze with few migrants in evidence. I saw Buzzard, Peregrine, 2 Curlew, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 2 Sand Martins, 75+ Swallows, 300+ Meadow Pipits, Tee Pipit, 8 Yellow Wagtails, Whinchat, 2 Wheatears, 2 Whitethroats, 7 Blackcaps, 30 dull Chiffchaffs, a superbly bright Willow Warbler and 40 Linnets. Also a Weasel and the first Grey Squirrel I can remember seeing at Beachy.
|Hedgehog or microphone windshield in our garden|
|very poor shot of Black-headed Gull R3 at Widewater|
|Herring Gull RG9T on the Adur. It was ringed as a 3CY at Pitsea Landfill (Essex) inJanuary 2009 and seen at Beddington (Surrey) that February and at Warnham (West Sussex) in July 2009 and February 2012.|
|Grey Squirrel on our bird table|