22 September: I spent the morning birding 'the top' at Beachy with John King and John & David Cooper. JK and I also doing the cliff path and rides which added virtually nothing. Birds seen included Great Spotted Woodpecker, 7 Sand Martins, 200 Swallows, 1000 House Martins, Whinchat, Wheatear, single Reed & Sedge Warblers, 5 Whitethroats, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 8 Blackcaps, 34 Chiffchaffs, Willow Warbler, 2 Goldcrests, Spotted Flycatcher, a Jay over Shooter's Bottom, 2 Ravens, 40 Goldfinches and 3 Siskins (heard).
|female Migrant Hawker at Belle Tout|
|Red-breasted Merganser on the Adur opposite Shoreham airfield|
|juvenile and adult Wood Pigeon on our bird table|