Tuesday 29 October 2019

Beachy (29 October)

Tuesday 29 October. A morning at Beachy visiting Shooter's Bottom, Old Trapping Area, Cliff Path, Birling and Bell Tout. I recorded 920 Wood Pigeons and 3 Stock Doves NE, single Great Spotted and Green Woodpeckers, 3 Ravens, 7 Swallows and a House Martin E, 4 Long-tailed Tits, 5 Chiffchaffs, 3 Goldcrests, a juvenile Ring Ouzel, an impressive 33 Mistle Thrushes (flocks of 8, 10 & 15 low E over the cliff edge), 18 Robins, 3 Black Redstarts, 3 Stonechats, a Redpoll (heard only) and 105 Goldfinches E. A couple of others saw a ring-tailed Hen Harrier but I was too far east at the time, but in any event would probably have been looking the wrong way ...
Ring Ouzel at Shooter's Bottom, Beachy Head
part of a flock of about 600 Jackdaws opposite Bell Tout Wood

Monday 28 October.
Megan and I took Cookie up to Cissbury where we saw 3 Stock Doves, 2 Jays, 12 Fieldfares, 2 Mistle Thrushes and 20 Goldfinches.

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