I led a walk today around the Birling Gap area on a very bright, calm morning. Highlights included a distant Honey Buzzard seen by all of the group, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 4 Whinchats, 2 Wheatears, 1 Whimbrel and 4 Yellow Wagtails. But the highlight this morning was this fine Continental Coal Tit found by myself above Birling Gap in a small pine plantation. Ive just heard this morning this is the earliest record for the county by two weeks since 1948.
'Continental' Coal Tit at Birling Gap.