Zino's Petrel off Madeira - June 2018

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Sunday, 17 April 2016

Seaford Head 17/4/16

A lovely morning and the wind direction meant that most of the area was sheltered. I didn't start too early as I wanted the area to warm up. More migrants around today though,  but lacking any quality. Blackcaps were the most notable species today with at least 20 recorded, with some birds seen in small groups feeding on the ground or low down in scrub.

Afterwards I checked the cliff-top gorse and scrub between Peacehaven and Newhaven Heights playing a variety of Sylvia songs and calls, but alas nothing was to be found.

Totals are:
Redstart - 2
Whitethroat - 7 (same as yesterday as singing in same locations)
Lesser Whitethroat - 6
Blackcap - 20
Willow Warbler - 2
Chiffchaff - 4
Wheatear - 2
Swallow - 3

 Redstart in Hope Gap
Blackcap in Harry's Bush - abundant today
Pyrausta ostrinalis near Seaford - a very rare micromoth

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