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Sunday, 11 September 2016

Beachy Head 11/9/16

I got home at 3am this morning and so didn't fancy Seaford Head, but being a nice day I took Paula up to Beachy Head (my first visit this autumn) after a bit of a lay in. We parked at the Hotel and spent five hours visiting the Old Trapping Area, Francis Bottom, Whitbread Hollow, Holywell and the rides above Whitbread. Straight away we found a Wryneck between the Hotel and Old Trapping Area, and then just the usual grounded migrants around the other sites, and despite a lengthy raptor watch, nothing of interest was noted.

Totals are:
Wryneck - 1
Whitethroat - 15
Chiffchaff - 4
Willow Warbler - 2
Whinchat - 1
Spotted Flycatcher - 1
Redstart - 3
Lesser Whitethroat - 3
Common Buzzard - 15 + (incl. close flock of 12)


 Wryneck between the Hotel and Old Trapping Area
 Francis Bottom
over 8 years ago the scrub on the left played host to a singing River Warbler, today a Whitethroat

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