Sunday, 31 March 2019

31st March 2019

Half an hour of sea watching at Kingsdown produced singles of Red-throated and Black-throated Divers, 21 Gannets, 22 Brent Geese and five Sandwich Tern.


30th March 2019

A beautiful day to stand on the cliff-top and watch for migrants, pity there was only one Woodlark,
two Swallows, two Black Redstarts, one Blackcap, one Chiffchaff, one Brambling and at least 30 Chaffinches.

Tony Swandale, Gerald, Richard, Phil, Jack.

25th March 2019

Four Red Kites around area.

24th March 2019

Paul Holt had a vis. mig. from 06:30-8:30 which produced a Swallow, 55 Meadow Pipits, 18 Alba Wagtails, 100 Starlings, eight Great Tits, 1100 Chaffinches, five Bramblings, 40 Linnets, eight Siskins, eight Greenfinches and 13 Goldfinches.
Around the area were 11 Chiffchaffs and, overhead, a movement N of 41 Buzzards .
Later in the afternoon a White-tailed Eagle moved NW at 14:50.

Paul, Nigel, Heather, Richard, Phil.

23rd March 2019

Visible migration was quite light with two Stock Doves, an Alba Wagtail, a Fieldfare, two Skylarks,
465 Chaffinches, 22 Linnets, two Siskins and two Bullfinches.
Around the area were three Buzzards, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, two Wheatears, a Black Redstart and 12 Chiffchaffs.


22nd March 2019

One Black Redstart still on the undercliff and two Brambling in the Farm Wood.

20th March 2019

On the undercliff were two Black Redstarts and elsewhere a Firecrest and 50 Redwings.
Up the road at Foxhill were two Wheatears.

Monday, 18 March 2019

18th March 2018

Lighter winds than the last few days, but chilly from the NW. An increase in crests around the area, 25 Goldcrests and two Firecrests, one in the Farm Wood, the other along Granville Road, Kingsdown.  Other than that not a great deal else, 15 Yellowhammers and four Corn Buntings in song. The dog ‘discovered’ a couple of Grey Partridges and three Buzzards were heading into the wind over Kingsdown.

Sunday, 17 March 2019

17th March 2019

The sea was much calmer today and the dives of the Gannets feeding offshore was spectacular. There were also at least three Harbour Porpoises feeding.
Around the area were five Buzzards, a male Peregrine,two Ravens, three White Wagtails and four Chiffchaffs
Gerald. Phil. Jack.. 
There were also another four Chiffchaffs around Kingsdown.
Richard. Nigel.

16th March 2019

We had a seawatch from 09:00-10:30 and saw 60 Gannets, 75 Fulmars, 25 Great Crested Grebes and a few Razorbills and Guillemots all feeding offshore. Moving downchannel was a Red-throated Diver, twelve Common Scoters, three Dunlins and a single Great Skua.
Nigel. Jack.