A seawatch from 13:30-15:00, after the SW blow had subsided, produced over 1000 Kittiwakes moving down channel. Apart from that there were only 6 Great Crested Grebes and 10 Mediterranean Gulls feeding just offshore. PJC ,JRC.
Around the area we had very few birds of note apart from 8 Stonechats, 22 Yellowhammers and, increasingly rare for us, 5 Stock Doves. SW,PJC,JRC.
In half an hour after we arrived at the Monument we had 15 Meadow Pipits, 18 Chaffinches, 3 Bramblings, 3 Siskins and 94 Goldfinches moving NE. Elsewhere in the area we had a Short-eared Owl, 80 Blackbirds, 100 Carrion Crows and 7 Crossbills flying over the Freedown.PJC, SW,JRC.
A few birds around area, a Woodcock and a Short-eared Owl flew in off the sea and 3 Crossbills flew NE. Also 10 Fulmars have returned to the Cliffs. Phil Chantler.
A Waxwing flew over Kingsdown at 07:00.Richard Heading
13 Grey Partridges, 35 Blackbirds and 2 Ravens at Bockhill, and a Little Auk N at Kingsdown.NLJ,JRC.
In the area were 30 Grey Partidges, 2 Ravens, 6 Stonechats, 35 Bramblings and 2 Bullfinches. PJC,JRC
Short-eared Owl in off sea. PJC,JRC.
First Waxwing of the year over Kingsdown. Richard Heading.