Brent Geese 488E, 7W
Red-throated Diver 4E
Diver sp. 1W
Great Crested Grebe 1E, 2W
Little Egret 1 on beach then flew west Bonxie 5E (1 9.36am, 1 9.38, 1 9.39, 2 9.42) - JFC looked up the previous Beachy January daily maximum that was 2 on the 13/1/13 Little Gull 1 adult winter at 10.42am arrived from the west and flew back west - JFC looked up the previous Beachy winter daily maxima that are 5 on the 25/12/89 (Leach's Petrel day) and 3 on the 30/1/09
Auk sp. 134E
Purple Sandpiper 8 on east pier
Further significant cliff falls yesterday necessitated the National Trust moving the fence back from the cliff edge. The horizontal projection just visible from the Safety Boat Association hut are the tram tracks!
Birling Gap Safety Boat Association Hut
Lots of roof slates have been displaced in the last week. The Coastguards mentioned the cliff edge is already undercut in this area too with almost a cave appearing. Permission exists for the hut to be moved back from the cliff edge but will anyone act in time?
Brent Geese passing Birling
The easterly passage of Brent Geese seems to commence earlier every year!
Adult winter Little Gull with Black-headed Gulls off Birling
Arriving from the west with a feeding flock of Black-headed Gulls, despite briefly foot-paddling, they all too quickly departed back westwards unfortunately before I could attempt to digiscope them
Sea-watched for two hours before the onset of heavy rain.
Brent 179E, 7W
Wigeon 35E, 6W
Red-throated Diver 5E
Diver sp. 1E
Great Crested Grebe 3E, 2W
Gannet 10E, 25W
Oystercatcher 5W Bonxie 1E at 8.23am
Auk sp. 5E
A significant cliff fall at Birling has halved the land between the sea-watch hut and the cliff edge!