Long- legged Buzzard - Kazakhstan May 2017

15 September, 2017

My first Short-eared Owl of the Autumn flew north across fields at Climping Beach, a Siskin amongst a small Goldfinch flock at Atherington, good numbers of Hirundine on the move with  higher numbers of House Martin.

Short-eared Owl - 1
Redstart - 2
Spotted Flycatcher - 1
Whinchat - 1
Stonechat - 2
Yellow Wagtail - 10
Grey Wagtail - 1
Pied Wagtail - 3
Siskin - 1
Lesser Whitethroat - 2
Whitethroat - 5
Chiffchaff - 60+
Willow Warbler - 4
Goldcrest - 8
Meadow Pipit - c.50
Skylark - 5
Grey Partridge - 17
Buzzard - 5
Kestrel - 1
Sparrowhawk - 1
Little Egret - 5
Grey Heron - 1
Sandwich Tern - 5
Mediterranean Gull - 15
Ringed Plover - 3


Sparrowhawk over Bread Lane
Redstart old camp site
Chiffchaff present again in good numbers
Spot Fly Atherington


14 September, 2017

A lot of visible migration this morning with good numbers again of the more commoner species moving through the area.

Meadow Pipit - c.250
Chiffchaff - 50+
Goldcrest - 8
Willow Warbler - 4
Blackcap - 13
Whitethroat - 3
Wheatear - 15
Whinchat - 2 west beach
Stonechat - 1
Redstart - 1 bottom of longwood
Yellow Wagtail - 22
Grey Wagtail - 3
Pied Wagtail - 20
White Wagtail - 2
Reed Warbler - 2
Skylark - 9
Linnet - 27
Sand Martin - 23
House Martin - c.100
Swallow - 25
Grey Heron - 2
Little Egret - 5
Buzzard - 4
Kestrel - 2
Mediterranean Gull - 37
Green Woodpecker - 2
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Oystercatcher - 2
Cormorant - 15
Lapwing - c.40


Nice male Redstart
Whinchat West Beach
Yellow Wagtail


White Wagtail
Wheatear


13 September, 2017

Another hour or so wasted at the beach with singles of Shag, Tufted Duck, Sanderling moving slowly west, along with a couple of Sandwich Tern and a adult Med Gull on the sea.  A few more Common Gull putting in an a appearance and a Peregrine flew north from the beach.

12 September, 2017

An hour sea watch from the beach this evening produced very little save  for singes of Wheatear, Knot, Sanderling, Dunlin, a Shag on the sea, Common and Sandwich Tern 38 Oystercatcher west and a few Gannets. This lucky fellow below  nearly got squashed under foot.


Slow Worm



Again good coverage in the patch today but still providing little variety in the combined totals.

Peregrine - 1
Buzzard - 9+
Sparrowhawk - 2
Kestrel - 1
Grey Wagtail - 4
Yellow Wagtail - 3
Pied Wagtail - 1
Chiffchaff - c.45
Willow Warbler - 4
Blackcap - 25
Whitethroat - 9
Lesser Whitethroat - 2
Spotted Flycatcher - 1
Garden Warbler - 1
Reed Warbler - 2
Goldcrest - 5
Coal Tit - 1
Bullfinch - 2
Wheatear - 7
Skylark - 12
Meadow Pipit - c.50
Sand Martin - 10
House Martin - 15
Swallow - nc
Green Woodpecker - 3
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Kingfisher - 1
Jay - 3
Little Egret - 2
Grey Plover - 1
Med Gull - 10

Spot Fly Bailiffscourt

Wheatear  Climping Beach

Blackcap Camp Site

One of nine seen over Poole Place

11 September, 2017

A quick around the back of the golf course in blustery conditions produced the following.

Chiffchaff - 33
Willow Warbler - 2
Goldcrest - 5
Lesser Whitethroat - 1
Whitethroat - 2
Blackcap - 7
Wheatear - 7
Treecreeper - 1
Little Egret - 3
Grey Heron - 1
Common Sandpiper - 1
Jay - 2
Sparrowhawk - 1
Kestrel - 1
Grey Partridge - 7
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1


Wheatear Climping car park this evening

10 September, 2017

What a difference a day makes.

Peregrine - 2
Buzzard - 2
Sparrowhawk - 2
Kestrel - 1
Grey Partridge - 15
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Green Woodpecker - 1
Kingfisher - 1
Little Egret - 1
Swallow - 20+
House Martin - 6
Sand Martin - 8
Wheatear - 5
Whinchat - 1
Yellow Wagtail - 1
Pied Wagtail - 1
Spotted Flycatcher - 2
Redstart - 2
Blackcap - 25
Whitethroat - 15
Lesser Whitethroat - 1
Chiffchaff - 20+
Willow Warbler - 4

Marsh Farm totals.

Chiffchaff - 45
Blackcap - 33
Wheatear - 3
Whinchat - 2
Whitethroat - 6
Pied Wagtail - 35
Yellow Wagtail - 15
Grey Wagtail - 2
Meadow Pipit - c.60
Bullfinch - 5
Reed Warbler - 5
Reed Bunting - 4
Cetti's Warbler - 3
Goldcrest - 4
Marsh Tit - 2
House Martin - c.200w
Sand Martin - 6
Swallow - 30
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 3
Green Woodpecker - 2
Song Thrush - 2
Little Grebe - 1
Mandarin - 1
Tufted Duck - 2
Kingfisher - 2
Buzzard - 4
Sparrowhawk - 2
Kestrel - 2

Mandarin Duck

Little Grebe


09 September, 2017

Good coverage which  produced a good variety in the patch this morning with good numbers of the commoner migrants moving through the area.

Firecrest - 2
Tree Pipit - 1
Redstart - 6+
Whinchat - 3
Stonechat - 2
Spotted Flycatcher - 2
Wheatear - 6
Garden Warbler - 4
Chiffchaff - c.75+
Willow Warbler - 40
Yellow Wagtail - c.80
Grey Wagtail - 1
Pied Wagtail - 3
Blackcap - 45
Goldcrest - 4
Whitethroat - 31
Lesser Whitethroat - 2
Reed Warbler - 1
Sedge Warbler - 1
Reed Bunting - 1
Meadow Pipit - 95
Linnet - 30
Swallow - 35
House Martin - 7
Sand Martin - 8
Song Thrush - 2
Kingfisher - 2
Knot - 1
Oystercatcher - 5
Curlew - 1
Peregrine - 1
Sparrowhawk - 2
Kestrel - 2
Buzzard - 4
Little Owl - 1
Grey Partridge - 5
Jay - 3
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 3
Green Woodpecker - 2
Mediterranean Gull - 18
Sandwich Tern - 5w
Grey Heron - 3

Kingfisher Climping Beach
Records for yesterday the 8th, a wet walk this morning along the river from the Ship+Anchor to the woodyard south of the prison. Too windy and wet for any passerines and nothing special but a few things about. (MD)

Curlew   1
Common Sandpipers   2
Oystercatcher   1
Mediterranean Gulls      42
Common Gulls  12
Black-headed Gulls         c250
Herring Gulls      c220
Little Egret          8
Grey Heron        3
Little Grebe        1
Cormorant          2


Records for the 7th Sept . A hot mid-day walk between Ship and Anchor and the marina today. All the passerines hunkered down from the heat.

Yellow-legged Gull 2 including 1 ad
Lesser Black-backed Gull  5
Great Black-backed Gull   2
Common Gull   2
Mediterranean Gull    5+
Black-headed Gull    740
Herring Gull      780
Common Sandpiper   9
Oystercatcher    14 (all below Marina)
Buzzard    1
Swallow   18
House Martin   10
Mute Swan   6
Little Egret   2
Grey Heron   3



Records for Wed 6th Sept Chris & Juliet
Quick visit to your patch late a.m to early p.m so quiet time of day really. List below of sightings.

Yellow Wagtail - c.150 In ploughed field by the woods all put up by a marauding Sparrowhawk
Chiffchaff - 3
Willow Warbler - 1
Blackcap - 3
Whitethroat - 2
Wheatear - 1
Grey Partridge - 3
Grey Heron - 2
Kestrel - 2
Buzzard - 2
Sparrowhawk - 1
Swallow - c.50
Sandwich Tern - 2
Med Gull - 2
Lesser Whitethroat - 1
Pied Wagtail - 3
Meadow Pipits - c.6
Peregrine - 2
Weasels- 4  

07 September, 2017

A quick visit yesterday to check Yellow Wagtail numbers around the Kent Farm Fields produced,

Buzzard - 8
Sparrowhawk - 2
Kestrel - 2
Starling - c.200
Swallow - 30
Wheatear - 3
Yellow Wagtail - 80
Whitethroat - 3
Blackcap - 1
Chiffchaff - 1
Linnet - 20

05 September, 2017

Very quiet this morning around the patch.

Yellow Wagtail - c.120
Chiffchaff - 5
Willow Warbler - 4
Blackcap - 7
Whitethroat - 3
Wheatear - 4
Grey Partridge - 13
Grey Heron - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Green Woodpecker - 1
Treecreeper - 1
Kestrel - 4
Buzzard - 2
Sparrowhawk - 1
Jay - 5
Swallow - 1
Ringed Plover - 1
Sandwich Tern - 5
Med Gull - 16
Cormorant - 15w

Combined records for yesterday,

Hobby - 1
Peregrine - 2
Buzzard - 2 
Sparrowhawk - 2
Kestrel - 2
Yellow Wagtail - c.120
Lesser Whitethroat - 3
Whitethroat - 15
Reed Warbler - 2
Wheatear - 4
Spotted Flycatcher - 1
Blackcap - 17
Willow Warbler - 7
Chiffchaff - 5
Skylark - 6
Pied Wagtail - 3
Swallow - 12
Grey Heron - 1
Little Egret - 3
Kingfisher - 1