Red-Headed Picathartes Cameroon Apr 2018

19 May, 2018

About the same as yesterday, although a  Spotted Flycatcher around Atherington, Coal Tit and again Little Owl around Bailiffscourt. A Mistle Thrush in poole place gardens which now most of the building works has finished looks encouraging. A Whimbrel and 4 Oystercatcher flew west, with 2 Common Tern lingering offshore with 5 Great-crested Grebe.

18 May, 2018

Not a lot of anything  around the golf course and beyond this morning although Reed, Sedge and Cetti's Warbler still present in song, along with Whitethroat, Chiffchaff and Blackcap. A male Bullfinch, from the back of the footpath, and 4 Grey Partridge in the fields. Sparrowhawk on nest, a couple of Buzzard, Kestrel and Little Owl, with both Great and Green Woodpecker and a Little Egret.

Offshore on a low tide, 19 Mediterranean Gull west, 8 Great-crested Grebe, c.30 Gannet following a pair of trawlers and small numbers of Sandwich Tern.

Grey Partridge

Green Woodpecker

Little Owl

Male Bullfinch

14 May, 2018

Very quiet at Climping this morning with the highlight being a Red Kite drifting overhead east near Climping Primary School. Several Gannets feeding offshore with small numbers of Commic and Sandwich Tern. 4 Great-crested Grebe on the sea, 2 Whimbrel flew west and a single Wheatear at Climping beach. 4 Buzzard, singles of Kestrel, Sparrowhawk and Jay.

At Marsh Farm mid afternoon a Red Kite flew north west towards Ford Railway station and a Cuckoo calling and flying around the big pool and a  Great-crested Grebe there. 3 Little Egret along with several Buzzards and Yellowhammers being the best of the rest.

12 May, 2018

A short visit to the patch in cool grey conditions produced good views of two Black Tern feeding offshore.(RP)

Black Tern - 2
Sandwich Tern - 6
Gannet - 4
Whimbrel 5e 2w
Dunlin - 4
Ringed Plover - 2
Great-crested Grebe - 4
Grey Heron - 4
Little Egret - 1
Kestrel - 1
Sparrowhawk - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1 
Song Thrush - 4
Skylark - 4
Chiffchaff - 6
Blackcap - 5
Whitethroat - 8
Sedge Warbler - 1
Reed Warbler - 5
Cetti's Warbler - 1

10 May, 2018

A slow morning offshore at Climping Wednesday morning with a Great Skua and a flock of 60+ Gannets around a pair of trawlers being the main events, and a Common Sandpiper on the breakwaters.


06 May, 2018

The Black Guillemot again off Climping Beach this morning, about 300 yards west of the car park. Little else moving offshore with 7 Bar-tailed Godwit east, and about 40 Gannet again following a pair of trawlers, and small numbers of Commic and Sandwich Tern. Nothing else of note apart from 3 Swift flying  east over the old camp site my first of the year.

Wheatear Bread Lane


Green Woodpecker Kents Cottages

A female Black Redstart on the golf course on Saturday 5th (ES)

04 May, 2018

Very quiet offshore this morning with a flat calm sea, a flock of 50+ Gannet following trawlers slowly east.  

Pied Flycatcher - 1 kents cottages (DB) 

Greylag Geese - 3e
Canada Goose - 1e
Gannet - c.50 following trawlers
Shelduck - 4w
Sandwich Tern - 8e 6w
Turnstone - 25
Great-crested Grebe - 3 
Little Egret - 1
Stock Dove - 2
Whimbrel - 3e
Oystercatcher - 5e
Sanderling - 9
Cormorant - 7
Coal Tit - 1
Chiffchaff - 5
Willow Warbler - 1
Whitethroat - 11
Lesser Whitethroat - 1
Reed Warbler - 1
Wheatear - 1
Blackcap - 5
White Wagtail - 1
Pied Wagtail - 1
Sand Martin - 3
Swallow - 10
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Green Woodpecker - 1



Coal Tit

Grey Partridge

Great-spotted Woodpecker


01 May, 2018

No sign of the Black Guillemot, but a few things around from Climping to Poole Place: (MD)
Artic Skua - 1 dark phase east 15:30
Sandwich Tern 2w
Little Tern - 1w
Common Scoter 3w
Great-crested Grebe - 3
Gannets - 10e
Ringed Plover - 1
Sanderling - 7
Turnstone -16


Late visit due to other commitments still added a few year ticks.

Spotted Flycatcher - 1 
Garden Warbler - 1
Lesser Whitethroat - 1
Willow Warbler - 6
Chiffchaff - 7
Whitethroat - 10
Wheatear - 7
White Wagtail - 1 
Bullfinch - 1
Grey Heron - 2
Little Egret - 1
Sparrowhawk - 1
Buzzard - 2
Kestrel - 1
Jay - 2
Swallow - 9
Meadow Pipit - 3
Skylark - 5
Med Gull - 1

White Wagtail horse paddock
Spot Fly 1st wood


Linnet west beach

Little Egret golf course

Wheatear horse paddock

30 April, 2018

The Black Guillemot off Climping Beach this afternoon, viewed initially from Poole Place , then flew east and picked up again 200 yards west of the car park. Too wet for the camera, so attempted phone scoping.