Azure Tit Kazakhstan May 2017

13 June, 2017

Took a trip down to Church Norton for the Elegant Tern, distant in the heat haze, below a couple of record shot's, and that's the best of a bad bunch.



07 June, 2017

A quick stroll around the hotel grounds this morning producing just a Little Owl and plenty of Southern Marsh Orchids for my effort.



04 June, 2017

A walk up river on the east side to the Ship & Anchor Pub this morning produced the following;

Swift - 20
House Martin - 5
Swallow - 7
Whitethroat - 4
Reed Warbler - 9
Sedge Warbler - 3
Blackcap - 2
Chiffchaff - 2
Reed Bunting - 1
Yellowhammer - 1
Skylark - 6
Green Woodpecker - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Lapwing - 1
Med Gull - 1
Stock Dove - 8
Grey Heron - 8
Little Egret - 5
Hobby - 1
Buzzard - 2

18 May, 2017

Totals for today,

Peregrine - 1
Buzzard - 1
Whimbrel - 1
Sandwich Tern - 4
Gannet - 1
Little Egret - 2
Swift - 2
Swallow - 20
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Song Thrush - 3
Stonechat - 2
Meadow Pipit - 8
Spotted Fly - 1
Bullfinch - 1
Blackcap - 3
Whitethroat - 15
Sedge Warbler - 1
Cetti's Warbler - 1
Reed Warbler - 10
Chiffchaff - 6

07 May, 2017

Plenty of activity and song in a cold north east breeze around Marsh Farm this morning.

Hobby - 1
Cuckoo - 1
Swift - 30
Swallow - 55
House Martin - 6
Chiffchaff - 13
Willow Warbler - 2
Whitethroat - 16
Lesser Whitethroat - 2
Cetti's Warbler - 3
Reed Warbler - 22
Sedge Warbler - 3
Blackcap - 7
Yellowhammer - 10
Reed Bunting - 6
Mistle Thrush - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Green Woodpecker - 2
Grey Partridge - 2
Buzzard - 2
Kestrel - 1
Med Gull - 6



05 May, 2017

Good numbers of Swift moving through the Golf course with c.100 up until mid morning, offshore a single flock of c.30 Barwits east and a lingering Bonxie.

Swift - c.100
Swallow - 11
Reed Warbler - 11
Sedge Warbler - 2
Cetti's Warbler - 1
Yellow Wagtail - 1
Wheatear - 1
Whitethroat - 15
Blackcap - 3
Chiffchaff - 4
Willow Warbler - 1
Song Thrush - 3
Reed Bunting - 3
Buzzard - 2
Kestrel - 1
Whimbrel - 4
Bar-tailed Godwit - c.30e
Great Skua - 1
Great-crested Grebe - 2 os
Gannet - 10 offshore
Sandwich Tern - 6w 3e

Not much to report for Wed 3rd just 2w Canada Geese and 6 Whimbrel the only birds of note.

I recieved a late report for the 2nd of May of a  Wood Sandpiper in the area.

 Did a late morning walk from the car park at Climping along West Beach primarily for the benefit of the dog, but just in the area near the car park and pools put up a Wood Sandpiper – presumably just arrived and resting up ahead of flying on. Pretty good record for a late morning dog walk. Not much else apart from a few Sandwich Terns, very distant Gannets and about six Whimbrel – one on the beach, four on GC and one on the mud by the path north of the Yacht Club just before Rope Walk. (MD)

02 May, 2017

A fine bright sunny morning with just a hint of a breeze found me wandering around the Golf Course and the back fields. Again nothing to get excited about, combined totals below include my first Swift of the year.

Swift - 1
Swallow - 20
Yellow Wagtail - 1
Whitethroat - c.40
Reed Warbler - 17
Sedge Warbler - 3
Cetti's Warbler - 2
Goldcrest - 1
Willow Warbler - 5
Chiffchaff - 7
Blackcap - 11
Reed Bunting - 4
Whimbrel - 10
Grey Heron - 1
Little Egret - 1
Med Gull - 2
Grey Partridge - 2
Song Thrush - 4
Peregrine - 1
Stock Dove - 4
Coot - 2
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2


Whimbrel on the golf course

A quick stroll around Marsh Farm this afternoon produced 2 Cuckoo, 4 Lapwing, 3 Buzzard, 11 Med Gull, 3 Cetti's Warbler and a Wheatear, as well as the usual array of Warblers.

Records for Monday 1st May sea watch at Climping beach produced no Poms for me but some splendid close inshore Artic Skua action with 7e and 2e 1w Great Skua.  Just 6e Eider and a couple of Shelduck before I called a halt to proceedings.

29 April, 2017

A report of 3 Whinchat in the rife by the old railway carriages and a Swift over today.

27 April, 2017

A brisk visit to the patch, found the Ring Ouzel still present in the back lawn of Kents Farm Cottage, viewed from the private road leading down towards the seafront. Favouring the western edge of the garden looking over the pond. A Little Owl around  Bailiffscourt, also 2 Treecreeper there and a White Wagtail on the back lawn. Quick look offshore produced a couple of Whimbrel and Sandwich Tern, and a single Shelduck west and Great-crested Grebe on the sea.

Ring Ouzel


Mistle Thrush
Treecreeper Bailiffscourt


Sandwich Tern Climping Beach

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