Greater Sandplover Kazakhstan May 2017

17 August, 2017

Very quiet again at the patch in blustery conditions.

Gannet - 55w 16e
Cormorant - 3w 9e
Med Gull - 4w 7e
Common Tern - 13w
Sandwich Tern - 3w
Sanderling - 9w
Ringed Plover - 16w
Dunlin - 1w
Oystercatcher - 2e
Whimbrel - 1w
Turnstone - 15
Green Woodpecker - 2
Peregrine - 1
Kestrel - 1
Little Egret - 5
Swift - 1
Meadow Pipit - 5
Wheatear - 2
Common Sandpiper - 3

Common Sandpiper Marina
Wheatear West Beach
Gannets offshore Climping

16 August, 2017

Very quiet around the patch this morning even with combined totals.

Litte Egret - 11
Grey Heron - 2
Shelduck - 2w
Med Gull - 9
Sanderling - 20
Ringed Plover - 5
Bullfinch - 2
Lesser Whiethroat - 2
Willow Warber - 13
Blackcap - 5
Reed Warbler - 4
Meadow Pipit - 5
Green Woodpecker - 2
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Buzzard - 2
Sparrowhawk - 2
Kestrel - 1
Sand Martin - 3
Swallow - 5
Common Sandpiper - 2
Yellow-legged Gull - 1


Med Gull Climping Beach

Lesser Whitethroat Golf Course
Common Sand Marina

Looks a good candidate for Juv Yellow-legged Gull in the Marina this morning



15 August, 2017

Usual suspects around this morning, with the fields being ploughed and fertilised there are good numbers of Gulls in the area.

Peregrine - 3
Buzzard - 2
Kestrel - 1
Sparrowhawk - 1
Med Gull - 25
Grey Heron - 2
Little Egret - 3
Jay - 3
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Green Woodpecker - 1
Swallow - 6
Reed Warbler - 4
Willow Warbler - 10
Whitethroat - 22
Blackcap - 6
Lesser Whitethroat - 1
Garden Warbler - 1
Sedge Warbler - 1
Bullfinch - 1
Turnstone - 5

13 August, 2017

 Climping this morning, 1 Spot Fly, 20 Willow Warbler, 22 Whitethroat, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 8 Reed Warbler, and 8 Redshank.

Around Marsh Farm;

Green Sandpiper - 1
Redstart - 1
Garden Warbler - 2
Willow Warbler - c.50+
Chiffchaff - 7
Lesser Whitethroat - 3
Whitethroat - 10
Blackcap - 15
Bullfinch - 7
Reed Warbler - 9
Sedge Warbler - 2
Yellowhammer - 2
Buzzard - 5
Sand Martin - 10
House Martin - 3
Swallow - 15
Grey Heron - 1
Med Gull - 5
Jay - 5
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Green Woodpecker - 3



11 August, 2017

A good variety of species and numbers passing through the patch this morning, with the highlight being a Grasshopper Warbler on the Golf Course and a Hobby east at Atherington.

Hobby - 1
Peregrine - 1
Sparrowhawk - 2
Kestrel - 3
Buzzard - 8
Grasshopper Warbler - 1
Garden Warbler -1
Lesser Whitethroat - 3
Whitethroat - 35
Reed Warbler - 17
Cetti's Warbler - 1
Willow Warbler - 26
Chiffchaff - 2
Blackcap - 13
Bullfinch - 2
Reed Bunting - 1
Jay - 3
Great spotted Woodpecker - 2
Green Woodpecker - 3
Sand Martin - 10
Swallow - 7
Grey Partridge - 10
Little Egret - 5
Grey Heron - 2
Whimbrel - 1
Turnstone - 28
Dunlin - 2
Ringed Plover - 1
Med Gull - 14


09 August, 2017

A walk from Ford rail bridge to the bend between the prison and wood yard this morning prior to walking back to Arundel. On the Ford stretch produced. 

 Black-tailed Godwits - 2
 Common Sandpiper  - 3
 Whimbrel - 1
Little Egret - 12
Grey Heron - 4
Mediterranean Gull - 14+
Great Black-back - 1
Herring Gull - 150
Black-headed Gull -110
Kestrel - 2
Buzzard - 2
Stock Dove - 20 
Green Woodpecker - 2
Whitethroat - 1
Swift - 1

With not many passerines at all. (MD) 

08 August, 2017

An Osprey flew in from the River near the Marina this morning at 09:10. Watched from the back of the Mill Cottage heading south towards the golf course until lost to view.

Osprey - 1
Peregrine - 2
Sparrowhawk - 3
Kestrel - 1
Grey Heron - 1
Little Egret - 2
Kingfisher - 1
Garden Warbler - 2
Whitethroat - 23
Blackcap - 10
Willow Warbler - 8
Reed Warbler - 17
Sedge Warbler - 2
Cetti's Warbler - 1 hrd
Reed Bunting - 2
Skylark - 4
Song Thrush - 2
Swift - 1
Swallow - 3
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Green Woodpecker - 3
Jay - 2
Grey Partridge - 10
Whimbrel - 3
Turnstone - 30
Sandwich Tern - 10

07 August, 2017

Meagre returns today with the highlight being a flock of Canada Geese flying west of the paddock mid morning.

Canada Geese - 34
Grey Heron - 1
Little Egret - 1
Cormorant - 11
Whimbrel - 3
Oystercatcher - 1
Med Gull - 6
Green Woodpecker - 2
Grey Partridge - 15
Jay - 2
Sparrowhawk - 3
Swift - c.75w
Sand Martin - 2
House Martin - 10
Swallow - 5
Reed Warbler - 9
Sedge Warbler - 1
Cetti's Warbler - 1 hrd
Blackcap - 4
Whitethroat - 13
Willow Warbler - 6
Stonechat - 1
Wheatear - 2
Meadow Pipit - 12

Meadow Pipit

06 August, 2017

Combined totals for this morning include the long staying Cuckoo, and the 1st Yellow Wagtail of the Autumn.

Cuckoo - 1
Yellow Wagtail - 1
Garden Warbler - 2
Wheatear - 4
Willow Warbler - 15
Reed Warbler - 25
Whitethroat - 35
Blackcap - 4
Jay - 1
Grey Partridge - 10
Peregrine - 2
Buzzard - 1
Sparrowhawk - 1
Little Egret - 1
Whimbrel - 1
Swift - 2
Sand Martin - 2
Swallow - 6
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 3
Green Woodpecker - 3
Song Thrush - 2
Common Sandpiper - 4