Black-collared Apalis Cameroon Apr 2018

22 September, 2018

Not out until mid morning but still evidence of passage continuing overhead.

Grey Wagtail - 2
Yellow Wagtail - 5
Meadow Pipit c.200
Whitethroat - 1
Blackcap - 3
Chiffchaff - 13
Wheatear - 2
Stonechat - 1
Skylark - 10
Linnet - 29
Swallow - 75
Buzzard - 2
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Gannet - 11w
Common Scoter - 5e
Sandwich Tern - 8w 5e
Oystercatcher - 9
Redshank - 1w
Dunlin 1w
Ringed Plover - 9
Med Gull - c.350

21 September, 2018

Not a great deal to report this morning although good numbers of Med Gull roosting in the fields and a steady movement of Meadow Pipits moving through west.

Meadow Pipit - 120+
Yellow Wagtail - 33
Skylark - 4
Blackcap - 6
Chiffchaff - 3
Swallow - 35
Mediterranean Gull - c.300
Little Egret - 1
Starling - c.200
Sparrowhawk - 2
Kestrel - 1
Buzzard - 1

17 September, 2018

Fine bright conditions and despite the good coverage resulted in disappointing results, combined totals below.

Kestrel - 2
Buzzard - 1
Kingfisher - 2
Little Egret - 2
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Green Woodpecker - 1
Grey Partridge - 2
Swallow - 100
House Martin - 150
Meadow Pipit - 12
Yellow Wagtail - 110
Grey Wagtail - 3
Pied Wagtail - 2
Skylark - 3
Blackcap - 35
Whitethroat - 3
Chiffchaff - 12
Sedge Warbler - 1
Reed Warbler - 2
Linnet - 20
Reed Bunting - 2
Rook - 10
Jackdaw -10
Carrion Crow - 60

Juv Med Gull


2 Curlew from the footbridge


Buzzard south of mill


16 September, 2018

The highlight of the morning was a Great-white Egret seen approaching from the fields south of the old camp site, then veering off east last seen flying over the Mill Cottage 07:32

Great-white Egret - 1
Peregrine - 1
Buzzard - 3
Sparrowhawk - 1
Kestrel - 2
Swift - 1
Swallow - c.250
House Martin - 90
Stock Dove - 4
Oystercatcher - 15e
Sandwich Tern - 7
Med Gull - 120
Little Egret - 3
Kingfisher - 1
Chiffchaff - 12
Whitethroat - 2
Blackcap - 20
Wheatear - 1
Meadow Pipit - 28
Grey Wagtail - 2
White Wagtail - 1
Pied Wagtail - 9
Linnet - 25
Song Thrush -1

Records for yesterday Saturday the 15th 

Buzzard - 2
Peregrine - 1
Kestrel - 1
Little Egret - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Med Gull - 60
Swallow - 50
House Martin - 40
Wheatear - 1
Meadow Pipit - 30
Yellow Wagtail 10
Spotted Fly - 3 (all golf course)
Cetti's Warbler - 1
Whitethroat - 8
Lesser Whitethroat - 1
Blackcap - 35
Willow/Chiff 1- 4

14 September, 2018


Lots of birds on the patch today, things are on the move! Only Kent's farm area done no golf course or Mill. Highlight was pied fly at Kent's farm. Sadly disturbed by walker and could not find it again.

Buzzard - 1
Grey Heron - 3
Green Woodpecker - 2
Sand Martin - 40
House Martin - 100
Swallow - 250
Med Gull  - 75
Blackcap - 45
Willow/chiff - 50
Whitethroat - 2
Yellow Wagtail - 30
Meadow Pipit - 50
Wheatear - 2
Goldcrest - 1
Coal Tit - 1
Spotted Fly - 2
Pied Fly - 1
Curlew - 2
Mistle Thrush - 1


13 September, 2018

A call from (RP) alerting me to the fact that he had found a Pied Fly around Atherington was the highlight of the morning and my first of the Autumn. Good numbers of Swallow and House Martin again with small numbers of Sand Martin moving through.

Pied Fly - 1
Redstart - 1
Grey Wagtail - 7
Yellow Wagtail - c.100
Meadow Pipit - c.250
Wheatear - 13
Sedge Warbler - 1
Reed Warbler - 3
Chiffchaff - 14
Willow Warbler - 3
Blackcap - 13
Lesser Whitethroat - 3
Whiterhroat - 7
Stonechat - 1
Reed Bunting - 1
Mistle Thrush - 2
Jay - 4
Sparrowhawk - 1
Buzzard - 4
Little Egret - 4
Med Gull - c.200


Lesser Whitethroat


Pied Fly Atherington Pools



12 September, 2018

With yesterdays wind abating there were good numbers of birds on the move this morning with mixed flocks of hirundine moving through the fields, and a notable increase in Med Gull and Meadow Pipits in the patch.

Mediterranean Gull - c.300
Sandwich Tern - 15
Meadow Pipit - 150+
Yellow Wagtail - 140
Wheatear - 11
Starling - c.200+
Peregrine - 3
Buzzard - 2
Kestrel - 1
Raven - 2e
Little Egret - 12
Kingfisher - 1
Blackcap - 22
Whitethroat - 9
Reed Bunting - 2
Skylark - 2
Song Thrush - 1
Redstart - 1
Whinchat - 4
Chiffchaff - 3
Willow Warbler - 1

11 September, 2018

Low numbers in the blustery conditions.

Raven - 1
Whinchat - 4
Wheatear - 6
Grey Wagtail - 1
Yellow Wagtail - 40
Meadow Pipit - 27
Starling - c.175
Reed Bunting - 1
Blackcap - 7
Chiffchaff - 2
Buzzard - 2
Stock Dove - 2
Jay - 2
Song Thrush - 2
Little Egret - 2
Med Gull c.200


One of three on Climping Beach


10 September, 2018

Had the feel of  deja vu sort of day, with still good numbers of Redstart and Yellow Wagtail in the area, and an increase in numbers for Meadow Pipit and Starling.

Redstart - 4
Whinchat - 1
Stonechat - 2
Grey Wagtail - 5
Yellow Wagtail - c.160
White Wagtail - 1
Wheatear - 9
Sedge Warbler - 1
Skylark - 2
Buzzard - 3
Kestrel - 2
Blackcap - 17
Whiethroat - 7
Chiffchaff - 8
Meadow Pipit - 50
Starling - c.350
Little Egret - 1
Med Gull - 60+

Good autumn thus far for Redstarts

Meadow Pipit

Yellow Wagtail