Sardinian Warbler Agadir Nov Morocco 2016

24 March, 2017

Sea watch from Climping beach from 07:15 for a couple of hours, then a walk around the bushes produced at least 6 Firecrest.  Later received news of a Ring-necked Parakeet and a single Wheatear at West Beach.

Red-throated Diver - 1e
Fulmar - 1w
Med Gull - 1e
Gannet - 1e 2w
Red-breasted Merganser - 8e  10 os
Great-crested Grebe - 2e 2 os
Brent Geese - 47e
Shelduck - 2e 1w
Dunlin - 14e
Oystercatcher - 1e
Meadow Pipit - 11
Linnet - 3
Chiffchaff - 8
Coal Tit - 2
Goldcrest - 4
Reed Bunting - 1
Treecreeper - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Green Woodpecker - 2
Buzzard - 1
Kestrel - 1

Firecrest Climping Street







Brent Geese on the move


23 March, 2017

Wet start this morning around West Beach and covering the back of the Golf course.

Firecrest - 2
Wheatear - 1
Chiffchaff - 4
Cetti's Warbler - 1
Reed Bunting - 4
Goldcrest - 1
Stonechat - 1
Meadow Pipit - 10
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Peregrine - 1
Brent Geese - 40e
Grey Plover - 2
Sanderling - 4
Turnstone - 10
Oystercatcher - 4
Grey Partridge - 2

21 March, 2017

A lovely bright sunny day with a brisk westerly wind which didn't produce anything out of the ordinary, just a single Wheatear on the golf course along 2 Grey Partridge. At least a dozen Chiffchaff in the area and several of both Skylark and Meadow Pipit. Offshore 17 Red-breasted Merganser and 4 Oystercatcher east.

20 March, 2017

A very grey damp morning produced my first Blackcap of the year, singing around Climping Cottages, also a Firecrest around the pools at Atherington, several Chiffchaff and Goldcrest.

A quick look at Marsh Farm with just 2 Little Grebe on the small pool, 3 Bullfinch, singles of Redwing, Cetti's Warbler and again good numbers of both Chiffchaff and Goldcrest.

17 March, 2017

Big increase in Chiffchaff numbers in the patch this morning with up to 20 present,and 2 Wheatear. Singles of Cetti's Warbler, Water Rail and 12 Red-breasted Merganser offshore.

16 March, 2017

With the sea covered in blanket fog, I took myself for a jaunt around Marsh Farm late morning, plenty of birds in song but nothing out of the ordinary.

Yellowhammer - 9
Reed Bunting - 3
Chiffchaff - 5
Goldcrest - 2
Cetti's Warbler - 2 hrd
Grey Wagtail - 1
Meadow Pipit - 5
Skylark - 10
Redwing - 1
Green Woodpecker - 2
Stock Dove - 4
Snipe - 1
Water Rail - 1
Buzzard - 1



15 March, 2017

Very quiet again at the patch in what later turned out to be a lovely sunny day.

Chiffchaff - 6
Coal Tit - 2
Goldcrest - 7
Cetti's Warbler - 1 hrd
Reed Bunting - 3
Stonechat - 2
Skylark - 9
Meadow Pipit - 11
Pied Wagtail - 5
Med Gull - 3
Red-breasted Merganser - 11
Great-crested Grebe - 3
Buzzard - 2
Kestrel - 1
Green Woodpecker - 2
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Little Egret - 2
Grey Heron - 1


Coal Tits showing well around Climping Cottages


Reed Bunting Bread Lane

14 March, 2017

Very quiet this morning and again no sign of any Wheatear.

Peregrine - 1
Sparrowhawk - 2
Med Gull - 2
Little Egret - 1
Brent Geese - 10 e
Red-breasted Merganser - 15 os
Common Sandpiper - 1
Sanderling - 20
Turnstone - 25
Stonechat - 1
Skylark - 4
Meadow Pipit - 14
Chiffchaff - 5
Reed Bunting - 1

13 March, 2017

Lovely sunny morning but no Wheatear's.

Kestrel - 1
Sparrowhawk - 1
Peregrine - 1
Curlew - 1
Red-breasted Merganser - 6
Great-crested Grebe - 2
Common Scoter - 24
Turnstone - 300
Ringed Plover - 4
Grey Plover - 4
Water Rail - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Green Woodpecker - 2
Skylark - 6
Meadow Pipit 8
Redwing - 3 e
Chiffchaff - 10
Goldcrest - 6
Cetti's Warbler - 1 
Reed Bunting - 4
Siskin 4 e