Rock Thrush Morocco April 2016

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

Fox


26 April, 2017

Very quiet in the patch this morning in a cold northerly wind, with just 5 Whimbrel on and around the golf course, 20 or so Med Gull calling overhead and the usual assortment of Warblers heard although present in smaller numbers. 5 Wheatear in the back fields, 2 Stonechat and a Coot still present. A smart looking male Ring Ouzel in the back garden of Kents Farm House, was the clear highlight of the morning. This is accessed from the private road east of Climping. Also 2 Mistle, 3 Song Thrush and 9 Blackbirds there.




25 April, 2017

A quick visit to the patch paid dividends with a singing Nightingale seen and heard from the back of the golf course.

Nightingale - 1 (RP)
Shelduck - 3w
Whimbrel - 4
Sandwich Tern - 8
Med Gull - 18e
Little Egret - 1
Swallow - 3
Wheatear - 2
Chiffchaff - 10
Willow Warbler - 4
Whitethroat - 10
Cetti's Warbler - 1
Reed Warbler - 8
Blackcap - 8

A couple of personal firsts of the year from Marsh Farm with 3 House Martin  over the big pool with several Swallow's, and a nice Whinchat. Good numbers of a variety of Warblers in full song, with at least 6 Cetti's present.



24 April, 2017

A seawatch from 06:45 didn't produce the required totals.

Mediterranean Gull - 27e
Whimbrel - 12e 6w
Bar-tailed Godwit - 1e
Brent Geese - c.33
Common Scoter - 65e
Sandwich Tern - 12e 7w
Gannet - c.60 following trawlers
Oystercatcher - 1e 3w
Cormorant - 11e 4w
Sanderling - 42w
Dunlin - 2w
Turnstone - 30w
Great-crested Grebe - 3 os
Swallow - 4
Wheatear - 1
Meadow Pipit - 1


Whitethroat present in good numbers

Linnet

23 April, 2017

Four Great Skua off Climping Beach late afternoon was the highlight of today, missing the other species of Skua seen at other locations. Med Gulls on the move throughout the day, small numbers of Whimbrel, a couple of Fulmar and distant Scoter. Gannets and Sandwich Tern in much smaller numbers.

A pair  Coal Tit seen again again around the hotel grounds this morning, the usual array of Warblers present with just a single Wheatear.


Stock Dove Kents Farm

Song Thrush Bailiffscourt

22 April, 2017

Another fine bright morning with a northerly breeze produced more than expected in terms of variety. The Golf Course turning up a few firsts for the year with good numbers of Wheatear present along with a single Whimbrel.

Ring Ouzel - 1 Golf Course
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 heard reeling GC
Yellow Wagtail - 1 GC
Wheatear - c.30
Siskin - 2 over head GC
Cetti's Warbler - 1 heard
Reed Warbler - 11
Sedge Warbler - 3
Whitethroat - 9
Blackcap - 25
Willow Warbler - 27
Chiffchaff - 11
Stonechat - 2
Reed Bunting - 2
Song Thrush - 3
Mistle Thrush - 1
Skylark - 7
Pied Wagtail - 2
Swallow - 3
Sand Martin - 1
Coal Tit - 1 BC
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Green Woodpecker - 4
Raven - 1w Climping Beach
Buzzard - 4
Saprrowhawk - 2
Little Egret - 2
Grey Heron - 1
Med Gull - 10w
Sandwich Tern - 4e
Whimbrel - 11e 1 GC
Ringed Plover - 1
Coot - 1
Common Sandpiper - 1 River

Coot

Reed Bunting

21 April, 2017

A grey cloudy still morning with good coverage producing good numbers and some variety, highlights being Tawny Owl, Gropper, and Yellowhammer. Combined totals below.

Tawny Owl - 2 heard
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Back of Golf Course
Yellowhammer - 1 bottom of Long Wood
Redstart - 1
Whitethroat - 11
Willow Warbler - 23
Chiffchaff - 9
Reed Warbler - 12
Sedge Warbler - 3
Cetti's Warbler - 1 heard
Stonechat - 2
Wheatear - 1
Coal Tit - 1
Song Thrush - 5
Jay - 1
Buzzard - 1
Peregrine - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Green Woodpecker - 3
Swallow - 9
Skylark - 10
Pied Wagtail - 1
Grey Partridge - 4
Grey Heron - 1
Whimbrel - 11e 2w
Sandwich Tern - 19w 10e
Med Gull - 10w
Common Sandpiper - 1w
Sanderling - 20e

Wheatear Climping Beach

Yellowhammer bottom of Long Wood

19 April, 2017

A tad warmer than yesterday morning.

Peregrine - 2-3
Buzzard - 1
Kestrel - 1
Sparrowhawk - 1
Little Egret - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Green Woodpecker - 2
Chiffchaff - 12
Willow Warbler - 8
Whitethroat - 8
Lesser Whitethroat - 1
Sedge Warbler - 3
Reed Warbler - 3
Blackcap - 14
Cetti's Warbler - 1
Reed Bunting - 3
Redstart - 1
Song Thrush - 2
Skylark - 8
Swallow - 1

18 April, 2017

A nice bright morning with a brisk northerly wind found me around the Golf Course, which provided a couple of first's for the year, combined total's below.

Cuckoo - 1
White Wagtail - 1
Lesser Whitethroat - 1
Whitethroat - 7
Reed Warbler - 3
Sedge Warbler - 1
Goldcrest - 1
Cetti's Warbler - 1
Willow Warbler - c.20
Chiffchaff - 8
Blackcap - 23
Stonechat - 1
Wheatear - 3
Reed Bunting - 1
Swallow - 12
Sand Martin - 2
Song Thrush - 4
Peregrine - 2
Sparrowhawk - 1
Buzzard - 3
Kestrel - 2
Great-spotted Wood - 1
Green Wood - 3
Common Sandpiper - 1
Curlew - 3w
Little Egret - 1
Grey Heron - 2
Stock Dove - 1
Med Gull - 28w
Sandwich Tern - 2w

Great Spot

Green Wood

Common Sand River

White Wagtail Bailiffscourt