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29 September, 2010

Quick stroll around the patch this afternoon very quite in the wind with still plenty of mainly Swallows moving. 30 Meadow Pipits still in the unploughed field with 1 Grey Heron. Offshore 70+ Brent Geese moving west close inshore, 3w Red B Mergansers, 2 Sandwich Tern and 2 Little Egret.

28/09/10 -  Good numbers of Chiffchaff still in the area 6 Blackcap and 2 Spotted Flycatcher around the hotel.

22 September, 2010

Late stroll around the farm this evening produced 2 Cett's Warbler, 12 Chiffchaff, 2-3 Buzzard, 7 Grey Heron, 1 Little Grebe, 5 Tufted Duck,  2 Teal, 30 Lapwing and several Yellowhammer.

16 September, 2010

An Osprey seen over west beach and flying low west was a nice suprise this morning, also today 70+ Yellow Wagtail, 1 Whinchat, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Garden Warbler, 35 Wheatear, 8 Whitethroat, 250+ Meadow Pipits in small flocks moving west, 3 Tree Pipits, 12 Blackcap, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Grey Partridge, 2 Reed Bunting, 12 Chiffchaff, and 1 Buzzard,


15/09/2010
1 Hobby seen chasing Meadow Pipits from bread lane was a terrific sight this morning, 30+ Yellow Wagtail, 37  Wheatear, 2-3 Whinchat, 1 Tree Pipit, 2 Stonechat, 1 Willow Warbler, 7 Chiffchaff, 4 Whitethroat, 7 Blackcap and 1 Jay. Offshore 4w Gannet and 1 Grey Heron.

09 September, 2010

Quick stroll around the farm this evening produced 2 Hobby, 1 Cetti's warbler, 10 Chiffchaff, 40 Lapwing, 75 Canada Geese on the big pool, and 1 Buzzard.

Fewer birds than yesterday and numbers diminished as the morning wore on, but still a plenty to check. Day started with a Peregrine on the gas tower, 2-3 Sparrowhawk in the area, with good numbers of House Martin early morning. 1 Juv Cuckoo being chased around by the local corvids, passerine numbers still good with 45+ Wheatear, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 30 Whitethroat, 150+ Yellow Wagtail, 2 Redstart, 4 Whinchat, 4 Grey Wagtail, 35 Chiffchaff, 4 Willow warbler, 4 Spotted Flycatcher, 25 Blackcap, 2 Buzzard, 5w Gannet, 8 Sandwich Tern, 1w Common Tern and 5 Grey Heron.

08 September, 2010

Alive with birds at Climping in the rain this morning with a steady stream of hirundine moving east. Highlights being 1 Hobby west,  1 Pied Flycatcher, 2 Tree Pipits, 4 Spotted Flycatchers, 5 Whinchat, 2 Redstart, 1 Lesser Whitetroat, 100+ Yellow Wagtail, 8 Grey Partridge, 10 Willow Warbler, 15 Wheatear, good numbers of both Blackcap and Whitethroat. Noted about 8E Sandwich Tern and a Little Egret on the beach.

02 September, 2010

Climping Gap

Just a couple of hours around Atherington this morning, but the clear skies meant migrant numbers were as anticipated fairly low. Plenty of Swallows and Sand Martins were on the move, and 20 Yellow Wagtails plus 100 Linnets were in the fields, with 4 Spotted Flycatchers nearby at Bailiffscourt. The rest was all standard fare really; about 15 Common Whitethroats, the odd Lesser Whitethroat and a handful of Blackcaps etc, with a couple of Sandwich Terns offshore.

01 September, 2010

1 Green Sandpiper around the farm this evening, with 2 Buzzards 2 Sparrowhawk, 20 Teal, 3 Tufted Duck, 75 Lapwing, a couple of Yellow Wagtail calling overhead and good numbers of Swallows over the main pool.

Climping this morning produced 6 Med Gull, 20 Yellow Wagtail, and good numbers of Swallows moving east with at least 30 Sand Martin. At least 2 Redsarts in the area along with 11 Wheatear, 15 Whitethroat and several of both Blackcap and Chiffchaff present. 4 Sanderling on the beach and 6 Sandwich Tern feeding along the shore line.