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23 February, 2011

Out before the rain, but wish I'd got up earlier as the birding this morning looked promising around the fields east of the bodyshop, with a 2 Snipe out of the flooded fields, 1 Buzzard, 2 Bullfinch, 4 Yellowhammer and good numbers of Fieldfare accompanied with fewer number of Redwing.

14 February, 2011

250 Brent Geese off Climping Beach this morning, flew in from the east and then landed on the sea. Very quiet elsewhere with a the usual Gannets, Great C Grebe, and Red B Mergs offshore and 7e Shelduck.  1 Grey Partridge in the setaside with 1 Rock Pipit, also 1 Goldcrest.

09 February, 2011

At Climping beach this morning 2.5 hrs in a cold SSE wind, which felt like early spring as flocks of Brent Geese were on the move. A total of ca 300+ (and strangely, most of the flocks had a Cormorant or two tagged on). Two drake Eider E were nice, plus small numbers of Red-throated Divers.

Seawatch form climping beach early afternoon  produced, 2 Red-throared Diver on the sea close inshore, 25 Great-crested Grebe, 3 Common Scoter, 20 Red-breasted Mergansers, 5 Razorbill, 3 Mediterranean Gull, and several distant Gannet, also 5 Grey Partridge, 6 Curlew, and 60 Fieldfare in the setaside.

08 February, 2011

Spring in the air today with good numbers of Cormorant on the move, a total of 270 recorded today, also 5 Mediterranean Gull and 2 Bullfinch in the area.

07 February, 2011

Walked around the flooded fields north west of the bodyshop this morning and produced the following. 1 male Bullfinch, 1 Woodcock, 1 Snipe, 45 Fieldfare, 20 Redwing, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, and 7 Tufted Duck.

Onto Climping Beach late morning for an hour seawatch in the blustery sw wind, with good number of Auks offshore with those close enough to identify being mainly Razorbill, 3 Diver sp and a close Red T Diver, several Gannets, Mergansers and Great C Grebe, 2w Brent Geese and 2 Mediterranean Gull.

01 February, 2011

Had a stroll around the Black Ditch area again mid morning and was rewarded with 2 Jack Snipe from the flooded fields west of the Bodyshop, also 4 Snipe. Good numbers of thrushes in the area with 100 Fieldfare 27 Redwing 4 Mistle Thrush and  several Song Thrush. 1 male Bullfinch 1 Grey Heron, 3 Chiffchaff 6 Goldcrest and 2 Buuzzard was the best of the rest.