29 July, 2011
At Climping this morning (mainly around Atherington) where early migrants were again obvious. A Redstart and a Spotted Flycatcher were in the horse paddock hedge, whilst a Grasshopper Warbler was flushed from long grass at a field edge. Two Lesser Whitethroats, ca. 20 Common Whitethroats, 25 Willow Warblers and a few Blackcaps and Reed Warblers were also logged. Two pairs of Swallows were found nesting in the small wooden stable, whilst a Buzzard, a Little Owl and two Jays were at Bailiffscourt.
27 July, 2011
A little sign of autumn migration in the patch this morning when a Grasshopper Warbler flicked out of the long grass near the campsite. A juv Stonechat in the fields, then relocated in the horse paddock. Good numbers of Willow Warblers with at least 30 in the Climping area alone, 12 Whitethroat, with 1 Lesser in Baliffscourt. Several each of Blackcap, Reed and Sedge Warbler. Best of the rest being 1 Little Owl, 1 Common Sandpiper on the beach and 7 summer plummaged Sanderling, with about 7 Meditteranean Gulls in the gull flock west of the hotel.
26 July, 2011
25 July, 2011
Late morning stroll around the farm in a glorious sunshine produced at least 50 Lapwing over the north fields, 2 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 8 Reed Warbler 2 Sedge Warbler 1 Bullfinch, 2 Willow Warbler, 4 Blackcap, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Great crested Grebe, 2 Tufted Duck, 1 Swift and good numbers of Swallow moving through.