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31 August, 2012

A bit of a fall seem to have occurred at Climping today or was it that the wind had dropped  and everything was showing well, as the following numbers were logged. 65 Wheatear in the area along with 6 Redstart, 6 Whinchat, 12 Willow Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler, 11 Blackcap, 6 Reed Warbler, 10 Whitethroat, 50 Yellow Wagtail, 30 House Martin, 50 Swallow, 1 Sand Martin, 1 Peregrine, 2 Sparrowhawk

30 August, 2012

In a non productive nw wind and passage offshore was virtually dead, the field and bushes were the only option. The highlight of the morning was a MARSH HARRIER that drifted west over the old camp site at 0900. Also today 1 Swift, 1 Redstart,2 Yellow Wagtail,  2 Lesser Whitethroat, 8 Wheatear, 5 Reed Warbler, 8 Whitethroat, 2-3 Sparrowhawk, Willow Warbler and Blackcap present. Still good number of finches in the area with 80 Linnet, 50 Greenfinch, and 5 Med Gull in field from the beach at Climping.

29 August, 2012

Good numbers of Gannet, Sandwich and Commic Tern offshore this morning moving mainly west, 7 Med Gull, but the highlight of the blustery morning was a Juv BLACK TERN giving close views. In Bailiffscourt the Little Owl and 1 Spotted Flycatcher present also 2 Yellow Wagtail flew over Bread lane.

28 August, 2012









A good variety of birds this morning in glorious sunshine, combined totals for the patch include singles of Hobby, Merlin, Grasshopper Warbler, Tree Pipit, Green Sandpiper, Peregrine,  Sparrowhawk and Whinchat.1-2 Lesser Whitethroat, 4-5 Spotted Flycatcher, 8 Wheatear, 20 Yellow Wagtail, 12 Sand Martin, 7 Reed Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 5 Willow Warbler, 6 Whitethroat, 3 Little Egret, still about 50 Mediterranean Gull in the area,  good numbers of Commic and Sandwich Tern moving west, 1 Gannet, 2 Curlew, and 60+ Greenfinch.

27 August, 2012

In a brisk southerly breeze that seem to get stronger, it was pretty hard going at Climping this morning, highlights being 1 Hobby that drifted west over the camp site, 80+ Yellow Wagtail most west although about 25 settled in field behind horse paddock. 1 Spotted Fly at the Mill, 15 Sand Martin, 3 Wheatear, 1 Whinchat, 5 Reed Warbler, 6 Whitethroat, 4 Willow Warbler, and 2 Buzzard. Offshore still plenty of Med Gull in the area, and 20w Sandwich and 2 Commic Tern.

Sunday 26th 1 Redstart, 9 Willow Warbler, 4 Buzzard, 1 Little Owl, 3 Blackcap and 2 Reed Warbler.

24 August, 2012

Sightings from the patch today include 2 Redstarts, 2 Whinchat, 10 Whitethroat, 6 Wheatear, 7 Reed Warbler, Blackcap and Willow Warbler present, also  120 Greenfinch and 50 Linnet in the area.

22 August, 2012

Still no big numbers of the commoner migrants, but at least a bit of variety  in the form of  1 Whinchat, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Wheatear, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Yellow Wagatil, 1 Sparrowhawk, 6 Reed Warbler, 8 Whitetroat, 6 Willow Warbler and 7 Med Gull.

Quick check on the river produced 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Whitehroat 3 Willow Warbler and 2 Blackcap.

20 August, 2012

Combined totals from Climping today include an impressive number of 75 Mediterranean Gulls on beach, also 2 Greenshank, 3 Little Egret and Curlew. In and around the fields there were 4 Buzzards,  2 Whinchat, 3 Wheatear, 30+ Willow Warbler, 2 Sedge, 5 Reed Warbler, 8 Blackcap a couple of Whitethroat and 10 Sand Martin moving west.


Sighting for Sunday19th include, 22 Willow Warbler, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Garden Warbler and a Whinchat.

11 August, 2012

Disappointment at Climping this morning, in that it didn't produce the migrants that I was expecting. Highlight being 1 Spotted Flycatcher at Bailffscourt,  along with Little Owl and a Sparrowhawk. Good numbers of Greenfinch and Linnet in the area, 2 Wheatear, 10 Whitethroat, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Buzzard 3 Mediterranean Gull, and 5 Common Sandpiper on the river.

Friday 9th August

Records for yesterday include 6 Willow Warbler, 6 Blackcap, 2 Reed Warbler, 10 Whitethroat, 3 Green Woodpecker, 2 Reed Bunting, 40 Greenfinch, 80 Linnet, 1 Sparrowhawk, 7 Sanderling and 4 Little Egret.






06 August, 2012

Late morning visit to Climping this morning produced 35 Mediterranean Gull in various plumage, good number of Swifts moving west along with several Sand Martin. In the bushes 3 Willow Warbler 8 Whitethroat, 2 Reed Warbler and a couple of Blackcap.

05 August, 2012

Saturday 4th Aug
25-30 Mediterranean Gull on Climping Beach and moving west, Little Egret 1-2 Dunlin with the small group on Sanderling on the tideline.