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28 September, 2012

Late look at Climping Beach this afternoon produced good numbers of Med Gull on the tidline with at least 90 being recorded> Also 4 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 17w Brent Geese, 8w Sandwich Tern, 12 Curlew, a few distant Gannets offshore, and good numbers of Swallow moving east.

Thurs 27th Produced a notable increase in migrant activity at the patch. Good numbers of finches were on the move with 52 Siskin, 25 Linnets and 120 Goldfinch moving east, plus a couple of Yellow Wagtails and 2 Grey Wagtail west. The bushes held at least 60 Chiffchaff, 30 Blackcaps, 6 Whitethroat, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, and singles of Garden Warbler, Redstart, and Wheatear, whilst overhead a mixed flock of about 1000 hirundine eventually moved off east.