Rock Thrush Morocco April 2016

06 October, 2012

1 RED BREASTED FLYCATCHER at Climping beach this morning seen from the car park with the local tit flock, and  then again from the footpath that runs between the Atherington Pools upto the sea front. Also today singles of Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Firecrest, Garden Warbler, and Wheatear. 2 Stonechat, 20 Chiffchaff, 25 Blackacap, 4 Redpoll, 60 Siskin, 20 Pied Wagatil, and 45 Goldfinch. Offshore 5w Gannet, 1 Great-crested Grebe and several Med Gull.

05 October, 2012

A short visit to Climping today, where it was much the same as yesterday for common migrants though Blackcaps and Chiffchaffs were fewer in number and Meadow Pipits more obvious. The only highlight being a flock of 5 Jays west  and a Nuthatch at Bailiffscourt hotel entrance.

Climping on Thursday where  in three hours 50 each of Blackcap and Chiffchaff were logged, also singles of Whitethroat, 4 Wheatear, and a steady stream of House Martin and Swallows moving west. Bird of the morning was a Woodlark that was located by its musical call.