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28 October, 2013

A Pallas's Warbler at Atherington Pools this morning, seen intermittently and still present at 15:00 at least per Birdguides.

27 October, 2013

In the very blustery conditions this morning, no sign of the Yellow-Browed Warbler at Atherington, although the Firecrest was still present. A single Firecrest at the Mill with 4 Chiffchaff, in the area, 1 Goldcrest, 4 Siskin over 20 Goldfinch, 1 Treecreeper, 1 Skylark, 1Song Thrush 1 Jay, and 2 Green Woodpecker, 6 Great-crested Grebe and a single Med Gull offshore.

26 October, 2013

Yellow-Browed Warbler at Atherington this morning  associating with Long-tailed Tit flock at 09:40. At least 6 Firecrest in the area 3 Longwood, 1Ath Pools, and 2 First wood. 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 2w Swallow 1 Blackcap, and 2 Little Egret were the only records of note in very windy conditions.

22 October, 2013

Records for Sunday 20th - Out late after a heavy night sea watching from the car park produced 350w Gannet, 1w Diver spa, 2w Shelduck, 1w Razorbill, 2w Brent Geese, 10w Pintail, 5 Red-breasted Mergansers and 4 Great-crested Grebe offshore.

18 October, 2013

No sign of any Yellow-Browed Warblers, but lots of Birds on the move this morning mainly moving in an easterly direction with 5 Crossbill flying north west from the bottom of Longwood. 1 Brambling over, also 30 Siskin, 200 Goldfinch, 6 Redwing, c100 Meadow Pipit in fields north of the horse field, 65 Swallow, 13 House Martin, 2 Firecrest First Wood, 7 Chiffchaff, 20 Skylark, 6 Stonechat, 1 Wheatear, 3 Reed Bunting, 1 Buzzard,1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Peregrine on the tower 1 Little Egret, Water Rail heard from the reedbed and 7 Grey Partridge. Offshore 1e Razorbill, 2w Bar-tailed Godwit, 11 Great-crested Grebe and small number of Gannet drifting both east and west.

17 October, 2013

The run of Yellow-Browed Warbler in the patch continued with 2 seen at Atherington Pools this morning up and until 10:30 at least. Combined totals include 3 Firecrest, 5 Goldcrest, 10 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 1 Wheatear, 1 Grey Wagtail, 6 Swallow, 8 Siskin, 3 Redpoll,  4 Stonechat, c170 Meadow Pipit , 17 Pied Waghtail, 22 Skylark, 2 Sparrowhawk, 65 Turnstone 20w Brent Geese and a couple of Gannets moving offshore

16 October, 2013

Yellow-Browed Warbler seen and heard briefly at the Mill today also 2 Firecrest, 1 First Wood 1 Mill and Tawny Owl present. 2 Goldcrest, 8 Chiffchaff, 1 Siskin, 3 Skylark,  3 Little Egret, 1 Peregrine, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 6 Swallow, 3 Grey Heron, 7 Grey Partridge, and a Song Thrush was the rest of todays totals.

15 October, 2013

1 Yellow-Browed Warbler, seen form the corner of Climping Car Park by the metal gate at 16:15 per Bird Guides, also 15 Chiffchaff, 8e Swallow, 5 Blackcaps, 1 Stonechat, with small numbers of Meadow Pipits, Goldfinches, and Linnets moving overhead.

13 October, 2013

Combined totals for today before the rain set in include, no Ouzels but plenty of Blackbirds and some Song Thrushes, 20 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, and singles of Kingfisher,  Tawny Owl, Treecreeper, Stonechat, Wheatear, Little Owl and 3 Swallows. The patch seems to playing games with us at the moment, must be something good in the offing?
 

12 October, 2013

Out again mid afternoon covering the fields north of the golf course, can't compete with Seaford or Hastings but 1 Ring Ouzel by the old train carriages, a Tawny Owl calling from First Wood, a Peregrine hunting over the fields, also 1 Stonechat, 2 Blackcap, 1 Little Egret and 3 Grey Heron.
Very quiet in the patch this morning with no sign of the recent Yellow-Browed Warbler.  Most of the chiffchaffs seem to have departed with only 9 recorded. 7 Grey Partridge in the horse paddock, 2 Stonechat, 1 Wheatear, 3 Swallow 2 Blackcap and 25 Meadow Pipit were the only highlights.

11 October, 2013

The Yellow-Browed Warbler still present around Atherington Pools this morning and then early afternoon from the street high in sycamores. Calling and seen more often, but generally still elusive.
2 Raven flew east over Climping street and then seen again over Bailiffscourt, 1Wheatear on the beach, a Stonechat in the horse field and 14 Chiffchaff in the area.

10 October, 2013

The Yellow-Browed Warbler seen and heard several times this morning at Atherington Pools and in tree tops opposite the entrance to Bailiffscourt, but still proving generally elusive. 1 Redstart and 1 Wheatear in the area today and c100 Redwing moving west.

09 October, 2013

The Yellow-Browed Warbler seen and heard a few times this morning although remained generally elusive. 1 Yellowhammer at the Fort and 1 Rock Pipit with 12 Meadow Pipit feeding on sea weed at West Beach. 9 Wheatear,  8 Stonechat, 30 Chiffchaff, 3 Reed Bunting, 1w Yellow Wagtail, 1 Sparrowhawk and small parties of Swallow in the area.

08 October, 2013

 
 Firecrest Long Wood

Stonechat West Beach

No sign of the Yellow-Browed Warbler at Long Wood this morning although 2 Firecrest  present, but one seen high in treetops opposite the entrance to Bailiffscourt. Looked for my a number of birders but not seen since about 11:30. 1 Hobby seen late afternoon over the car park, good number of Chiifchaff present today with at least over 50 in the area, 4 Stonechat, 4 Wheatear along West Beach. 2 Whitethroat, 5 Reed Bunting, 15 Blackcap, 1 Peregrine, 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 1 Grey Wagtail, 5 Siskin, 15 Skylark, c100 Linnet, 1 Little Owl and 3e 1w Sandwich Tern.

Late report of a Merlin seen on Friday and Monday 7th in fields north of the golf course.

07 October, 2013

A Yellow-Browed Warbler seen at the start of Long Wood, behind the mill cottages this morning but not seen since 09:20. Also today 1 Firecrest also in long wood, 2 Stonechat, 1 Whinchat, 4 Siskin, 46 Blackcap, 32 Chiffchaff, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 3 Grey Heron, 2 Jay and 3 Curlew.

Sightings for Sat 5th Oct - Late afternoon visit to Climping produced singles of Redstart, Whitethroat, Little Owl, Reed Warbler, and Wheatear, 3 Yellow Wagtail and several of both Chiffchaff and Blackcap.

Marsh Farm Sat Morning
50 Teal, 3 Wigeon, 2 Gadwall, 1 Great-crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Cetti's Warbler heard only, 26 Chiffchaff, 15 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Bullfinch c200 Linnet, c75 Pied Wagtail, 4 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk,  4 Yellowhammer, 2 Jay, and c200 Black-headed Gull.

Spotted Fly Bailiffscourt

Wheatear Atherington

Stonechat Campsite
 

02 October, 2013

Took a stroll around black ditch this afternoon with 2 Whinchat, 2 Spot Fly, 2 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine, 2 Grey Partridge, 1 Red-Legged Partridge, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail, 32 Lapwing, 3 Grey Heron, and several of Yellowhammer, Blackcap, and Chiffchaff.

Offshore from the car park this morning not very active with only 12w Brent Geese, 2w Pintail, 1w Med Gull, 3w Sandwich Tern, 1w 2e Gannet, and 2w Little Egret. In and around the bushes 36 Chiffchaff, 11 Whitethroat, 21 Blackcap, 2 Reed Warbler, 3 Reed Bunting, 2 Whinchat, singles of Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, Stonechat, Yellow Wagtail, and Wheatear, 6 Grey Partridge, 4 Jay 15 Pied Wagatil, 40 Greenfinch and c300 Meadow Pipit in fields at the bottom of long wood.

01 October, 2013

Disappointing in the patch this morning with 2 Wheatear, singles of Grey and Yellow Wagtail, 40 Blackcap, 22 Chiffchaff, 8 Whitethroat, 4 Reed Bunting, 1 Sparrowhawk,  and 7 Skylark. Still good numbers of Swallow and Meadow Pipit moving east, 15 Pied Wagtail on the golf course and 25 Linnet in the vegetated shingle West Beach.

Yesterday a Firecrest in 1st wood back of the golf course.