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30 December, 2014

A nice stroll around Marsh Farm this morning in a cold bright start to the day, which then clouded over from mid morning produced 15 Golden Plover along with 5 Lapwing in the fields, 2 Teal and 2 Tufted Duck on the main pool, 7 Chiffchaff, 3 Goldcrest,  6 Yellowhammer, 2 Reed Bunting, 1 Treecreeper, 1 Grey Wagtail, 10 Fieldfare, 43 Redwing, 2 Water Rail and a Kestrel in and around the bushes.


Chiffchaff and pale looking individual above

Grey Wagtail
Yesterday at Climping the Brent flock numbered c. 900 in Cudlow field which is west of the car park, also singles of Kestrel, Stonechat, Kingfisher and small numbers of both Meadow Pipit and Skylark. Offshore 5w 1e Shelduck, 2w Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Great-crested Grebe,  2w Curlew and 1e Diver spa.

25 December, 2014

Cold bright sunny morning with the golf course all to myself produced, 1-2 Raven at the back of the Mill cottage  singles of Peregrine, Buzzard, Kestrel, Mistle Thrush, Little Egret and Green Woodpecker, 2 Grey Heron, 5 Skylark, 9 Meadow Pipit, 6 Stonechat, and c.1500 Brent Geese in fields east of Climping car park.

20 December, 2014

A stroll around Marsh Farm in bright mild windless conditions this morning produced 10 Gadwall, 5 Teal 2 Grey Heron and a squealing Water Rail around the big pool, upto 10 Chiffchaff, at the  back of farm cottage with 3 Goldcrest, 3 Bullfinch, 1 Treecreeper and a Great-spotted Woodpecker, 23 Meadow Pipit in the flooded fields, along with a single Snipe, 7 Buzzard, 37 Redwing and 1 Fieldfare in the area.


Several Redwing in the area
Yesterday Fri 19th
A walk up river to Ford, east side from the Tesco roundabout on a high tide 
Common Sandpiper - 1
Grey Heron

Redshank - 30
Snipe - 1
Teal - 1
Meadow Pipit - 11
Curlew - 2
Little Grebe - 3
Sparrowhawk - 1
Mute Swan - 72
Kestrel - 1
Grey Heron - 8






Thursday 18th
A quick look at the patch this morning produced c.1200 Brent Geese west of the carpark, with 16 Curlew and 42 Pied Wagtail in the same field, 2 Stonechat, 4 Grey Partridge bread lane in the horse paddock, and singles of both Kingfisher and Little Grebe Marina.


Grey Partridge horse paddack

Kingfisher Marina

16 December, 2014

Negative news for the Tundra Bean and White-fronted Geese this morning, although still at least c.1000 Brent in the field west of Climping car park. 2e Red-throated Diver, 2w Gannet, 29 Curlew, 10 Grey Partridge, 4 Stonechat and singles of Kingfisher,  Rock Pipit and Little Egret.

15 December, 2014

The Tundra Bean Goose still present at Climping in cudlow's field west of the car park with c.1200 Brent Geese, 90 Curlew, and the White-fronted Goose present in field north of the horse paddock. Also today a Jack Snipe flushed from the rife, 4 Grey Partridge, 2 Chiffchaff, 5 Stonechat, 3 Med Gull and several of both Meadow Pipit and Pied Wagtail.

14 December, 2014

A visit from local birders to see the White-fronted Goose, was rewarded with a Tundra Bean Goose amongst the Brent Geese flock, also present again a single Pale-bellied, in fields east of Climping car park.
Tundra Bean Goose  (Ads Bowley)
White-fronted Goose (Ads Bowley)


13 December, 2014

A cold but bright sunny morning produced c.1500 Brent Geese in the fields this morning, the White-fronted Goose flew in from the west with a flock of Brent at 09:12, and at least 1 Pale-bellied Brent viewable in the main flock. Also today, 2 Redshank, 1 Grey Plover, 25 Sanderling, 1 Med Gull, 7 Grey Partridge, 1 Buzzard, 2 Stonechat, 75 Pied wagtail, 2 Goldcrest 1 Chiffchaff and 2Jay

11 December, 2014

A bright sunny morning with a cold westerly wind produced no movement offshore. The number of Brent still on the increase with c1200 and the probable White-fronted Goose still in attendance. 5 Curlew in cudlows field, 32 Pied Wagtail in and around the fields with small numbers of Skylark and Meadow Pipit.7 Grey Partridge and 32 Sanderling west beach, and 4 Redshank in the Marina. Singles of Little Egret, Stonechat, Green Woodpecker in the area.
Brent numbers on the increase

White-fronted Goose

10 December, 2014

Very mild and bright this without a hint of wind early morning, 4 Chiffchaff and 4 Goldcrest with the Tit flock around Atherington pools this morning, also 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Stonechat, and 12 Meadow Pipit. Offshore, 2w Red-throated Diver, 5w Great-crested Grebe, 3e Red-breasted Merganser, 4w Curlew and a Grey Goose of unknown origin amongst the c. 1000 Brent Geese this morning, my impression of the bird is that it is a 1st year White-fronted Goose, any comments welcome.

Good numbers of Brent Geese Climping
White-fronted Goose


08 December, 2014

A bright cold morning in the patch saw the Brent Geese numbers soar to c.1000 in fields north of the horse paddock. Also singles of Buzzard, Kestrel, Water Rail, Chiffchaff, and Great-spotted Woodpecker, with 10 Song Thrush, upto 10 Stonechat, 4 Goldcrest, 7 Grey Partridge, 31 Grey Plover, 34 Sanderling and 40 Oystercatcher.

07 December, 2014

Quick look around Climping this morning in which the number of Brent Geese seemed to be on the increase with c600 present in fields north of the horse paddock, offshore 7 Great-crested Grebe, 85w Sanderling, 1e Med Gull, 1w Dunlin, 1w Red-breasted Merganser, in the fields 7 Curlew, 29 Grey Plover 1 Kestrel and 2 Stonechat.

Yesterday a walk up river from the Tesco roundabout on the east side produced, 2 Common Sandpiper, 33 Redshank, 5 Grey Heron, 11 Lapwing, 3 Little Grebe, 7 Snipe, 90 Mute Swan with 16 juv, 3 Teal and singles of Buzzard, Reed Bunting and Goldcrest, good numbers of Redwing and Fieldfare feeding in  the hawthorn bushes.


05 December, 2014

Cold grey start to the morning at West Beach, then the sun appeard to add a bit of warmth to proceedings.

Brent Geese - c500 in fields behind the horse paddock
Little Egret - 1
Buzzard
Rock Pipit - 1 West Beach
Meadow Pipit - 13
Skylark - 4
Reed Bunting - 5
Stonechat - 4
Goldcrest - 4
Sanderling - 5
Oystercatcher - 9
Great-crested Grebe - 3
Great BB Gull - 45
Med Gull - 2
Song Thrush - 5
Blackbird - 37
Greenfinch - 34
Sanderling
Green Woodpecker - 1
Grey Partridge - 7
Stonechat
Kestrel - 2
Buzzard - 1



Reed Bunting

01 December, 2014

A cold grey morning ensured it was going to be a brief visit to the patch although it still produced the large flock of Brent Geese c500 still present in the fields and a Slavonian Grebe floating east from Climping car park. Also offshore 6 Great-crested Grebe, 4w Teal, 49w Sanderling, 1e Dunlin, 2 Grey Plover, 2 Stonechat bread lane and a Peregrine on the gas tower.

27 November, 2014

A damp mild grey morning had me trying to negotiate the footpath at the back of the golf course, very muddy, wellington boots required.

Black Redstart - 1 West Beach eastern end
Black Redstart West Beach
Cetti's Warbler - 1
Stonechat - 5
Reed Bunting - 3
Goldcrest - 7
Meadow Pipit - 17
Kingfisher - 1
Water Rail - 1
Redpoll - 5e
Chiffchaff - 4
Green Woodpecker - 2
Kestrel - 2
Grey Heron - 2
Grey Partridge - 7
Buzzard - 1
Sanderling - 139
Brent Geese - 500+
Good number of Brent Geese 
Med Gull - 1e
Gannet - 2e



25 November, 2014

Reports for yesterday Monday 24/11/2014 big improvement in the weather from the previous day.
Brent Geese - 540
Chiffchaff - 3
Cetti's Warbler - 1
Reed Bunting - 6
Long-tailed Tit - 21
Water Rail - 1
Kingfisher - 1
Buzzard - 1
Sparrowhawk - 1
Stonechat - 3
Greenfinch - 50

22 November, 2014

A very grey gloomy day weather wise with light rain throughout the morning.
Brent Geese - 33e 6w & c300 in 2nd field east of bread lane
Curlew - 14
Grey Plover - 31
Red-throated Diver - 1w
Great-crested Grebe - 1w
Med Gull - 1w
Grey Heron - 1
Little Egret - 1
Sparrowhawk - 2
Rock Pipit - 2 climping beach
Chiffchaff - 1
Goldcrest - 4
Meadow Pipit - 12
Grey Partridge - 4

Yesterday late morning back of the golf course produced 1 Peregrine flying around the gas tower, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Kingfisher and a Redshank in  the river.

05 November, 2014

Another dry day with good numbers of Blackbirds in the bushes.
Great-crested Grebe - 2
Brent Geese - 12w
Peregrine - 1
Sparrowhawk - 1
Kestrel - 2
Little Egret - 1
Grey Heron - 4
Redshank - 1
Song Thrush - 1
Redwing - 1
Wood Pigeon - c3000 west
Chiffchaff - 4
Cetti's Warbler - 1
Goldcrest - 2
Grey Wagtail - 2
Pied Wagtail - 10
Skylark  - 50+
Stonechat - 10
Reed Bunting - 4
Green Woodpecker - 4

04 November, 2014

After a couple of days of dreadful weather, greeted with glorious sunshine this morning although a tad chilly, in a slight NW.

Ring-necked Parakeet - 1 flew east over the golf course
Short-eared Owl - 1 back of golf course and west beach
Black Redstart - 1 west beach
Short-eared Owl 
Cetti's Warbler - 1 reedbed
Blackcap - 6
Chiffchaff - 4
Goldcrest - 9
Stonechat - 8
Reed Bunting - 6
Skylark - c150 flock in field north of reedbed
Peregrine - 1
Sparrowhawk - 1
Buzzard - 1
Kestrel - 4
Jay - 3
Grey Partridge - 4
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Green Woodpecker - 4
Kestrel
Stock Dove - 17
Turnstone - 35
Med Gull - 1
Brent Geese - 10w


Stonechat

Jay

Green Woodpecker


02 November, 2014

In a brisk SW after the showers 1 Great Northern Diver flew west close inshore from Climping car park, at 08:33 also 1w Red-throated Diver and 1e Diver spa. 79w Brent Geese, 88w Gannet, 5w Sanderling, 1w Dunlin, 30e Oystercatcher and 2 Great-crested Grebe on the sea.

Records for yesterday 1/Nov
Brent Geese - 25w
Gannet - 3w
Mediterranean Gull - 9w
Red-breasted Merganser - 2w
Great-crested Grebe - 6 on sea
Little Egret - 2
Kestrel - 2
Stonechat - 3
Reed Bunting - 2
Linnet - 40
Skylark - 12
Meadow Pipit - 8
Jay - 1
Goldcrest - 4
Bullfinch - 1 Bailiffscourt

31 October, 2014

Combined totals for this morning in bright sunny conditions and a slight ESE breeze.
Ring Ouzel - 2 half way along road to Mill Cottage
Black Redstart -  Yacht club grounds
Grey Wagtail - 1 River
Cetti's Warbler - 1 Reedbed
Peregrine - 2
Buzzard - 1
Sparrowhawk - 2
Stonechat - 8
Goldcrest - 7
Chiffchaff - 2
Skylark - 47
Reed Bunting - 5
Brent Geese 44w
Little Egret - 3
Grey Heron - 1
Grey Partridge - 4
Kingfisher - 1
Wood Pigeon c2000 NW from 07:30-08:00

30 October, 2014

A beautiful day with a few irregular visitors in the patch this morning, nothing that scare but just enough to keep up the interest levels.

Yellowhammer - 1 bread lane
Coal Tit - 1 Atherington
Coal Tit
Cetti's Warbler - 1 Reedbed
Red-legged Partridge - 1
Kingfisher - 2
Stonechat - 8
Reed Bunting - 1
Skylark - c55
Goldcrest - 15
Chiffchaff - 3
Kestrel - 2
Jay - 2
Little Egret - 2
Grey Heron - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Brent Geese - 229 west






29 October, 2014

A very wet grey morning in the patch with the Cetti's Warbler still calling and showing in the reedbed, from the footpath at the back of the golf course, also 1 Redwing and a Kingfisher. The best count for a while of at least 24 Grey Partridge in the area, with supporting cast of 8 Stonechat, 3 Reed Bunting, 3 Jay, 2 Sparrowhawk, 42 Skylark, 45 Goldfinch, 30 Meadow Pipit, 4 Goldcrest, 2 Chiffchaff  1 Blackcap 3 Med Gull and singles of both Little Egret and Curlew.

West Beach this morning



27 October, 2014

Lovely weather in the patch this morning, not very many birds around but two nice old foes not seen for a while, and  one regular visitor not seen for several years.
Purple Sandpiper - 1 
Cettis Warbler - 1
Little Egret - 2
Purple Sandpiper - (RP)
Grey Heron  - 2
Sparrowhawk - 1
Kestrel - 1
Grey Plover - 9
Sanderling - 28
Oystercatcher - 22
Turnstone - 52
Green Woodpecker - 3
GSWP 1
Pied wagtail - 8
Meadow pipit - 20+
Skylark - 8
Stonechat - 6
Wheatear - 1
Goldcrest - 8
Chiffchaff - 4
Linnet - 80+
Reed Bunting - 3

25 October, 2014

The presence of Shooters this morning at the back of the golf course I quickly decided this was going to be a brief visit. A Short-eared Owl over the dunes being mobbed by corvids and then again flushed from behind the Mill cottage was a good early start, then 3 Brambling flying west overhead was another bonus.
Firecrest - 1
Great BB Gull Marina
Stonechat - 5
Linnet - 80
Goldfinch - 50
Siskin - 2
Chiffchaff - 4
Goldcrest - 6
Reed Bunting - 6
Snipe - 1
Grey Heron - 3
Little Egret - 2
Grey Partridge - 8
Grey Plover - 10
Sparrowhawk - 2
Buzzard - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Green Woodpecker - 2
Jay - 2
Swallow - 3w
Meadow Pipit - 17
Pied Wagtail  - 27
Grey Wagtail - 2
Skylark - 27
Song Thrush - 7
Brent Geese 5e 9w

A walk around Marsh Farm late morning  I discovered hundreds of Gull in the recently ploughed fields, which included at least 30 Mediterranean. A Raven flew north east over large number of corvids in and around the fields.
Cetti's Warbler - 1 heard only
Bullfinch - 2
Feral Canada Geese
Redwing - 3
Sparrowhawk - 1
Skylark - 45
Linnet - 20
Chiffchaff - 7
Goldcrest - 6
Yellowhammer - 3
Reed Bunting - 1
Grey Heron - 1
Teal - 1
Canada Geese - c100




24 October, 2014

A strolll around Atherington, Climping area this morning didn't produce anything of note, but as a bonus the weather stayed dry. Cloudy grey morning with a good SW breeze.
Good numbers of Brent on the move
Chiffchaff - 4
Goldcrest - 10
Siskin - 2
Stonechat - 4
Reed Bunting - 1
Linnet - 30
Meadow Pipit - 12
Pied Wagtail - 17
Skylark - 24
Buzzard - 1
Sparrowhawk - 2
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Green Woodpecker - 1
Kestrel - 1
Jay - 2
Grey Partridge - 5
Little Egret - 2
Turnstone Climping Beach
Grey Heron - 1
Common Scoter - 1w
Gannet 1w 1e
Sanderling - 7w
Turnstone  - 50 on beach
Brent Geese - 407w
Gannet 1w 1e
Grey Plover - 14
Med Gull - 64



Records for the 23rd Oct
Brent Geese - 127w
Med Gull  - 2
Kestrel  - 1
Grey Heron - 2
Little Egret  - 5
Dunlin - 1
Turnstone - 24
Oystercatcher - 18
Green Woodpecker - 2
Great Spotted Woodpecker - 1
Pied Wagtail - 16
Skylark - 2
Meadow Pipit - 60
Stonechat - 5
Chiffchaff  - 2
Goldcrest - 5
Reed Bunting - 2
Little Owl - 1 heard only

21 October, 2014

Sea watch from Climping cap park this morning in a NW wind produced 7w Gannet, 2w Grey Plover, 1w Razorbill, 4e Common Scoter, 26w Brent Geese, 12w Sanderling, 5e Med Gull, and 6 Ringed Plover on the beach. The highlight of the day was a Merlin flying west over Atherington pools. 2 Stonechat, 2 Chiffchaff, and a couple of Goldcrest were the only other birds seen in blustery conditions.



Herring Gulls above

Black-headed Gull
Very quiet yesterday in the patch a cloudy start with bright intervals and a hint of a westerly breeze. Small numbers of Swallow over the dunes and several of both Pied Wagtail and Meadow Pipit.

Chiffchaff - 9
Still plenty of Stonechat in the area
Kestrel
Goldcrest - 6
Siskin - 3
Wheatear - 1
Jay - 3
Reed Bunting - 6
Stonechat - 12
Skylark - 30
Grey Heron - 1
Little Egret - 1
Brent Goose - 1w
Sparrowhawk - 2
Buzzard - 1
Green Woodpecker - 4
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Mediterranean Gull - 1

18 October, 2014

Received reports of a very exciting day in the patch this morning with the news of a STONE CURLEW, seen in flight three times in  fields north of the golf course, a very rare bird along the coast and the county in general. Also this morning a YELLOW-BROWNED WARBLER , seen in the horse paddock off bread lane and at least 2 Ring Ouzel.

16 October, 2014

A bright start to the morning and again no wind produced a new patch tick for myself in the form of a GREAT GREY SHRIKE, located at 10:20 in the field north of the golf course, access from the 3rd Metal gate from Ferry Road.  Not seen since 11:55 when flushed my a tractor the bird may still be in the area. Apologies for the poor record shots.

Great Grey Shrike
Ring Ouzel - 6
Kingfisher - 2
Goldcrest - 10
Chiffchaff - 15
Blackcap -
Pied Wagtail - 50
Meadow Pipit - 34
Reed Bunting - 5
Stonechat - 2
Grey Heron - 2
Little Egret - 3
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Buzzard - 2
Sparrowhaw - 1
Kestrel - 1
House Martin - 10
Swallow - c60


One of 6 Ring Ouzel in the area today






15 October, 2014

A grey cloudy morning without a hint of any wind i hit the golf course, it did not produce the goodies that were hoped for but still good totals for this time of year.  Plenty of Swallow and small flocks of Goldfinch moving east, and a notable increase in Blackbirds and Robins.

Ring Ouzel - 1 by the 12th tee feeding on hawthorn at 11:00
Goldcrest - 16
Chiffchaff - 15
Blackcap - 6
Stonechat - 7
Reed Bunting - 5
Wheatear - 1
Mistle Thrush - 2
Pied Wagtail - 75 good numbers feeding on the golf course
Meadow Pipit - 45
Jay - 4
Kestrel - 1
Sparrowhawk - 1
Kingfisher - 1
Med Gull - 7
Lesser-black backed Gull - 1
Little Egret - 6
Grey Heron - 1
Curlew - 1e
Grey Partridge - 12
Brent Geese - 462w mostly from 12:40 - 14:00 when the wind went round south east before the rain


12 October, 2014

A walk up river to Ford from the Tesco roundabout this afternoon produced 2 RAVEN, high over Ford Prison drifting north west,  roosting on the river bank were a total of 8 Common Sandpiper, 2 Kingfisher, 10 Redshank, 2 Grey Heron, 6 Little Egret, and 1 Med Gull flew north.  In and around the adjacent fields 8 Curlew, 1 Snipe, 10 Grey Partridge, singles of both Buzzard and Sparrowhawk, 54 Mute Swan, 39 Mallard 3 Yellowhammer  5 Chiffchaff,  and good numbers of Meadow Pipit.

This morning at Climping Beach very quiet although flocks of Goldfinch moving east totalled c450  At least 8 Stonechat, along the beach, with16 Chiffchaff, 7 Blackcap, in the bushes along with 6 Goldcrest. 45 Skylark, 45 Meadow Pipit, and good numbers of Linnet and Pied Wagtail in the fields. Offshore 6 Curlew, 1e 3w Brent Geese, 7 Med Gull, 2 Grey Heron, 3w Sandwich Tern, 2 Dunlin, 3 Jay, 3 Kestrel and 15 Grey Partridge.


10 October, 2014

Out mid morning due to other commitments, cloudy, sunny spells and heavy showers produced good numbers of Brent moving offshore but very little else.
Artic Skua - 1 dark phase west at 10:56
Brent Geese - 261w
Common Scoter - 4w
Oystercatcher - 40 on beach
Ringed Plover - 66 in field west of car park
Turnstone - 60
Sanderling - 12
Med Gull - 8
Little Egret - 5
Grey Heron - 1
Chiffchaff - 13
Linnet - c150
Reed Bunting - 1
Skylark - 12
Meadow Pipit - 35
Pied Wagtail - 19
Swallow - 130
House Martin - 17e
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Green Woodpecker - 1
Wheatear - 5 around the car park
Stonechat - 2
Buzzard - 2
Sparrowhawk - 1
Kestrel - 2
Grey Partridge - 4



06 October, 2014

Out before the heavy rain  arrived and hopeful of some goodies, they didn't materialise but good numbers moving west nevertheless.
Gannet - 90
Brent Geese - 90w 9e
Wigeon - 10
Shelduck - 9
Med Gull - 3
Kittiwake - 3
Sandwich Tern - 4
Common Scoter - 1
Ringed Plover -  7 on beach

05 October, 2014

Cold bright sunny morning without the hint of a breeze resulted in minimal passage offshore, the highlight of the morning being a WOODLARK calling flying west over the car park at Climping Beach.

Still plenty of Chiffchaff in the area
Sandwich Tern - 3
Med Gull - 1
Great-crested Grebe  - 2
Grey Partridge in field west of Bailiffscourt

Grey Heron - 1
Little Egret - 1
Jay - 2
Reed Bunting - 2
Stonechat - 5
Wheatear - 1
Pied Wagtail - 120
Grey Wagtail - 1
Meadow Pipit - 38
Linnet - 30
Chiffchaff - 42
Blackcap - 7
Goldcrest - 10
Buzzard - 2
Sparrowhawk - 2



Yesterday Sat 4th Seawatch

Great Skua - 1w
Gannet - 57w 10e
Sandwich Tern - 2w 2e
Med Gull - 7w
Kittiwake - 1w
Brent Geese - 54w 5e
Wigeon 10w
Teal 6w
Dunlin 2w
Rock Pipit - 1

03 October, 2014

Quick walk this evening along the river produced 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher 20e Pied Wagtail and 10 Grey Partridge in the field.

A bright sunny still morning produced a HEN HARRIER picked up moving east from West Beach, seemed to arch back west and flew off  high south west out to sea.

Wheatear - 2
Goldcrest - 11
Stonechat - 5
Grey Wagtail - 2
Pied Wagtail - 42
Chiffchaff - 36
Blackcap - 18
Reed Bunting - 8
Linnet - 120
Meadow Pipit - 50
Skylark - 12
Jay - 2
Peregrine - 1
Buzzard - 2
Sparrowhawk - 1
Kestrel - 3
Brent Geese - 43w 3e
Sandwich Tern - 9w 5e
Bart-tailed Godwit 6
Turnstone - 90
Wigeon - 8w
Teal - 1w
Great-crested Grebe - 2
Gannet - 3
Grey Heron - 2
Little Egret - 1


01 October, 2014

Very quiet in the patch this morning, cloudy start with an early shower, wind then ceased and  produced a bright sunny morning with a westerly breeze. The highlight being a MERLIN that flew west over the golf course.
Grey Wagtail Atherington Lodge Roof

Sparrowhawk - 2
Buzzard  - 2
Kestrel - 1
Grey Partridge - 18
Wheatear - 4
Stonechat - 3
Pied Wagtail - 85
Grey Wagtail - 2
Linnet - 50
Meadow Pipit - 65
Jay - 3
Skylark - 10
Green Woodpecker Horse Field
Blackcap - 5
Chiffchaff - 26
Goldcrest - 8
Green Woodpecker - 3
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Grey Heron - 1
Little Egret - 1
Curlew - 1
Med Gull - 1


29 September, 2014

Grey mild day with virtually no wind at all. Some movement of Wagtails, and Meadow Pipits, but no real hirundine numbers.
Grey Heron - 2
Little Egret - 2
Kingfisher - 1
Great-crested Grebe - 3
Sparrowhawk - 2
Kestrel - 1
Pied Wagtail - 75
Grey Wagtail - 1
Meadow Pipit - 45
Stonechat - 5
Skylark - 10
Reed Bunting - 3
Chiffchaff - 56
Blackcap - 26
Goldcrest - 2

28 September, 2014

Garden Warbler Bailiffscourt
Garden Warbler - 1
Chiffchaff - 25
Blackcap - 5
Yellow Wagtail - 2
Pied Wagtail - 37E
Stonechat - 3
Pied Wagtail - 30
Goldcrest - 6
Grey Partridge - 7
Buzzard - 1
Sparrowhawk -1
Grey Heron - 2
Little Egret - 2
Curlew - 3
Grey Heron - 2

Mass clearout overnight with very little movement overhead although Meadow Pipits still present in reasonable numbers, and a small trickle of Swallow moving through.

27 September, 2014

Cloudy start without a hint of a breeze and a constant passage of mainly Swallow passing through east this morning, and large groups of House Martin higher up in lesser numbers. Several large flocks of Meadow Pipit and Linnet in the fields, and notably a lot more Blackbirds in the area.

Chiffchaff - c70
Goldcrest - 11
Reed Bunting - 4
Blackcap - 7
Wheatear - 1
Stonechat - 5
Pied Wagtail - 16
Lesser Whitethroat - 1
Spotted Flycatcher - 1
Mistle Thrush - 1
Kestrel - 2
Med Gull - 6
Common Gull - 12
Sandwich Tern - 2
Little Egret - 2
Curlew - 1
Brent Goose - 1w
Grey Partridge - 7

25 September, 2014

The highlight of the morning was a RAVEN which flew over Bailiffscourt cronking before drifting west, also pretty much routine fare with 25 Blackcap, 24 Chiffchaff, 3 Whitethroat, 5 Goldcrest, c70 Meadow Pipit, 5 Wheatear and c250 Swallow west.



23 September, 2014

Misty start this morning with singles of Common Sandpiper, Kingfisher and Little Egret along the river. Onto the patch and the flat calm sea produced the first movement of  Brent Geese with 28w.
Slightly smaller numbers to yesterday of both Blackcap and Chiffchaff, but still plenty around and two coveys of Grey Partridge totalled 16.

One of Several Chiffchaff around Atherington
Mediterranean Gull - 2
Common Gull - 7
Sandwich Tern - 3
Goldcrest - 6
Reed Warbler - 1
Reed Bunting - 8
Stonechat - 13
Whitethroat - 2
Wheatear - 11
Jay - 3
Buzzard - 2
Grey Partridge - 16
Skylark - 6



Records for Tuesday 22nd
Chilly bright start to proceeding this morning with a easterly breeze, birds were certainly on the move.  A  group of 50 mainly House Martin feeding over the dunes, and Swallow movement continued throughout the morning.  Blackcap and Chiffchaff numbers both reached well over the hundred mark as did Meadow Pipit.

Plenty of Stonechat around the golf course
Stonechat - 12
Yellow Wagtail - 8
Grey Wagtail - 4
Pied Wagtail - 10
Garden Warbler - 1
Whinchat - 2
Whitethroat - 2
Lesser Whitethroat - 2
Wheatear - 10
Sedge Warbler - 1
Reed Warbler - 2
Goldcrest - 6
Reed Bunting - 11
Skylark - 8
Jay - 3
Kingfisher - 1
Grey Heron - 3
Little Egret - 2
Grey Partridge - 9
Kestrel - 3
Sparrowhawk - 2
Buzzard - 4
Peregrine - 1 gas tower
Bar-tailed Godwit - 3
Grey Plover - 1
Green Woodpecker -3
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1