African Skimmer Cameroon Apr 2018

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.