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22 May, 2015

A stroll around West Beach and the back of the golf course this morning proved very quiet, singles of Wheatear and Cetti's Warbler were the highlights, with a few Sandwich Tern offshore, with several of each Reed Warbler, Whitethroat and Blackcap and evidence of breeding Meadow Pipit.

Onto Marsh Farm with 2-3 Cuckoo flying around the area, pairs of Common Tern, Great-crested Grebe, and Pochard, good numbers of Reed Warbler still singing with lesser numbers of Sedge,Yellowhammer, and Reed Bunting, 7 Swift, 2 Cetti's Warbler  and singles of Lapwing, and Grey Heron.

19 May, 2015

Highlight of a quiet morning was a single Great-northern Diver from Climping car park., also the ever present small number of Gannets and Sandwich Tern moving offshore, the best of the rest being:
Great-crested Grebe - 5os
Shelduck 6w
Dunlin - 17w
Fulmar - 1
Bar-tailed Godwit - 1w
Whimbrel - 1
Fulmar - 1e
Peregrine - 1
Grey Partridge - 4
Little Egret - 2
Swift - 9n
Wheatear - 2 west beach

14 May, 2015

An hour seawatch from 06:50 at Climping Beach this morning produced;

Gannet - 53e 9w
Sandwich Tern - 15e 4w
Fulmar - 1w
Common Scoter - 5w
Dunlin 2e
Auk sp - 1e 1w
Whimbrel - 1e

Yesterday Wed 13th May

Hobby - 1 flew west over bread lane
Buzzard - 3
Kestrel - 2
Grey Partridge - 2
Little Egret - 3
Cetti's Warbler - 1
Reed Warbler - 11
Sedge Warbler - 4
Whitethroat - 12
Chiffchaff - 4
Blackcap - 8
Reed Bunting - 3
Swift - 2
Swallow - 22

On Tuesday 12th a good count of 16 Reed Warbler in the patch also 1 Spotted Flycatcher in first wood.

10 May, 2015

c70 Gannet offshore this morning following a pair of trawlers, but little else moving, although 7 Great-crested Grebe on the sea. A Hobby dashed through east over bread lane at 07:30, 2 Grey Partridge and 4 Wheatear around west beach, 4 Spotted Fly in the area and singing Cetti's Warbler was the best of the rest.

Marsh Farm late morning:
Cuckoo -1
Cetti's Warbler - 2
Great-crested Grebe - 3
Grey Heron - 1
Pochard - 3
Tufted Duck - 5
Shelduck - 1
Reed Warbler - 11
Sedge Warbler - 5
Yellowhammer - 3
Reed Bunting - 4
Swift - 4
Swallow - 7
Blackcap - 10

09 May, 2015

Another attempt at a sea watch at Climping this morning which proved uneventful with the usual mix of Gannet and Sandwich Tern offshore, small numbers of Swallow moving north with just a couple of Swift. Combined totals for this morning:

Great Northern Diver  - 3 2os & 1w @ 07:50
Great-crested Grebe - 6os
Fulmar - 1w
Shelduck - 4w
Bat-tailed Godwit - 1w
Whimbrel - 2w
Sanderling 7w
Spotted Flycatcher - upto 9 (7 back of Mill and 2 First Wood)
Lesser Whitethroat - 1
Grey Partridge - 2

Good numbers of Spotted Fly in the patch today
Yesterday Fri 8th May

Gannet - 70e 20w
Little Tern - 1e
Sandwich Tern - 75e 15w
Common Tern - 12e
Great-crested Grebe - 4os
Common Scoter - 5e
Whimbrel - 2e
Swallow - 25ne
Little Egret - 4

06 May, 2015

 Not a vintage day by any means with the wind too westerly and too strong! But still a few things in a watch from 10.50-11.20 and 11.30-12.30 near the carpark and between there and Climping Gap. Plus behind the golf course and along to the car park from 10.00 to 10.50

Arctic Skua – 1W
Fulmar – 1W
Gannet – 4E
Sandwich Tern – 3E
Cormorant – 2W
Great Crested Grebe – 2 os
Sanderling – 3 beach
Turnstone – 15 beach
Oystercatcher – 2 near footbridge over Arun
Little Egret – 1 horse paddocks
Swallow – 8 in off
Linnet – 10 along beach
Blackcap – 1 path behind golf course
Reed Warbler – 1 path behind golf course
Sedge Warbler - 2 path behind golf course

Whitethroat – 5 mill to car park 

05 May, 2015

An hour seawatch fom 09:30 at Climping this morning produced :
Great Skua - 1e @ 10:36
Gannet - 52w 15e
Fulmar - 2e
Commic Tern 1e
Swift - 27n
Swallow - 23n
Lesser Whitethroat - 1

Combined records for Monday 4th May, and the best sighting of the day was a large pod of  probable Dolphins off Climping Beach moving west, also good number of Gannets offshore following the trawlers so numbers may be duplicated. numbers of Swallow moving through north.

Artic Skua - 1e @ 10:30
Little Tern  - 3w
Common Tern - 2w
Sandwich Tern -24w 10e
Gannet - 91w 30e
Shelduck - 5w
Common Scoter - 35e
Brent Geese - 3e
Sanderling - 11
Ringed Plover - 2w
Whinchat - 1
Wheatear - 2
Swallow good numbers moving north