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31 October, 2015

Quiet in the patch this morning with a Black Redstart seen around Climping car park for its second day, small numbers of Siskin and Redpoll moving east and 10 Grey Partridge. 

29 October, 2015

A mass clearout of Goldcrest must have occured last night with only small numbers present this morning, although the blustery conditions may have prevented a few showing. Records this morning forr west beach and the golf course.
Treecreper - 1
Goldcrest - 7
Chiffchaff - 2
Goldfinch - 80E
Redpoll - 2E
Skylark - 5
Pied Wagtail - 11
Meadow Pipit - 12
Greenfinch - c. 60
Brent Geese - 28W
Turnstone - 42
Sanderling - 3
Grey Plover - 1W
Oystercatcher - 11
Stonechat - 2
Grey Partridge - 10




28 October, 2015

No sign of the Yellow-browed Warbler reported from Bailiffscourt yesterday but still plenty of Goldcrest and 1 Firecrest in the area.  Dartford Warbler still at Climping beach, 2 Grey Wagtail,  and 6 Chiffchaff. 1 Kingfisher 3 Chiffchaff,  2 Blackcap, 50 Skylark, and 35 Goldcrest, with small numbers of Siskin and Redpoll in and around first wood.

27 October, 2015

A Yellow-browned Warbler heard several times around the entrance to Bailiffscourt but not seen, and  c. 100 Goldcrest in the area. Also this morning a  single Dartford Warbler at Climping Beach.

26 October, 2015

A blustery but mild morning on the patch with enough birds to hold your interest but nothing unexpected.

Sparrowhawk - 1
Buzzard - 1
Kestrel - 1
Grey Heron - 1
Grey Rartridge - 5
Little Grebe - 1
Water rail - 1
Med Gull - 6
Redshank - 1
Kingfisher - 2
Grey Wagtail - 1
Pied Wagtail - 20
Skylark - 45
Stonechat - 3
Goldcrest - 35
Chiffchaff - 5
Goldfinch - 80
Linnet - 250
Siskin a few overhead east


23 October, 2015

Great Grey Shrike seen around the horse paddock and nearby fields this morning, showing well until 12:30 at least when it was flushed by a overhead  drone. 2 Dartford Warbler in the Tamerisk on Climping Beach west of the car park, and at  least 2 Short-eared Owl still in the area.  Small numbers of finches still on the move east including 2 Brambling, 1 of which was lingering around Atherington pools. 7 Grey Partridge and a large flock of Linnet totalling c250 seen in the fields.

 Late news of a Lesser Whitethroat and a presumed Saker Falcon with jessies.

Pictures by Dick Nnapp of today's Great Grey Shrike and Dartford Warbler




20 October, 2015

At least 5 Short-eared Owl in the patch this morning, with four together flushed from the rife at Climping and another in fields west of the car park. At Climping beach nine Egyptian Goose flew west over the tideline. Small flocks of Goldfinch and Siskin still moving east 
One of five in the area today

Short-eared Owl - 5
Egyptian Geese - 9W
Brambling - 6
Redpoll - 11
Chiffchaff - 33
Goldcrest - 15
Blackcap - 11
Wheatear - 1
Meadow Pipit - 25
Linnet - 45
Reed Bunting - 3
Treecreeper - 1
Redwing - 1
Grey Heron
Kingfisher - 2
Little Egret - 3
Peregrine - 2
Kestrel - 2
Sparrowhawk - 1
House Martin - 3
Swallow - 15
Green Woodpecker - 4
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Jay - 2


Plenty of Chiffs back of golf course

Little Egret
Long-tailed Tit 
Meadow Pipit
Male Stonechat


19 October, 2015

2-3 Short-eared Owl performing around West Beach this morning, a Merlin, and 3 Brambling east with the diminishing number of Finches were the highlights. 

Short-eared Owl
Short-eared Owl - 2-3 
Merlin - 1
Brambling - 3
Chiffchaff - 23
Goldcrest - 12
Reed Bunting - 4
Pied Wagtail - 25
Skylark - 22
Redpoll - 10
Goldfinch - 150
Wheatear - 1
Linnet - 35
Stonechat - 3
Swallow - 80
House Martin - 13
 West Beach sand dunes
Meadow Pipit - 27
Mistle Thrush - 1
Kestrel - 1
Buzzard - 3
Peregrine - 1
Sparrowhawk - 1
Grey Heron - 3
Little Egret - 2
Grey Partridge - 5
Kingfisher - 1
Water Rail - 1
Water Vole - 1



Meadow Pipit West Beach
Blackcap First Wood
Little Egret Golf Course

18 October, 2015

With plenty of coverage in the patch again this morning unfortunately resulted in little return for the efforts, highlights being 2 Brambling, Coal Tit and Rock Pipit. Still a good movement of Finches on the move although in reduced numbers from the past week, and small numbers of  Hirundine continue to feature. Pied Wagtail present in good numbers this morning with c100  and 3 Grey Wagtail. The best of the rest being Kingfisher, Mistle Thrush and Water Rail heard from the reedbed.

Yesterday Sat 18th 4 Short-eared Owl flushed from the dunes at West Beach was a memorable sight.

16 October, 2015

Usual fare again this morning despite the good coverage in the patch, the prolonged N/NE weather has resulted in a very quiet period, although hopefully better times to come.
Peregrine - 2
Little Owl - 1
Buzzard - 2
Kestrel - 2
Curlew - 2
Kingfisher - 2
Water Rail - 2
Pied Wagtail - 80
Meadow Pipit - 40
Stonechat - 7
Goldcrest - 4
Coal Tit -1 (not continental)
Long tailed Tit - 25
Chiffchaff - 24
Blackcap - 1
Siskin - 100+
Goldfinch - 300+
Redpoll - 10
Swallows and House Martins over the sand dunes at West Beach  in reasonable numbers.


15 October, 2015

Spent the morning wandering around the golf course, counting Goldfinch moving through east.
Stonechat
 Goldfinch - c 800 e
Siskin - c 120
Redpoll - 3
Pied Wagtail - 44
Reed Bunting - 3
Skylark - 8
Meadow Pipit - 16
Stonechat - 3
Chiffchaff - 17
Goldcrest - 7
Blackcap - 5
Teal - 1
Brent Geese - 3 west beach
Kingfisher - 2
Turnstone 
Treecreeper - 1 first wood
Kestrel - 2
Buzzard - 1
Green Woodpecker - 3
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Grey Heron - 1
Little Egret - 1
House Martin - 20
Swallow - 100



Chiffchaff
Plenty of Pied Wag on the golf course
Buzzard


A flock of 30 Redwing moving north over Marsh Farm on Wed 14th were the only birds of note.

Records for Tues 13th covering Climping end of the patch.
Pied Wagtail - 30
Siskin - 60
Redpoll - 8
Goldfinch - c 400
Skylark - 15
Linnet - 17
Meadow Pipit - 40
Chiffchaff - 18
Stonechat - 6
Wheatear - 1
Kestrel - 2
Buzzard - 3
Sparrowhawk - 2
Great- spotted Woodpecker - 2
Green Woodpecker - 1
Swallow - 80
House Martin - 17
Brent Geese - 11W 1E



12 October, 2015

Unfortunately nothing to sing and shout about this morning, with the breeze coming from the north, and good numbers of Finches moving  East, surely something good has to turn up soon. Combined totals for this morning coverage
Firecrest - 2 Atherington
Chiffchaff - 32
Reed Bunting West Beach
Goldcrest - 15
Wheatear - 2 West Beach
Blackcap - 19
Siskin - 150
Redpoll - 65
Linnet - 120
Goldfinch - 450
Meadow Pipit - 50
Grey Wagtail - 1
Pied Wagtail - 30E plus 40 in fields
Reed Bunting - 5
Stonechat - 12
Skylark - 22
Swallow - 100
House Martin - 20
Jay - 2
Green Woodpecker - 2
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Carrion Crow - 70
Buzzard - 1
Sparrowhawk - 2
Kestrel - 1
Grey Heron - 2
Little Egret - 1
Oystercatcher - 11
Kingfisher - 1
Turnstone - 43
Stonechat Atherington
Sanderling - 1
Gannet - 2w
Brent Geese 7w




Chiffchaff Atherington Pools
Jay Bailiffscourt

11 October, 2015

Fewer of most things from yesterday but with signs of winter on the way;

Brent Geese  95
Pintail 11
Gannet 1
Common Sandpiper 1
Dunlin 1
Peregrine 1
Buzzard 3
Sparrowhawk 2
Kestrel 1
Jay 3
Grey Heron 2
Little Egret 4
Kingfisher 2
Mistle Thrush 6
Pied Wagtail 120
Meadow Pipit 50
Stonechat 10
Skylark 66
Goldcrest 12
Chiffchaff 12
Blackcap 5
Goldfinch 450
Siskin 200
Chaffinch 10
Redpoll 9
Reed Bunting 1
Swallows and House Martins fewer than yesterday


Combined totals for Saturday 10th Oct

Grey Heron 6
Grey Partridge 6-8
Buzzard 2
Sparrowhawk 3
Kestrel 2
Hobby 1
Peregrine 1
Pintail 20
Kingfisher 4
Carrion Crow 105
Jay 2
Song Thrush 2
Redstart 1
Green Woodpecker 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker 3
Skylark 35
Yellow Wagtail 4
Pied Wagtail 120+
Meadow pipit 150+
Stonechat 14
Goldcrest 14
Chiffchaff 10
Reed Warbler 1
Blackcap 10
Goldfinch 800
Siskin 200
Redpoll 20
Linnet 200
Reed bunting 1
Swallows and. House Martin passing through in good numbers

09 October, 2015

As of yesterday really with a cold bright start lots of birds on the move early on, and then by mid morning things starting to deteriorate. Good numbers of Finches moving east along with Meadow Pipits in the fields and on the golf course, and several Goldcrests in the trees. Birds of note from today being a Short-eared Owl flushed from the dunes at West Beach, a Lesser Whitethroat and 6 Grey Partridge.

Lesser Whitethroat


08 October, 2015

A brisk start to a lively morning with lots of birds moving through east, unfortunately by mid morning the sun appears producing a lovely fine day and all the bird activity grinds to a halt. Some people are never happy. Combined totals for the morning; 
Ring Ouzel - 1 Bailiffscourt 16:20
Treecreper - 1
Med Gull - 5
Stock Dove - 7
Firecrest - 2 Mill and In Tamerisk on road
 Redpoll back of golf course
Goldcrest - 30
Chiffchaff - 80
Blackcap - 45
Reed Warbler - 2
Redpoll - 80
Siskin - 60
Yellow Wagtail - 1
Grey Wagtail - 1
Pied Wagtail - 40
Meadow Pipit - 80
Wheatear - 2
Skylark - 12
Siskin at the Mill
Reed Bunting - 2
Mistle Thrush - 2
Song Thrush - 6
Buzzard - 1
Sparrowhawk - 1
Kestrel - 2
Green Woodpecker - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Jay - 2
Kingfisher - 1
Little Egret - 8
Grey Heron - 4
Red-legged Partridge - 1
Wren 


Goldcrest Mill Cottage



Wed 7th Oct Atherington - Climping
I flushed a small bird from the long grass of the right hand field off bread lane this morning. It was no more than about 12 feet away at the closet and dived over the rife giving a weak single call, I though at the time a possible Quail. Checking the area and walking the over side of the rife I came across the decapitated remains of a corpse, pictures attached below, hope it will not put you off your dinner.

Stonechat - 6
Reed Warbler - 1 Bread Lane
Meadow Pipit - 33
Blackcap - 12
Chiffchaff - 9
Goldcrest - 15
Treecreeper - 1
Redpoll - 12
Siskin - 5w 16e
Goldfinch - 45
Linnet - 22
Skylark - 5
Gannet 5w
Med Gull - 8
Sanderling - 8w
Turnstone - 57
Buzzard - 3
Kestrel - 1
House Martin - 25
Swallow - 12




Redpoll Atherington


06 October, 2015

Windy morning with intermittent showers produced a few Goldcrest moving through first wood and probably many more than counted, also good numbers of Meadow Pipit on the golf course.
House Martin - 30e
Swallow - 17
Jay - 3
Blackcap - 5
Chiffchaff - 4
Goldcrest - 11
Meadow Pipit - 75 golf course
Stonechat - 5-10
Siskin - 25
Redpoll - 2
Skylark - 15
Wheatear - 1
Kestrel - 2
Sparrowhawk - 1
Little Egret - 2
Turnstone - 27
Oystercatcher - 3
Brent Geese - 3e


01 October, 2015

Another  bright start to the day with the easterly wind picking up by mid morning. Good coverage today found good numbers of  Finches on the move heading east through the patch.  A late report of a Merlin chasing Swallows on Tuesday 29th Sept.

Coal Tit - 2 moving north bread lane
Siskin - c275
Redpoll - 6
Goldfinch - 160
Linnet - 50
Skylark - 19
Stonechat - 6
Yellow Wagtail - 5
Pied Wagtail - 45
Whitethroat - 1
Blackcap - 17
Chiffchaff - 12
Goldcrest - 7
Reed Warbler - 1
Cetti's Warbler - 1
Reed Bunting - 1
Meadow Pipit - 50
Wheatear - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Green Woodpecker - 3
Jay - 3
Water Rail - 1
Kingfisher - 1
Little Egret - 2
Grey Heron - 1
Buzzard - 2
Kestrel - 1