Rock Thrush Morocco April 2016

24 November, 2015

A bit of movement this morning off Climping car park with all three divers noted, a Velvet Scoter and a Slav Grebe that drifted east then back west.
Velvet Scoter - 1W 
Slavonian Grebe - 1 on sea 
Great Northern Diver - 2W
Black-throated Diver - 1E
Red-throated Diver - 1W
Diver sp - 4E
Brent Geese 32E 41W
Common Scoter - 1E
Great-crested Grebe - 15W 3E and 7 on sea
Red-breasted Merganser - 9W 5E
Mediterranean Gull - 2W 1E 1 on sea
Razorbill - 1W
Grey Plover - 37 in field end of long wood
Dunlin - 1
Slav Grebe
Peregrine - 1W
Buzzard - 1
Kestrel - 1
Sparrowhawk - 1
Pied Wagtail - 7
Siskin - 2
Stonechat - 1
Chiffchaff - 1
Goldcrest - 3



23 November, 2015

Highlight of the morning for one lucky observer was a Lapland Bunting calling over head from the golf course but not reloacted. Combined totals for the rest of the morning below; 

Blackbird
Lapland Bunting - 1
Peregrine - 2
Buzzard - 2
Kestrel - 2
Water Rail - 1
Gannet 1E
Grey Heron - 2
Wood Pigeon - 60
Red-throared Diver - 5W
Red-breasted Merganser - 10E 2W
Great-crested Grebe - 12
Shelduck - 1W
Razorbill - 1W
Brent Geese - 20W 5E & 10 on beach
Grey Plover - 37
Redshank - 2
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Reed Bunting - 2
Greenfinch - 50
Linnet - 40
Goldfinch - 70
Siskin - 7
Meadow Pipit - 19
Skylark - 9
Stonechat - 1
Song Thrush - 7
Grey Wagtail - 1
Goldcrest - 7


A walk around Marsh Farm this afternoon produced 2 Firecrest on track down to the level crossing.
Firecrest - 2 
Goldcrest - 4
Chiffchaff - 1
Bullfinch - 5
Siskin - 10
Skylark - 3
Redwing - 11
Fieldfare - 7
Grey Wagtail - 1
Yellowhammer - 6
Buzzard - 3
Sparrowhawk - 1
Kestrel - 1
Gadwall - 57
At least 2 Firecrest today
Teal - 19
Pochard - 5
Water Rail - 1
Grey Heron - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Green Woodpecker - 1



Several Bullfinch Marsh Farm

Fieldfare


17 November, 2015

With the the Environment Agency back for the winter moving the shingle,  the beach was not as productive as yesterday, but another Great Northern Diver this time heading west.
Great Northern Diver - 1W
Great Northern Diver, honestly
Shoveler - 1W
Gannet - 4W
Great-crested Grebe - 7 4W 3 on sea
Brent Geese - 3W
Sanderling - 15
Dunlin - 1
Turnstone - c. 70
Grey Plover - 1W
Curlew - 1W
Little Egret - 1
Grey Heron - 1
Mediterranean Gull - 7
Meadow Pipit Climping Beach
Goldfinch - 55W
Siskin - 2W
Pied Wagtail - 14
Meadow Pipit - 6
Stonechat - 2



Mediterranean Gull

Turnstone

16 November, 2015

Sea watch from Climping car park, very grey start, intermittent sunny spells mid morning with the wind from west south west. First good count of Brent Geese along the beach.
Great Northern Diver - 1E
Red-Throated Diver 1W
Slavonian Grebe - 1 on sea
Brent Geese - 245E  51W
Mediterranean Gull - 15W
Sanderling - c.100W
Turnstone - 120 on beach & west
Oystercatcher - 11 beach
Golden Plover - 5 fields west of Bailiffscourt
Grey Plover - 3E 1W
Wigeon - 1W
Great-crested Grebe - 1W
Kingfisher - 1
Kestrel - 1
Meadow Pipit - 5
Linnet - 33
Pied Wagtail - 9
Goldcrest - 2


11 November, 2015

 Very quiet in the patch over the last few days even with some good coverage, with very little moving offshore. 
Sanderling Climping Beach

West Beach
Turnstone - 40
Sanderling - 20
Meadow Pipit - 15
Greenfinch - 2
Pied Wagtail - 1
Brent Geese - 5w
Ringed Plover - 2w
Oystercatcher - 11
Goldfinch - 15w

Climping 
2nd Winter Herring Gull
Mediterranean Gull - 8
Great-crested Grebe - 3 os
Brent Geese - 7w
Curlew - 3w
Grey Plover 2w
Sanderling - 45w
Turnstone - 75 on beach & west
Pied Wagtail - 6
Meadow Pipit - 3
Siskin - 2
Goldcrest - 6
Linnet - 3
Song Thrush - 1
Kestrel - 1
Kingfisher - 1 Ath Pools
Common Gull 
Cormorant Marina
Kestrel

Pied Wagtail


Climping - Tuesday 10th Nov
Brent Geese - 25w 5e
Sanderling - 41w 2e
Turnstone c. 100
Oystercatcher - 6w
Mediterranean Gull - 11w 1e
Great-crested Grebe - 
Diver spa - 1e

08 November, 2015

Highlight of the morning was a Firecrest around Atherington pools, with very little moving offshore.
Brent Geese - 10E 6W
Wigeon - 14W
Mediterranean Gull - 5W
Great-crested Grebe - 2W 1 on sea
Curlew - 1E
Red-breasted Merganser - 5E
Sanderling - 3
Firecrest - 1
Goldcrest - 17
Goldfinch - 175E
Redpoll - 3E
Linnet - 65E
Siskin - 7
Pied Wagtail - 20
Skylark - 5
Meadow Pipit - 11
Reed Bunting - 1
Kestrel - 2
Sparrowhawk - 1
Jay - 3
Green Woodpecker - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1


03 November, 2015

A grey mild morning with the nothing moving offshore even with a south easterly. Small  flocks of Finches on the move east, a clear out of Goldcrest over night.
Goldfinch - c.450
Siskin - 15
Redpoll - 7
Linnet - 50
Meadow Pipit - 17
Pied Wagtail - 27
Skylark - 7
Reed Bunting - 2
Goldcrest - 15
Mistle Thrush - 2
Treecreeper - 1
Stonechat - 2
Kestrel - 1
Sparrowhawk - 1
Grey Heron - 2
Grey Plover - 2
Sanderling - 47
Curlew - 21
Kingfisher - 1
Mediterranean Gull - 13
Great-crested Grebe - 5

02 November, 2015

Very mild for the time of year, no wind but with fog over the coast line until mid morning. Combined totals today include 2 Coal Tit seen in trees by the metal gate along Climping street before the hotel entrance. 


Goldcrest in good numbers today
Coal Tit - 2 
Chiffchaff - 3
Goldcrest - c.75
Grey Wagtail - 1
Pied Wagtail - 25
Meadow Pipit - 20
Redpoll - 7
Siskin - 16
Skylark - 13
Brent - Geese - 11w 7& 16 on beach
Great-crested Grebe - 3
Mediterranean Gull - 5
Sanderling - 11w
Grey Heron - 2
Peregrine 
Little Egret - 1
Kingfisher - 1
Grey Partridge - 5
Peregrine - 2
Sparrowhawk - 1
Kestrel - 1
Buzzard - 1
Swallow - 2




Dartford Warbler on Climping Beach sunday 1st Nov.  photo's by Dorian Mason