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29 December, 2015

A Little Gull commuting between Littlehampton beach and the first field west of the golf course with several Black-headed Gull until midday at least. 3 large flocks of duck moving distantly west offshore c.200, a small flock consisting of 12 birds held both Wigeon and Pintail. Also 1 Diver sp east, 1w Shelduck, 10 Meadow Pipit, a Stonechat in the paddock, and singles of both Kestrel and Buzzard.

28 December, 2015

Far too busy in the patch this morning, dog walkers I mean. With a good SSE blow and bright conditions I was hopeful of some movement offshore, alas everything too far out, even the Brent moving distantly.

Brent Geese - 63e
Red-breasted Merganser - 3 on sea
Mediterranean Gull - 5w
Grey Plover - 49 on beach
Sanderling - 22w
Oystercatcher - 7w
Kestrel - 1
Stonechat - 1
Pied Wagtail - 5
Kestrel climping car park

Med Gull

Pied Wagtail


26 December, 2015

A couple of hours spent in the patch this morning produced a single flock of c.200 Brent Geese flying  east over the car park.  A  Coat Tit with the Tit flock around Atherington, also Treecreeper and 4 Goldcrest, plus singles of Buzzard, Kestrel and 3 Jay.

24 December, 2015

A sea watch from the Climping car park for just over an hour from 09:15 until the rain kicked in produced.

Great Northern Diver - 1w
Sanderling - 75w
Grey Plover - c.100w
Knot - 1w
Turnstone - 70 on beach
Oystercatcher - 5w
Ringed Plover - 1w
Red-breasted Merganser 5w
Brent Geese - 4w 2e
Mediterranean Gull - 4w
Gannet - 15w

18 December, 2015

An adult winter Little Gull on east beach amongst the roosting Black-headed Gull was a nice surprise this morning. On West Beach 19 Sanderling, 5E Brent Geese 3 Meadow Pipit 1 Grey Heron and a Redshank at the Marina concluded the measly totals

14 December, 2015

With the incessant tide washing away more of the shingle forming the sea defence at Climping Beach, more of the historical buildings that lied in the parish of Cudlow are now exposed.


Cudlow exposed
Very quiet in the patch this morning from mid morning with little movement offshore and no sign of the recent Dusky Warbler, last seen on the Friday 11th.
Gannet - 18W
Brent Geese - 14E 10W
Red-breasted Merganser - 7E 5os
Great-crested Grebe - 1os
Sanderling - 17W 5E
Auk sp - 1W
Common Scoter - 1W
Grey Plover - 1
Oystercatcher - 17
Mediterranean Gull - 5
Grey Partridge - 3
Meadow Pipit - 9
Pied Wagtail - 6
Goldcrest - 1
Kestrel - 1
Buzzard - 1
Kingfisher - 1

10 December, 2015

The Dusky Warbler still present today although proving to be very elusive, also singles of Chiffchaff and Stonechat, offshore in a thirty minute sea watch from 11:30 produced 47 Gannet 3Med Gull, 2 Red-breasted Merganser, 3 Brent Geese and 15 Ringed Plover all moving west.

Marsh Farm Yapton 08:20 - 11:00

2 Egyptian Geese on the big pool
Egyptian Geese - 2
Gadwall - 65
Teal - 19
Wigeon - 5
Pochard - 3
Shelduck - 1
Little Grebe - 1
Water Rail - 1
Cormorant - 7
Cetti's Warbler - 1
Chiffchaff - 3
Goldcrest - 5
Siskin - 3
Bullfinch - 2
Yellowhammer - 2
Fieldfare - 3
Redwing - 5
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Lapwing - 47
Kestrel - 1
Buzzard - 2

09 December, 2015

Started the morning with a sea watch at Climping which proved very uneventful, but was rewarded for my efforts with a Dusky Warbler around Atherington Pools, calling frequently but mobile, apologies for not obtaining better shots.

Dusky Warbler - 1
Chiffchaff - 2
Goldcrest - 5
Siskin - 4
Stonechat - 1
Brent Geese - 73W 6E
Pintail - 3W
Common Scoter - 1W
Diver sp - 1W
Mediterranean Gull - 4W 1 on sea
Great-crested Grebe - 6W 3 os
Red-breasted Merganser - 4W 7E
Grey Plover - 33W 24 in fields
Sanderling - 5W
Curlew - 45
Ringed Plover - 23
Grey Partridge - 5
Peregrine - 1