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26 December, 2016

A fine bright sunny morning saw a lot  of activity offshore,  unfortunately most passing very distant.

Brent Geese - c.600 around
Red-throated Diver - 11w 2e
Diver sp - 7w 3e
Common Scoter - 11 os
Auk sp - 15w 7e
Kittiwake - 4w
Med Gull - 35 os and fields
Great-crested Grebe - 2 os
Red-breasted Merganser - 17 os
Gannet - 13w 4e
Sanderling - 27 on beach
Oystercatcher - 5
Turnstone - c.50
Curlew - 1
Grey Partridge - 10
Skylark - c.60
Pied Wagtail - 12
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Green Woodpecker - 1
Jay - 1
Treecreeper -1
Firecrest - 1
Goldcrest - 12

22 December, 2016

A fine bright sunny morning took me up to the river mouth where 35 Sanderling, 5 Oystercatchers and 20 Turnstone  feeding on the out going tideline. From the dunes at west beach 1 Stonchat and 7 Meadow Pipit. Onto the Mill and the back of the golf course, which again was very quiet with just  1 Bullfinch, 4 Reed Bunting, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Goldcrest, 4 Skylark and a Great-spotted Woodpecker.

Reed Bunting

18 December, 2016

Another romp around the farm from midday in gloomy mild grey conditions produced the following.

Gadwall - 57
Teal - 19
Wigeon - 7
Pochard - 1
Grey Heron - 1
Little Egret - 2
Mute Swan - 5
Cormorant - 3
Green Sandpiper - 1
Snipe - 1
Fieldfare - 7
Redwing - 5
Skylark - 4
Reed Bunting - 2
Yellowhammer - 5
Stonechat - 3
Bullfinch - 6
Pied Wagtail - 5
Coal Tit - 1
Chiffchaff - 2
Goldcrest - 2
Buzzard - 3

16 December, 2016

A walk from the car park up to poole place and back produced c.140 Sanderling along the incoming tide line, c.500 Brent Geese in the fields along with 43 Curlew, 65 Med Gull flew out of the back fields and landed on the sea, 40 Skylark, 15 Meadow Pipit and 23 Pied Wagtail. Offshore 1w Red-throated Diver and 9 Oystercatcher east.

Meadow Pipit

Sanderling present in good numbers

13 December, 2016

A mixed flock of Scoter with at least 3 Velvet off Climping beach early afternoon, plenty of Med Gull riding waves along the beach,  a Black Redstart at Poole Place and a Firecrest at Atherington Pools in horrid conditions.

Velvet Scoter - 3
Common Scoter - 5
Great-crest Grebe - 1 os
Diver sp - 1w
Mediterranean Gull - c.125
Brent Geese - 9
Curlew - 7
Sanderling - 2
Turnstone - nc
Grey Plover - 1
Black Redstart - 1
Firecrest - 1
Goldcrest - 7
Meadow Pipit - 10
Pied Wagtail - 19
Skylark - 27

Black Redstart

12 December, 2016

Another horrible wet grey morning at Climping, with the Brent Geese flock totalling c.350 probably more but constantly on the  move due to the persistent crow scares, with 33 Curlew in the field east of bread lane. Hundreds of Herring Gull moving east, along the beach with c.75 Med Gull 15 Sanderling. A single juv Kittiwake flew east close inshore  and a Auk sp. flew west. Also small numbers of Gannet, Great-crested Grebe and Red-breasted Merganser offshore. In the fields a total of 17 Grey Partridge c.60 Skylark, 22 Pied Wagtail, and 12 Meadow Pipit in the fields west of the car park.


08 December, 2016

A very cloudy grey morning around Marsh Farm produced a little variety in an uninspiring morning.

Firecrest - 1
Green Sandpiper - 1
Snipe - 7
Cetti's Warbler - 1 hrd
Chiffchaff - 2
Goldcrest - 4
Treecreeper - 1
Grey Wagtail - 1
Pied Wagtail - 9
Meadow Pipit - 6
Stonechat - 2
Skylark - 5
Redwing - 7
Reed Bunting - 1
Yellowhammer - 3
Gadwall - c.65
Wigeon - 25
Teal - 15
Tufted Duck - 6
Canada Geese - 3
Grey Heron - 1
Little Egret - 2
Buzzard - 1
Mute Swan - 7
Cormorant - 2

Green Sandpiper Marsh Farm
Treecreeper First wood

04 December, 2016

A cold bright sunny morning at Climping beach with good number of birds without the variety,  although the fine weather producing vast amount of dog walkers.

Sanderling - 165
Med Gull - c.120
Brent Geese - c.540
Ringed Plover - 7
Grey Plover - 9
Skylark - 36
Grey Partridge - 20
Pied Wagtail - 15
Goldfinch - 17e
Reed Bunting - 1
Goldcrest - 1


Grey Partridge


Marsh Farm from  11:30 - 13:20

Woodcock - 1
Green Sandpiper - 1
Kingfisher - 1
Water Rail - 2
Snipe - 7
Firecrest - 2
Chiffchaff - 4
Stonechat - 1
Bullfinch - 4
Meadow Pipit - 8
Reed Bunting - 2
Mistle Thrush - 1
Buzzard - 2
Sparrowhawk - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Green Woodpecker - 1
Tufted Duck - 6
Gadwall - nc
Teal - nc
Wigeon - nc
Grey Heron - 1
Little Egret - 3

25 November, 2016

Quiet morning around Marsh Farm, with no sign of the Cattle Egret and the pools void of any wildfowl.

Green Sandpiper - 1
Cormorant  - 1
Little Egret - 2
Snipe -2
Redwing - 30
Fieldfare - 45
Goldfinch - 30
Pied Wagtail - 27
Meadow Pipit - 8
Skylark - 3
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Yellowhammer - 3
Stonechat - 1
Chiffchaff - 1
Goldcrest - 4
Buzzard - 2

Chiffchaff

Little Egret

Records for Wednesday 23rd  Back of golf course and west beach

Redwing - 1
Kestrel - 1
Goldfinch - 40e
Skylark - 30
Chiffchaff - 1
Goldcrest - 4
Lapwing - 1
Brent Geese - c.200
Pied Wagtail - 10
Greenfinch - 9
Meadow Pipit - 5
Stonechat - 1
Goldcrest - 1


21 November, 2016

The Cattle Egret still present around the Farm this morning and showing well. Also a Green Sandpiper flying around the back of the big pool. Good numbers of Gadwall still on the pool as well as a Great-crested Grebe, and Kingfisher.  Also c.75 Fieldfare  40 Redwing and 4 Bullfinch. Skylark present in good numbers in the field opposite Peregrine House.

Visitors are required to park carefully in the area and view only from the fenced off area.

A quick visit to Climping this morning produced 39 Curlew in the field at Climping Beach, c.70 Skylark and c.250 Brent Geese on the sea.

20 November, 2016

A few hours around the patch from 11:00 this morning, with the highlight being a Bonxie west bullying the locals Gulls. 15 Curlew in the field nortrh of the beach and the Skylark flock and Grey Partridge also in this field.

Great Skua - 1w
Mediterranean Gull - 12w 7 os
Great-crested Grebe - 5w 1e 6 os
Red-breasted Merganser - 5e 13 os
Brent Geese - c.275
Lapwing - 1n
Sanderling - 75
Dunlin - 1
Curlew - 15
Oystercatcher - 2w 7e
Razorbill - 1w
Skylark - c.80
Stonechat - 1
Grey Partridge - 10

Brent Geese Climping

19 November, 2016

A fine cold bright morning at the patch covering West Beach and the back of the golf course. c.200 Brent Geese in the fields west of the mill path,  also 6 Grey Partridge there. Skylark present in good numbers with around c.80. 3 Stonechat, 9 Meadow Pipit, and 1 Reed Bunting around the dunes also small flocks of Goldfinch, a Kestrel and 25 Greenfinch. 5 Goldcrest and a  Treecreeper in first wood.

15 November, 2016

I took a walk around the Farm this morning and was presently rewarded with a Cattle Egret in a field with a Little Egret feeding amongst the cows. Also a Scaup on the big pool. Sorry no directions will be given on the Cattle Egret as it was well away from any public footpath.

Cattle Egret - 1
Scaup - 1
Gadwall - c.80
Teal - 42
Wigeon - 19
Great-crested Grebe - 1
Cormorant - 9
Grey Heron - 1
Little Egret - 1
Tufted Duck - 1
Lapwing - 34
Water Rail - 1 heard
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Green Woodpecker - 1
Jay -5
Bullfinch - 15
Yellowhammer - 4
Skylark - 6
Meadow Pipit - 5
Pied Wagtail - 22
Redwing - 45
Fieldfare - c.70
Chiffchaff - 2
Goldcrest - 3
Cetti's Warbler - 1 heard
Buzzard - 1
Sparrowhawk - 1
Kestrel - 1

Cattle Egret



Yesterday at Climping again very quiet offshore with the usual mix of Great-crested Grebe and Red-breasted Merganser, a single Red-throated Diver flew east close inshore and a Med Gull flew west. In the fields at Climping were  9 Oystercatcher and 8 Grey Partridge, a Rock Pipit along the beach near Poole Place, the Brent Geese numbers increased to 87 and still good numbers of Skylark in the area with a flock of 14 seen coming in off the sea.

11 November, 2016

Not much moving offshore Thursday morning, save for a few distant Auks moving east and a few Great-crested Grebes on the sea,  so another tramp around the fields and bushes ensued producing 43 Brent Geese, c.40 Skylark in the field at the bottom of Longwood, 2 Reed Bunting, 1 Stonechat, c.60 Pied Wagtail, 20 Meadow Pipit and small numbers of Linnet.

09 November, 2016

Wet blustery conditions at Climping beach this morning produced a few birds moving offshore for an hour or two, then a walk around the fields added to the day list.

Red-throated Diver - 1e 1w
Red-breasted Merganser - 3w 7 os
Great-crested Grebe - 15
Gannet - 29w 5e
Kittiwake - 1e
Brent Geese - 60w 5e 23 in fields east of bread lane
Common Scoter - 4e
Wigeon - 2w
Shelduck - 4w 9e
Razorbill - 1w
Auk sp - 2e
Dunlin - 8w 11e
Sanderling - 10e
Turnstone - c.75 around
Oystercatcher - 4e
Grey Plover - 8
Curlew - 4 in fields Climping beach
Ringed Plover - 31
Mallard - 8
Grey Partridge - 10 in field climping beach
Little Egret - 1
Grey Heron - 4
Pied Wagtail - 39
Meadow Pipit - 12
Skylark - 5
Reed Bunting - 1
Song Thrush - 3
Goldcrest - 5
Chiffchaff - 2
Kestrel - 2
Buzzard - 2

06 November, 2016

Very slow again this morning at Climping, with very little moving offshore, apart from a few Brent Geese. Settled on the sea were a single Red-throated Diver, 3 Red-breasted Merganser and 25 Great-crested Grebe from the car park up to Poole Place.

Yesterday the Eider was still off West Beach, a couple of Grey Plover there, 4 Brent Geese in the field west of the Mill and 6 Grey Partridge.


04 November, 2016

Singles of Eider, Red-throated Diver and Guillemot close inshore at West Beach, this morning with small numbers of Teal, Wigeon and Brent Geese moving west. Finches still on the move mainly featuring Goldfinch and Linnet, with a couple each of Redpoll and Siskin. 35 Meadow Pipit around the golf course with several Pied Wagtial and 2 Stonechat.

The bird of the morning which I didn't see was a Long-tailed Duck on the sea at Climping Beach before flying off west, reported on the SOS found by (AK)

01 November, 2016

Good numbers of Grebes offshore this morning with 2 Slavonian drifting slowly west and 23 Great-crested Grebe, also 3 Red-breasted Merganser,  5 Mediterranean Gull, 17 Siskin and 16 Grey Partridge.

With the patch uninspiring I took a wander around Marsh Farm this afternoon.

Gadwall - 41
Wigeon - 23
Teal - 25
Tufted Duck - 1
Redwing - 1
Goldcrest -5
Yellowhammer - 2
Bullfinch - 3
Siskin - 2
Stonechat - 1
Grey Wagtail - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Snipe - 6
Jay - 3
Buzzard - 2


Gadwall

Pied Wagtail

Records for Monday 31st October

Grey Heron - 5
Little Egret - 1
Med Gull - 2
Sandwich Tern 1e
Chiffchaff - 8
Goldcrest - 14
Redpoll - 4
Siskin - 7
Skylark - 9
Goldfinch - c.100
Reed Bunting - 2
Pied Wagtail - 35
Meadow Pipit - 50
Krestrel - 1
Coal Tit - 1 Bailffs with Tit flock


Sandwich Tern
Cormorant river

Starling

30 October, 2016

A Jack Snipe flushed from the rife at Climping this morning and a Eider on the sea.

Late news for Saturday of a Short-eared Owl out over the sea and a Razorbill offshore.

28 October, 2016

A Dartford Warbler in the Tamerisk at Climping Beach this morning, a Raven over Long Wood and a Kingfisher at the Marina being the only birds of note.  

26 October, 2016

Combined efforts starting at different ends of the patch this morning

Redpoll - 1
Siskin - 7e
Grey Wagtail - 1
Chiffchaff - 13
Goldcrest - 20
Skylark - 20
Meadow Pipit -43
Pied Wagatil - c.40
Reed Bunting - 3
Stonechat - 6
Goldfinch - 75
Long-tailed Tit - 15
Mistle Thrush - 1
Jay - 2
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 3
Green Woodpecker - 1
 Little Egret - 5
Grey Heron - 4
Sanderling - 10
Dunlin - 7

Goldcrest present in good numbers
A few waders on the incoming tide late afternoon
Dunlin


Sanderling

23 October, 2016

Where has the autumn gone? with two Raven flying east along Climping Beach at 08:30 and a Brambling heard calling overhead being the highlights.

Raven - 2
Brambling - 1
Siskin - 7
Goldfinch - c.180
Linnet - 50
Pied Wagtail c. 200
Meadow Pipit - 25
Skylark - 9
Chiffchaff - 5
Goldcrest - 6
Stonechat - 1
Sparrowhawk - 1
Buzzard - 1
Jay - 2
Swallow - 25
Little Egret - 4
Curlew - 1e
Sanderling - 2e
Oystercatcher - 13e
Wigeon - 2 os
Great-crested Grebe - 5 os
Gannet - 2e
Med Gull - 2

Saturday 22nd October

Redpoll - 3
Siskin - 25
Redwing - 1
Chiffchaff -  10
Goldcrest - 6
Blackcap - 3
Stonechat - 3
Linnet 60
Skylark - 20
Pied Wagtail - 60
Goldfinch - c.100
Swallow - 15
Kestrel - 1
Grey Partridge - 10
Med Gull - 10n
Teal - 10w
Wigeon - 15w
Brent Geese - 10e 10w
Curlew - 3
Grey Heron - 2
Little Egret - 3
Great-crested Grebe - 5
Shag - 1 os

Blackcap Atherington


Brent Goose 1st of many Climping Beach

Curlew

Pied Wagtail present in good numbers

21 October, 2016

A Short-eared Owl in off the sea at Climping was the highlight this morning, c.80 Meadow Pipit along West Beach with Linnets a single Rock Pipit and Reed Bunting, and 5 Siskin flew east.  7  Stonechat in the area with small numbers of Chiffchaff, Goldcrest and a couple of Blackcap, 15 Swallow over the golf course and a Common Sandpiper in the Marina was the best of the rest.

18 October, 2016

Major clearout over the last couple of days with little moving offshore and very quite in the bushes.

Shag - 1
Great-crested Grebe - 3
Med Gull - 7
Gannet - 4e 2w
Ringed Plover - 16
Grey Partridge - 10
Linnet - c.300
Meadow Pipit - 33
Skylark - 12
Reed Bunting - 1
Stonechat - 4
Siskin - 7
Chiffchaff - 9
Goldcrest - 4
Buzzard - 1
Sparrowhawk - 2
Kestrel - 2
Jay - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Green Woodpecker - 1

Scant records for Monday the 17th with just a Ring Ouzel at the old camp site and 2 Grey Wagtail and 7 Stonechat around the golf course, also small numbers of Blackcap, Chiffchaff and Goldcrest..

14 October, 2016

A Yellow-browed Warbler  showed briefly in first wood behind the golf course this morning.

Yellow-browed Warbler - 1
Short-eared Owl - 1
Sparrowhawk - 1
Kestrel - 1
Grey Heron - 7
Little Egret - 3
Brent Geese - 18
Common Sandpiper - 1
Turnstone - 8
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Green Woodpecker - 1
Swallow - 30
Skylark - 5
Pied Wagtail - 80
Meadow Pipit - 15
Stonechat - 4
Chiffchaff - 15
Goldcrest - 4
Chaffinch - 100
Goldfinch - 540
Siskin - 4

13 October, 2016

Very quiet this morning with even the Finch numbers greatly reduced.

Redwing - 2
Grey Wagtail - 1
Siskin - 7
Goldfinch - c.100
Linnet - c.80
Pied Wagtail - c.50
Chiffchaff - 17
Goldcrest - 3
Blackcap - 3
Skylark - 2
Meadow Pipit - 19
Stonechat - 3
House Martin - c.70
Swallow - c.50
Gannet - 20 offshore
Great-crested Grebe - 13 os
Med Gull - 2e
Brent Geese - 2e
Wigeon - 1e 2w
Ringed Plover - 9
Grey Plover - 1
Buzzard - 4
Sparrowhawk - 1
Jay - 2
Grey Partridge - 10
Grey Seal -1 off Poole Place

Stonechat river mouth

Chiffchaff Bailiffscourt



Grey Wagtail Atherington Pools




Little Egret First Wood

Long-tailed Tit Atherington


Grey Partridge Mill Fields

Records for Wed 12th October

Little Egret -4
Swallow c.100
House Martin - c.50
Chiffchaff - 34
Goldcrest - 6
Redpoll - 2
Siskin - 24
Stonechat - 6
Goldfinch - c.300
Pied Wagtail - c.70
Meadow Pipit - 45
Skylark - 27
Blackcap - 5
Jay - 2
Green Woodpecker - 2
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Grey Partridge - 5
Buzzard - 2
Sparrowhawk - 2
Kestrel - 2

11 October, 2016

A Yellow-browed Warbler seen and heard high in trees at the front of the entrance to Bailiffscourt this morning at 09:15

10 October, 2016

Received a report from a local  who made a late visit to the patch and was rewarded with a ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD. The bird seen incredibly well and showed dark carpal patches which were full complete and dark which contrsated with very pale underside. It had a dark trailing edge to wings and some white on upper tail/rump.  The sun being so bright that the buff underside coverts and belly not easy to see. The bird did appear to have a breast band, but distinct due to light conditions. Seen hovering and when the sun hit the upper wing showed some paler features. Underwings showing streaking rather than barring, seen well as it drifted south west towards the sea.

Buzzard - 6+
Kestrel - 4
Sparrowhawk - 1
Grey Heron - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Stonechat - 4
Goldcrest - 2
Blackcap - 3
Chiffchaff - 8
Siskin - 40


Spent Sunday  morning in the woods looking for YBW, again failed miserably, seen everywhere else but Climping.

Brambling - 1
Siskin - 6
Stonechat - 7
Chiffchaff - 35
Goldcrest -6
Blackcap - 9
Jay - 2
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Green Woodpecker - 2
Pied Wagtail - c.70
Meadow Pipit - 27
Buzzard - 2
Sparrowhawk - 2
Kestrel - 1

Records for Saturday 8th October with most of the Finches and Hirundine moving east.

Peregrine - 2
Buzzard - 1
Little Egret - 2
Grey Heron - 2
Turnstone - 8
Kingfisher - 1
Ring Ouzel - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Stonechat - 4
Goldcrest - 4
Reed Bunting - 2
Skylark - 4
Chiffchaff - 60+
Meadow Pipit c.50 
Pied Wagtail - c.100 
Linnet - c.300
Goldfinch - c.150 
Siskin - 10
Swallow -180
House Martin - 20

07 October, 2016

Back out again this afternoon from 14:30

 Hobby - 1 Atherington
Buzzard - 1
Kestrel - 1
Sparrowhawk -1
Shag - 1 os
Great-crested Grebe - 3 os 2e
Razorbill - 1e
Brent Geese - 2w
Common Scoter 5e
Teal - 2 os
Gannet - 2e 3w
Oystercatcher - 2w
Little Egret - 1
Stonechat - 3
Linnet - c.120
Blackcap - 2
Chiffchaff - 5
Goldcrest - 1
Grey Partridge - 6
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1

A walk around the back of the golf course this morning produced a single Ring Ouzel, 24 Chiffchaff , 9 Blackcap, and 2 Goldcrest. West Beach didn't fare a lot better with a 2 Wheatear, 3 Stonechat a Grey Wagtail and c.30 Meadow Pipit. A single Knot amongst 10 Ringed Plover on the beach.

A single Knot on West Beach



06 October, 2016

Back out this afternoon for a couple of hours from 15:30 produced.

Merlin - 1 bread lane
Grey Wagtail - 1
Rock Pipit - 1
Brent Geese - 18w 2e
Gannet - 2e
Shag - 1 os
Great-crested Grebe - 3 os
Common Scoter - 2e
Eider - 1e
Oystercatcher - 21
Kestrel - 1
Grey Partridge - 6

Rock Pipit Climping Beach

Grey Wagtail Atherington Pools



Plenty of movement over the golf course this morning, with the highlights being a Short-eared Owl and four Ring Ouzels that showed well. Still plenty of hirundine around and an increase in Robin and Song Thrush numbers.

Short-eared Owl - 1
Ring Ouzel -  golf course & mill
Stonechat - 11
Chiffchaff - 22
Blackcap - 13
Goldcrest - 5
Song Thrush - 15
Pied Wagtail - c.150
Meadow Pipit - 70
Goldfinch - c.170
Linnet - c.100
Siskin - 4
Reed Bunting - 5
Skylark - 30
Wheatear - 5
Little Egret - 5
Grey Heron - 2
Brent Geese - 2w 3e
Jay - 2
Buzzard - 2
Sparrowhawk - 1
Kestrel - 2

Ring Ouzel golf course


Wheatear