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25 January, 2016

Not a lot happening in the patch although a nice mild dry day with sunny spells, highlights being 2 Firecrest behind the Mill Cottage and the 1st winter Little Gull still in the area.

Firecrest - 2
Goldcrest - 1
Meadow Pipit - 14
Skylark - 4
Reed Bunting - 2
Stonechat - 1
Long-tailed Tit - 12
Green Woodpecker - 1
Little Gull - 1
Mediterranean Gull - c.35
Brent Geese - 54
Grey Plover - 73
Sanderling - 55
Ringed Plover - 3
Turnstone - 60
Grey Heron - 1
Buzzard - 2
Kestrel - 1

21 January, 2016

Not quite the morning that was anticipated, very grey start with a lot of wildfowl moving west, albeit to far out for me.

2nd win Med Gull Climping Beach
Red-throated Diver - 1w
Diver sp - 2e
Wigeon - 18w
Red-breasted Merganser - 5w
Little Gull - 1 in field
Mediterranean Gull - c.50
Jack Snipe - 1
Lapwing - 48
Grey Plover - 33
Redshank - 3
Green Woodpecker - 2
Pied Wagtail - 31
Kestrel - 1
Stonechat - 1
Lapwing

Redshank Marina


20 January, 2016

Just the one Little Gull this morning, a 1st winter favouring the field west of the golf course, also 2 Buzzard, 2 Stonechat in the area,  good numbers of Song Thrush and a Tree Creeper in 1st wood.

17 January, 2016

Little of note again this morning, although at least 3 Little Gull still in field west of golf course, 23 Med Gull on the beach at Climping, 6e 3w Brent Geese and 20 Meadow Pipit in the fields.

15 January, 2016

At least 6 Little Gull in the first field west of the golf course this morning and good numbers of Med Gull on the low tide at Climping Beach, unfortunately not a lot else.

Little Gull - 6
Mediterranean Gull - 51
Ringed Plover - 17
Grey Heron - 1
Brent Geese - 3w
Kingfisher - 1
Kestrel - 1
Buzzard - 2
Skylark - 5
Song Thrush - 7
Meadow Pipit - 3


This afternoon spent at Marsh Farm near Ford were I was hopeful of some wildfowl, unfortunately with the valley flooded scant reward.
Gadwall - 2
Tufted Duck - 4
Pochard - 1
Little Grebe - 1
Water Rail - 1
Cormorant - 6
Grey Heron - 2
Snipe - 1
Grey Wagtail - 1
Pied Wagtail - 62
Yellowhammer - 1
Stonechat - 1
Chiffchaff - 1
Goldcrest - 2
Bullfinch - 3
Redwing - 22
Fieldfare - 15
Buzzard - 2
Kestrel - 1
Cormorant

Grey Wagtail
Song Thrush
Chiffchaff


12 January, 2016

Glaucous Gull content sitting in field in Goring at 15:45
Pretty quiet in the patch this morning, with the golf course open fewer Gulls around the course although a 1st Winter Little Gull still present and a further 6-7 Little Gull commuting between the beach off Climping and the adjacent fields. Also 3 Med Gull, c.50 Grey Plover, a Water Rail squealing from the reedbed and singles of Buzzard Sparrowhawk and  Stonechat.

Grey Heron golf course

Grey Plover west beach

Little Gull

11 January, 2016

A 1st winter GLAUCOUS GULL flew east past West Beach at 10:25 this morning, it did a half loop at the river mouth then continued east and lost to view. Hopefully it will linger in the area and could join the many Gulls on East Beach. Also this morning at least 6 Little Gull on the golf course with  5 Mediterranean, singles of Kingfisher, Grey Heron, and Sparrowhawk and 2 Reed Bunting.


07 January, 2016

At least 7 Little Gull on and around the golf course this morning, probably a few more in the area.   47 Grey Plover roosting in the fields west of the course, also 1 Kingfisher, 1w Med Gull and 3w Red-breasted Merganser. With the golf course currently closed the course is turning into a roost so hopefully something else will drop in soon. Visitors are reminded that there is no public access to the course, access from the footpath that runs behind which is very muddy.





Kingfisher golf course

06 January, 2016

At least 4 Little Gull this afternoon 2 adults a 1st, and 2nd winter commuting between the beach and the first field west of the golf course amongst Black-headed Gulls.


Little Gull - 4
Mediterranean Gull - 1
Red-throated Diver - 4w
Shelduck - 2w
Brent Geese - 28w 7e
Great-crested Grebe - 1e 1o
Red-breasted Merganser - 1w
Curlew - 1w
Grey Plover c.60
Stonechat - 1
Goldcrest - 4
Meadow Pipit - 20
Skylark - 5
Reed Bunting - 1
Mistle Thrush - 1
Song Thrush - 6
Jay - 1
Kestrel - 1
Grey Partridge - 8
Grey Heron - 1


Med Gull West Beach

Stonechat Atherington





01 January, 2016

More people than birds at Climping this morning, with even a dozen or so foolhardy individuals taking a dip in the sea.

Little Gull - 1 in fields west of golf course
Mediterranean Gull  - 2w
Guillemot - 1e
Common Sandpiper - 1 river opp Tesco
Redshank - 3
Brent Geese - 1w
Curlew - 1
Grey Heron - 1
Sanderling - 17
Stonechat - 2
Goldcrest - 1
Pied Wagtail - 14
Green Woodpecker - 1