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27 February, 2016

Very quiet this morning at Climping, more dog walkers than birds on the beach. 48 Mediterranean Gull roosting in the fields west of Bailiffscourt, with  5 Goldcrest around the grounds, and  singles of Stonechat and Buzzard nearby.

26 February, 2016

Marsh Farm this morning was rather productive with the highlight being a Red Kite that drifted north up the valley (08:30-11:20)

Red Kite - 1
Buzzard - 3
Cetti's Warbler - 2
Chiffchaff - 4
Goldcrest - 3
Bullfinch - 2
Reed Bunting - 6
Yellowhammer - 3
Grey Wagtail - 2
Meadow Pipit - 6
Great-crested Grebe - 2
Water Rail - 2
Little Grebe - 3
Pochard - 2
Tufted Duck - 1
Snipe - 16
Fieldfare - 40
Redwing - 31
Stock Dove - 7
Jay - 1
Mediterranean Gull - 2
Black-headed Gull - c.120

Fieldfare
Spent about an hour at Climping beach from 11:50, very quiet apart from 1w Great-northern Diver a  few Red-breasted Merganser offshore, 11e Brent Geese with 22 on the sea. Small numbers of Sanderling and Turnstone on the beach and 3 Goldcrest in the bushes.

17 February, 2016

A cold grey morning even with a southerly wind found me at Climping beach were once again there was very little moving offshore, highlight being a Slavonian Grebe drifting west.

Slavonian Grebe - 1 on sea
Diver sp - 3e
Shelduck - 1w
Red-breasted Merganser - 2w
Brent Geese - 7w 1e
Mediterranean Gull - 25
Grey Partridge - 1
Sanderling - 11e
Grey Plover - 9
Buzzard - 1
Kestrel - 1
Jay - 2
Mistle Thrush - 1
Stonechat - 1
Meadow Pipit - 1
Skylark - 10

Slav Grebe from the car park this morning


09 February, 2016

Fortunately a lot calmer  than yesterday, although the sea defence still being breached at high tide, good numbers of Med Gull around although very little else moving offshore.

Mediterranean Gull - 75
Red-breasted Merganser - 1w
Grey Plover - 30
Ringed Plover - 2
Sanderling - 2
Turnstone - c.100
Oystercatcher - 12
Grey Heron - 2
Water Rail - 1
Fieldfare - 1
Bullfinch - 2
Chiffchaff - 1
Stonechat - 3
Pied Wagtail - 10
Meadow Pipit - 20
Skylark - 8
Goldcrest - 4
Grey Partridge - 3
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Green Woodpecker - 2
Buzzard - 1
Kestrel- 1
Sparrowhawk - 1


Stonechat golf course

Grey Heron

Grey Partridge

Buzzard golf course

Med Gull

04 February, 2016

Very quite and mild this morning with no wind to speak of, no movement  again offshore.

Firecrest - 2 Mill
Goldcrest - 4
Bullfinch - 3 Longwood
Stonechat - 1 west beach
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Meadow Pipit - 12
Skylark - 7
Grey Partridge - 3
Shelduck - 1w
Red-breasted Merganser - 7 on sea
Golden Plover - 2 west beach
Grey Plover - 43

03 February, 2016

With a brisk NW wind making it feel cold and nothing to right home about moving offshore,
an adult winter Little Gull in the first field west of the golf course was the highlight, supporting cast  2 Bullfinch Longwood, and 3 Grey Partridge in the paddock off bread lane.

Little Gull - 1
Mediterranean Gull - 15
Brent Geese - 5w
Sanderling - 33 beach
Turnstone - c.75 beach
Ringed Plover - 12
Oystercatcher - 22
Red-breasted Merganser - 3
Grey Heron - 1
Grey Partridge - 3
Bullfinch - 2
Meadow Pipit - 9
Skylark - 4
Jay - 2
Buzzard - 1
Starling
Herring Gull - River
Lesser Black-backed Gull Marina
Cormorant Marina
The Glaucous Gull showing well at Goring Gap this afternoon