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30 March, 2016

Glorious day out and about, started my walk from the back of the golf course were it was soon evident that there was still good numbers of Firecrest in the area, personally I had 12 today probably more, with 17 Chiffchaff and 5 Goldcrest. My first 3Wheatear of the year were in the field off bread lane and  received  a text from Mavis who had 5 on west beach. Small groups of Meadow Pipits and Linnets in and around the golf course, singles of Grey Heron and Little Egret, 4 Reed Bunting and a couple of Med Gull flew overhead.






27 March, 2016

A couple of visits to the patch today still did not produce the hoped for migrants, although with at least 10 Firecrest in the area and good numbers of Meadow Pipit in the fields, birds are certainly on the move.

Great-crested Grebe - 3
Red-breasted Merganser - 5
Brent Geese - 44e 7w
Mediterranean Gull - 5
Diver spa - 1e
Common Scoter - 1e
Gannet - 1w
Lapwing - 1w
Oystercatcher - 17w
Sanderling - 16w
Turnstone - c.60
Grey Heron - 1
Grey Partridge - 2
Chiffchaff - 4
Firecrest - 10
Meadow Pipit - c.120
Linnet - 10
Reed Bunting - 2

Several Firecrest in Longwood


A late visit around the Farm produced my first Swallows of the year.

Swallow - 6
Chiffchaff - 3
Bullfinch - 3
Cetti's Warbler - 1
Reed Bunting - 2
Siskin - 4
Redwing - 16
Great-crested Grebe - 2
Little Grebe - 1
Shoveler - 1
Tufted Duck - 1
Buzzard - 1


26 March, 2016

At least 4 Firecrest in the patch this morning along with 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Bullfinch, 4 Reed Bunting and c.40 Brent Geese moving east and 5 Med Gull on the sea.

Water Vole

22 March, 2016

A glorious day to be out and about although little again moving offshore, highlight being a couple of Firecrest in long wood.  Good numbers of both Red-breasted Merganser and Great-crested Grebe on the flat calm sea.

Fulmar - 1w
Common Scoter - 3w
Great-crested Grebe - 25 os
Red-breasted Merganser - 32 os
Brent Geese - 3e 10w
Bar-tailed Godwit - 1w
Sanderling - 40w
Oystercatcher - 11w
Ringed Plover - 10
Mediterranean Gull - 5
Grey Partridge - 4
Little Egret - 2
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Green Woodpecker - 1
Jay - 3
Stonechat - 2
Firecrest - 2
Goldcrest - 5
Chiffchaff - 3
Meadow Pipit - 9
Reed Bunting - 2
Sparrowhawk - 1
Kestrel - 1

Firecrest Longwood




Little Egret


21 March, 2016

A cloudy start to the morning with a hint of a north west breeze and a flat calm sea saw a bit of variety but not the hoped for migrants.

Firecrest - 1 First wood
Goldcrest - 6
Chiffchaff - 1
Stonechat - 1
Reed Bunting - 3
Meadow Pipit - 18
Skylark - 7
Linnet - 6
Bullfinch - 1 male long wood
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 3
Green Woodpecker - 1
Jay - 1
Grey Partridge - 3
Little Egret - 1
Grey Heron - 1
Peregrine - 1 gas tower
Buzzard - 2
Sparrowhawk - 1
Brent Geese - 60e & 160 on sea
Red-breasted Merganser - 16 os
Great-crested Grebe - 5 os
Mediterranean Gull - 11 os
Grey Plover - 33
Dunlin - 3
Sanderling - 1
Ringed Plover - 1

A mid afternoon walk around the Marsh Farm produced a good number of Thrushes and a few surprises.

Redwing - c.200
Fieldfare - 40
Chiffchaff - 3
Goldcrest - 3
Cetti's Warbler - 2
Little Owl - 1
Grey Wagtail - 1
Shoveler - 5
Tufted Duck - 1
Great-crested Grebe - 2
Little Grebe - 2
Buzzard - 2
Kestrel - 1



Little Owl

Chiffchaff

Grey Wagtail


Shelduck

Wren

17 March, 2016

Marsh Farm

Lovely bright sunny morning, although still a tad chilly first thing.

Shoveler - 5
Great-crested Grebe - 2
Little Grebe - 2
Tufted Duck - 1
Cetti's Warbler - 2
Goldcrest - 1
Siskin - 2
Redpoll - 1
Yellowhammer - 3
Bullfinch - 3
Reed Bunting - 3
Fieldfare - 12
Redwing - 23
Buzzard - 3
Grey Heron - 1
Jay - 3
Snipe - 11
Med Gull - 5

Redwing

13 March, 2016

A brisk east north east  breeze, produced an unproductive visit to the patch this morning. Small numbers of both Pied Wagtail, Meadow Pipits and Linnets along the beach, along with 37  Mediterranean Gull. Small number of waders present amongst the dog walkers included a single Dunlin, 12 Sanderling and 7 Grey Plover, 2 Redwing in the hotel ground was the best of the rest.

Meadow Pipit West Beach

Lesser BB Gull Marina

12 March, 2016

Brent Geese 25e 25w
Red-breasted Merganser - 27 on sea
Great-crested Grebe - 2
Mediterranean Gull - c.50
Canada Geese - 2 flew south east from the mill
Reed Bunting - 2
Grey Partidge - 5
Grey Plover - c.35
Goldcrest - 1
Meadow Pipit - 3
Skylark - 7
Pied Wagtail - 10
Jay - 1

08 March, 2016

Climping Gap

Not as nice as yesterday but an increase in the number Med Gull in the fields west of the car park.

Mediterranean Gull - 85
Red-breasted Merganser - c.70
Great-crested Grebe - 3
Grey Plover - 45
Meadow Pipit - 9
Skylark - 7
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 3
Goldcrest - 6
Reed Bunting - 5
Grey Heron - 1
Little Egret - 2
Grey Partridge - 5

Little Egret

Reed Bunting

07 March, 2016

Marsh Farm 07:45 - 10:15

One of those morning were it was just nice to be out and about, lovely sunny morning although still a tad chilly first thing. Still not a great deal to report, but a fine morning nevertheless.

Snipe - 17
Great-crested Grebe - 2
Pochard - 2
Gadwall - 2
Tufted Duck - 1
Little Grebe - 3
Cetti's Warbler - 2
Bullfinch - 4
Reed Bunting - 4
Yellowhammer - 5
Fieldfare - 45
Redwing - 8
Jay - 2
Buzzard - 3
Siskin - 2
Skylark - 5
Goldcrest - 2
Stock Dove - 7
Grey Heron - 2
Mediterranean Gull - 7

Great-crested Grebe on the big pool

Plenty of frog spawn around goose green

Male Bullfinch

Climping Beach from 11:30 were there was 27 Red-breasted Merganser on the sea along with 5 Great-crested Grebe and c. 30 Med Gull in the fields.

04 March, 2016

Thursday 2nd March

Very quiet again around the patch  although 75 Mediterranean Gull in the fields north of Climping beach  along with 45 Sanderling and 8 Ringed Plover. 11 Red-breasted Merganser, and 4 Great-crested Grebe offshore.  Small numbers of Skylark, Meadow Pipit and Goldcrest in evidence, a single Stonechat on the golf course and 3 Buzzard in the area.