Rock Thrush Morocco April 2016

28 June, 2016

Another fine warm sunny morning at Climping with little to shout about, just 5 Mediterranean Gull offshore, and 2 Stonechat and 2 Kestrel being the only birds of note, with the usual fare of Meadow Pipits, Whitethroat, Blackcap, Chiffchaff and Reed Warbler.

Linnet Climping Beach

A brief visit to Marsh Farm produced a little variety with a Red Kite and  singles of Common Tern, Cetti's Warbler, Red Legged Partridge, Bullfinch with several of both Yellowhammer and Reed Warbler in evidence 3 Buzzard and 7 Swift.

Buzzard Marsh Farm


27 June, 2016

A mid morning visit to Climping Beach was as expected full of dog walkers. Small numbers of both Sandwich Tern and Gannet feeding offshore, a total of 7 Curlew flew west, a single Med Gull roosting amongst the Black-headed, Herring and Great BB Gulls along the tide line and 2 Grey Partridge in the fields.

Smart looking Med Gull

Turnstone present in good numbers

21 June, 2016

Predictably quiet around the golf course and west beach this morning, evidence of breeding success with several Whitethroat, Reed Warbler, Mute Swan, Mallard, Long-tailed Tit, Blue Tit Starling and Blackbird to name a few. Cetti's Warbler, Blackcap and Chiffchaff still calling, five Sand Martin flying west was the only highlight.

Meadow Pipit

Stonechat

Southern Marsh Orchid



17 June, 2016

Out and about around Marsh Farm in the showers this afternoon produced a nice surprise in the form of a Turtle Dove purring  away sitting on pylons around the big pool, also good numbers of Yellowhammer in evidence, and at least 5 Cetti's Warbler in the area.

05 June, 2016

A nice leisurely walk around Marsh Farm this morning, fifty six species noted only 1 species of wildfowl and no waders whatsoever, highlights below.

Nightingale - singing goose green
Cuckoo - 1
Lesser Whitethroat - 3
Bullfinch - 2
Yellowhammer - 11
Cetti's Warbler - 6
Reed Warbler - 12
Red-legged Partridge - 1
Swift - 30
Buzzard - 8
Sparrowhawk - 2
Little Egret - 1
Great-crested Grebe - 1
Mediterranean Gull - 5

Cuckoo
One of several Foxes seen today






03 June, 2016

Very quiet around west beach and the golf course this morning.

Swift - 35
Swallow - 12
Grey Partridge - 2
Stonechat - 5
Cetti's Warbler - 1
Reed Warbler - 12
Reed Bunting - 2
Little Egret - 2
Grey Heron - 1
Gannet - 22 offshore
Sandwich Tern - small numbers
Great-crested Grebe - 2

Mallards
Whitethroat