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31 July, 2016

A fine bright sunny morning with again little movement offshore, although it did produce a small selection of Waders with the highlight being 2 Spot-shanks west overhead at Climping Beach. Still very quiet in the bushes,  a Hobby passing through the Hotel grounds was a nice bonus.

Spotted Redshank - 2w
Common Sandpiper - 1
Sanderling - 19e
Whimbrel - 4
Turnstone - 39 elmer rocks
Dunlin - 4w
Grey Heron - 1
Common Tern - 3w
Sandwich Tern - 5w
Mediterranean Gull - 15 on sea
Garden Warbler - 1
Willow Warbler - 4
Reed Warbler - 5
Blackcap - 2
Swallow - 22e
Sand Martin - 4e
Hobby - 1
Buzzard - 1
Kestrel - 2
Green Woodpecker - 5
Jay - 1

Hobby

Goldfinch

Song Thrush

29 July, 2016

Fairly quiet, with not a great deal moving offshore, few odds and ends but nothing of note.

Common Sandpiper - 2w
Ringed Plover - 4w 2e
Sanderling - 1w 1e
Whimbrel - 1w
Teal - 2e
Gannet - 3w
Sandwich Tern - 2w
Mediterranean Gull - 3e 6os
Wheatear - 1
Willow Warbler - 5
Sedge Warbler - 2
Reed Warbler - 12
Whitethroat - 18
Blackcap - 2
Goldcrest - 1
Skylark - 4
Reed Bunting - 4
Buzzard - 1
Kestrel - 1
Sparrowhawk - 1
Jay - 2
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Green Woodpecker - 4
Grey Heron - 1
Little Egret - 1

25 July, 2016

Large numbers of Gulls feeding offshore this morning, and two Ravens on Climping beach.

Mediterranean Gull - c.100
Common Gull - 7
Common Tern - 5
Sandwich Tern - 15
Little Egret - 11
Grey Heron - 2
Dunlin - 2w
Sanderling - 2
Ringed Plover - 3
Turnstone - 17
Oystercatcher - 1w
Cormorant - 9
Willow Warbler - 1
Reed Warbler - 6
Whitethroat - 5
Chiffchaff - 4
Blackcap - 1
Green Woodpecker - 5
Buzzard - 5
Kestrel - 2
Raven - 2

Raven Climping Beach

Reed Warbler

Common Gull

21 July, 2016

Fine morning weather wise, with a hint of a south west breeze. The Raven still patrolling Climping beach and a Cuckoo flew east over Atherington Cottages.

Cuckoo - 1
Raven - 1
Swift - 41 mainly west
Sand Martin - 30 south east
Swallow - 9
Cetti's Warbler - 1
Reed Warbler - 12
Whitethroat - 15
Willow Warbler - 1
Blackcap - 1
Chiffchaff - 5
Reed Bunting - 3
Skylark - 6
Mediterranean Gull - 35 flew south
Sandwich Tern - 9w
Whimbrel - 2
Curlew - 3
Redshank - 2
Sanderling - 7w
Turnstone - 53w
Ringed Plover - 2
Little Egret - 5
Cormorant - 14w


20 July, 2016

A grey blustery morning around the golf course with the highlight being 3 Whimbrel trying to keep ahead of the green keepers and a Juvenile  Stonechat. Onto Climping were a Raven was heard then seen feeding along the beach, a Grasshopper Warbler flushed twice from the rife at bread lane and my first returning Willow Warbler of the Autumn in the hotel grounds.

Grasshopper Warbler - 1
Raven - 1
Willow Warbler - 1
Chiffchaff - 6
Whitethroat - 5
Little Egret - 1
Grey Heron - 1
Med Gull - 5
Sandwich Tern - 2e 6w
Whimbrel - 3
Sand Martin - 12e
Swift - 10
Kestrel - 2
Buzzard - 1
Stock Dove - 3
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Jay - 1

Raven Climping Beach


One of three Whimbrel on the golf course


16 July, 2016

A lovely bright sunny morning for a stroll, with good numbers of juvenile finches in the area.

Sand Martin - 34
Swift - 26
Swallow - 20
Sandwich Tern - 3w
Curlew - 1w
Whimbrel - 1w
Little Egret - 2
Goldcrest - 1
Chiffchaff - 5
Blackcap - 3
Whitethroat - 14
Reed Warbler - 10
Reed Bunting - 3
Skylark - 4
Buzzard - 2
Kestrel - 2
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Green Woodpecker - 2
Little Owl - 1

15 July, 2016

Good numbers of Sand Martin on the move this morning, one flock around Atherington mid morning consisting in over c.80 birds so very difficult to ascertain the overall number. Very quite on the golf course, 1st Yellow Wagtail on the move through the paddock.

Sand Martin - c. 200 probably more
House Martin - 18
Swift - 5
Swallow - 20
Yellow Wagtail - 1 flew north east
Stonechat - 1
Reed Warbler - 7
Reed Bunting - 3
Whitethroat - 12
Chiffchaff - 3
Blackcap - 3
Mediterranean Gull - 9w
Sandwich Tern - 5
Common Tern - 5
Dunlin 7w
Turnstone - 14
Little Egret - 3
Grey Heron - 1
Buzzard - 1
Kestrel - 1
Green Woodpecker - 2
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1

14 July, 2016

A quick visit around to the hotel grounds at Bailiffscourt produced the Barn Owl feeding just past the tennis courts at 20:00






13 July, 2016

A quick visit this morning around the patch produced 61 Sand Martin moving west, 6 Swift in off the sea, a Whimbrel heard only and the first Wheatear of the autumn. (RK)

12 July, 2016

Another quiet morning around Climping beach, very little moving offshore and the usual suspects in the bushes.

Whimbrel - 1w
Curlew - 5w
Sandwich Tern - 3w
Mediterranean Gull - 2w 2e 12 on beach
Ringed Plover - 4w
Turnstone - 19 beach
Oystercatcher - 2
Common Sandpiper - 1 Marina
Little Egret - 5w 1e
Sand Martin - 8w
House Martin - c. 30 feeding over fields
Swift - 5
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Green Woodpecker - 1
Skylark - 4
Reed Warbler - 4
Whitethroat - 20

Lesser BB Gull Marina

Oystercatcher

Greenfinch


07 July, 2016

I covered the beach this morning from West Beach upto Climping and noticed several Med Gulls along the shoreline, numbers of both Linnets and Goldfinch on the increase, and juv Whitethroat and Reed Warbler in the bushes.

Mediterranean Gull - 27w and 19 on beach
Common Tern - 3 on beach
Sandwich Tern - 5e 1w
Ringed Plover - 3 on beach
Oystercatcher - ew
Grey Heron - 2
Little Egret - 2
Stonechat - 1
Kestrel - 2
Sparrowhawk - 2
Buzzard -1

Med Gulls Climping Beach

Ringed Plover West Beach
Reed Warbler
Linnet
Kestrel

White-letter Hairstreak

Reports from yesterday include, 2 House and 9 Sand Martin, 4 Little Egret, 2 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Med Gull and a single Brent Goose east.


05 July, 2016

The Barn Owl present around the hotel grounds this evening at 08:15, also 4 Med Gull west and  singles of Grey Partridge, Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel and Reed Warbler.

03 July, 2016

The Barn Owl again this evening hunting in the horse paddock at Climping from 07:50, also Grey Partridge and Sparrowhawk in the area.





02 July, 2016

Bits and bobs.

An evening stroll around the patch produced a nice surprise in the form of a Barn Owl, seen hunting around the horse paddocks then flying off towards the hotel grounds, but returning frequently. Also this evening,
Little Owl - 2
Grey Partridge - 1
Grey Heron - 1
Little Egret - 1
Buzzard - 1
Sparrowhawk - 1
Reed Warbler - 2
Chiffchaff - 1
Gannet - 5 offshore

Bright sunny morning with a westerly breeze, a little bit of variety in the patch today with a Raven seen conking flying east at Atherington, then I walked under a Little Owl around Atherington Pools, and a selection of waders on the move offshore from the car park.

Raven - 1e Atherington
Little Owl - 1
Gannet - 9w 3e
Common Tern - 2w
Sandwich Tern 2w
Whimbrel - 3w
Curlew - 3w
Common Sandpiper - 3w 3e
Redshank - 2w
Mediterranean Gul - 2w
Buzzard - 2
Kestrel - 1
Swift - 11




Little Owl Atherington Pools
Little movement yesterday although a few Gannet offshore with 25w 11e, and singles of Great-crested Grebe and Fulmar west. Small numbers of Sandwich Tern and Turnstone along the beach.