Black-throated Accentor - Kazakhstan May 2017

30 August, 2016

Purple Patch

This evening from the A259 Littlehampton bridge, the Osprey seen roosting on the wooden frame on the east side, then flying over head towards the river mouth. Also 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Little Egret, and singles of Kingfisher, Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail and Buzzard.









With several birders covering different parts of the patch, a good day was well over due, with the main attractions being an Osprey fishing from Littlehampton road bridge at 10:00 (MH), and a Wryneck flushed from the Tamerisk at Climping beach (RG). Unfortunately on both occasions not seen since the initial sightings, nevertheless combined totals below reflect good numbers.


Osprey - 1
Wryneck -1
Pied Flycatcher - 1
Spotted Flycatcher - 1
Tree Pipit - 1
Whinchat - 1
Redstart - 4
Yellow Wagtail - 27
Wheatear - 30
Garden Warbler - 2
Lesser Whitethroat - 4
Whitethroat - 23
Blackcap - 4
Willow Warbler - 19
Chiffchaff - 5
Reed Warbler - 2
Sedge Warbler - 2
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Green Woodpecker - 3
Jay - 3
Kestrel - 3
Sparrowhawk - 2
Buzzard - 1
Grey Heron - 2
Little Egret - 2
Grey Partridge - 17
Ringed Plover - 12
Dunlin - 3
Sandwich Tern - 5
Mediterranean Gull - 40
Teal - 1e