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30 October, 2016

A Jack Snipe flushed from the rife at Climping this morning and a Eider on the sea.

Late news for Saturday of a Short-eared Owl out over the sea and a Razorbill offshore.

28 October, 2016

A Dartford Warbler in the Tamerisk at Climping Beach this morning, a Raven over Long Wood and a Kingfisher at the Marina being the only birds of note.  

26 October, 2016

Combined efforts starting at different ends of the patch this morning

Redpoll - 1
Siskin - 7e
Grey Wagtail - 1
Chiffchaff - 13
Goldcrest - 20
Skylark - 20
Meadow Pipit -43
Pied Wagatil - c.40
Reed Bunting - 3
Stonechat - 6
Goldfinch - 75
Long-tailed Tit - 15
Mistle Thrush - 1
Jay - 2
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 3
Green Woodpecker - 1
 Little Egret - 5
Grey Heron - 4
Sanderling - 10
Dunlin - 7

Goldcrest present in good numbers
A few waders on the incoming tide late afternoon
Dunlin


Sanderling

23 October, 2016

Where has the autumn gone? with two Raven flying east along Climping Beach at 08:30 and a Brambling heard calling overhead being the highlights.

Raven - 2
Brambling - 1
Siskin - 7
Goldfinch - c.180
Linnet - 50
Pied Wagtail c. 200
Meadow Pipit - 25
Skylark - 9
Chiffchaff - 5
Goldcrest - 6
Stonechat - 1
Sparrowhawk - 1
Buzzard - 1
Jay - 2
Swallow - 25
Little Egret - 4
Curlew - 1e
Sanderling - 2e
Oystercatcher - 13e
Wigeon - 2 os
Great-crested Grebe - 5 os
Gannet - 2e
Med Gull - 2

Saturday 22nd October

Redpoll - 3
Siskin - 25
Redwing - 1
Chiffchaff -  10
Goldcrest - 6
Blackcap - 3
Stonechat - 3
Linnet 60
Skylark - 20
Pied Wagtail - 60
Goldfinch - c.100
Swallow - 15
Kestrel - 1
Grey Partridge - 10
Med Gull - 10n
Teal - 10w
Wigeon - 15w
Brent Geese - 10e 10w
Curlew - 3
Grey Heron - 2
Little Egret - 3
Great-crested Grebe - 5
Shag - 1 os

Blackcap Atherington


Brent Goose 1st of many Climping Beach

Curlew

Pied Wagtail present in good numbers

21 October, 2016

A Short-eared Owl in off the sea at Climping was the highlight this morning, c.80 Meadow Pipit along West Beach with Linnets a single Rock Pipit and Reed Bunting, and 5 Siskin flew east.  7  Stonechat in the area with small numbers of Chiffchaff, Goldcrest and a couple of Blackcap, 15 Swallow over the golf course and a Common Sandpiper in the Marina was the best of the rest.

18 October, 2016

Major clearout over the last couple of days with little moving offshore and very quite in the bushes.

Shag - 1
Great-crested Grebe - 3
Med Gull - 7
Gannet - 4e 2w
Ringed Plover - 16
Grey Partridge - 10
Linnet - c.300
Meadow Pipit - 33
Skylark - 12
Reed Bunting - 1
Stonechat - 4
Siskin - 7
Chiffchaff - 9
Goldcrest - 4
Buzzard - 1
Sparrowhawk - 2
Kestrel - 2
Jay - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Green Woodpecker - 1

Scant records for Monday the 17th with just a Ring Ouzel at the old camp site and 2 Grey Wagtail and 7 Stonechat around the golf course, also small numbers of Blackcap, Chiffchaff and Goldcrest..

14 October, 2016

A Yellow-browed Warbler  showed briefly in first wood behind the golf course this morning.

Yellow-browed Warbler - 1
Short-eared Owl - 1
Sparrowhawk - 1
Kestrel - 1
Grey Heron - 7
Little Egret - 3
Brent Geese - 18
Common Sandpiper - 1
Turnstone - 8
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Green Woodpecker - 1
Swallow - 30
Skylark - 5
Pied Wagtail - 80
Meadow Pipit - 15
Stonechat - 4
Chiffchaff - 15
Goldcrest - 4
Chaffinch - 100
Goldfinch - 540
Siskin - 4

13 October, 2016

Very quiet this morning with even the Finch numbers greatly reduced.

Redwing - 2
Grey Wagtail - 1
Siskin - 7
Goldfinch - c.100
Linnet - c.80
Pied Wagtail - c.50
Chiffchaff - 17
Goldcrest - 3
Blackcap - 3
Skylark - 2
Meadow Pipit - 19
Stonechat - 3
House Martin - c.70
Swallow - c.50
Gannet - 20 offshore
Great-crested Grebe - 13 os
Med Gull - 2e
Brent Geese - 2e
Wigeon - 1e 2w
Ringed Plover - 9
Grey Plover - 1
Buzzard - 4
Sparrowhawk - 1
Jay - 2
Grey Partridge - 10
Grey Seal -1 off Poole Place

Stonechat river mouth

Chiffchaff Bailiffscourt



Grey Wagtail Atherington Pools




Little Egret First Wood

Long-tailed Tit Atherington


Grey Partridge Mill Fields

Records for Wed 12th October

Little Egret -4
Swallow c.100
House Martin - c.50
Chiffchaff - 34
Goldcrest - 6
Redpoll - 2
Siskin - 24
Stonechat - 6
Goldfinch - c.300
Pied Wagtail - c.70
Meadow Pipit - 45
Skylark - 27
Blackcap - 5
Jay - 2
Green Woodpecker - 2
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Grey Partridge - 5
Buzzard - 2
Sparrowhawk - 2
Kestrel - 2

11 October, 2016

A Yellow-browed Warbler seen and heard high in trees at the front of the entrance to Bailiffscourt this morning at 09:15

10 October, 2016

Received a report from a local  who made a late visit to the patch and was rewarded with a ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD. The bird seen incredibly well and showed dark carpal patches which were full complete and dark which contrsated with very pale underside. It had a dark trailing edge to wings and some white on upper tail/rump.  The sun being so bright that the buff underside coverts and belly not easy to see. The bird did appear to have a breast band, but distinct due to light conditions. Seen hovering and when the sun hit the upper wing showed some paler features. Underwings showing streaking rather than barring, seen well as it drifted south west towards the sea.

Buzzard - 6+
Kestrel - 4
Sparrowhawk - 1
Grey Heron - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Stonechat - 4
Goldcrest - 2
Blackcap - 3
Chiffchaff - 8
Siskin - 40


Spent Sunday  morning in the woods looking for YBW, again failed miserably, seen everywhere else but Climping.

Brambling - 1
Siskin - 6
Stonechat - 7
Chiffchaff - 35
Goldcrest -6
Blackcap - 9
Jay - 2
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Green Woodpecker - 2
Pied Wagtail - c.70
Meadow Pipit - 27
Buzzard - 2
Sparrowhawk - 2
Kestrel - 1

Records for Saturday 8th October with most of the Finches and Hirundine moving east.

Peregrine - 2
Buzzard - 1
Little Egret - 2
Grey Heron - 2
Turnstone - 8
Kingfisher - 1
Ring Ouzel - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Stonechat - 4
Goldcrest - 4
Reed Bunting - 2
Skylark - 4
Chiffchaff - 60+
Meadow Pipit c.50 
Pied Wagtail - c.100 
Linnet - c.300
Goldfinch - c.150 
Siskin - 10
Swallow -180
House Martin - 20

07 October, 2016

Back out again this afternoon from 14:30

 Hobby - 1 Atherington
Buzzard - 1
Kestrel - 1
Sparrowhawk -1
Shag - 1 os
Great-crested Grebe - 3 os 2e
Razorbill - 1e
Brent Geese - 2w
Common Scoter 5e
Teal - 2 os
Gannet - 2e 3w
Oystercatcher - 2w
Little Egret - 1
Stonechat - 3
Linnet - c.120
Blackcap - 2
Chiffchaff - 5
Goldcrest - 1
Grey Partridge - 6
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1

A walk around the back of the golf course this morning produced a single Ring Ouzel, 24 Chiffchaff , 9 Blackcap, and 2 Goldcrest. West Beach didn't fare a lot better with a 2 Wheatear, 3 Stonechat a Grey Wagtail and c.30 Meadow Pipit. A single Knot amongst 10 Ringed Plover on the beach.

A single Knot on West Beach



06 October, 2016

Back out this afternoon for a couple of hours from 15:30 produced.

Merlin - 1 bread lane
Grey Wagtail - 1
Rock Pipit - 1
Brent Geese - 18w 2e
Gannet - 2e
Shag - 1 os
Great-crested Grebe - 3 os
Common Scoter - 2e
Eider - 1e
Oystercatcher - 21
Kestrel - 1
Grey Partridge - 6

Rock Pipit Climping Beach

Grey Wagtail Atherington Pools



Plenty of movement over the golf course this morning, with the highlights being a Short-eared Owl and four Ring Ouzels that showed well. Still plenty of hirundine around and an increase in Robin and Song Thrush numbers.

Short-eared Owl - 1
Ring Ouzel -  golf course & mill
Stonechat - 11
Chiffchaff - 22
Blackcap - 13
Goldcrest - 5
Song Thrush - 15
Pied Wagtail - c.150
Meadow Pipit - 70
Goldfinch - c.170
Linnet - c.100
Siskin - 4
Reed Bunting - 5
Skylark - 30
Wheatear - 5
Little Egret - 5
Grey Heron - 2
Brent Geese - 2w 3e
Jay - 2
Buzzard - 2
Sparrowhawk - 1
Kestrel - 2

Ring Ouzel golf course


Wheatear

04 October, 2016

Covering Climping beach from the car park up to Poole Place this morning produced the following.

Brent Geese - 9w 5e
Razorbill - 1e
Shag - 1 os
Great-crested Grebe - 2e 1os
Wigeon - 18e
Gannet - 12 offshore
Curlew - 3
Ringed Plover - 1
Sanderling - 1
Oystercatcher - 7
Mediterranean Gull - 30
Sandwich Tern - 2e 1w
Cormorant - 35 6e
Little Egret - 1
Grey Heron - 1
Sparrowhawk - 1
Kestrel - 1
Linnet - c.250
Meadow Pipit - 35
Siskin - 4
Grey Wagtail - 1
Yellow Wagtail - 1
Pied Wagtail - 29
Wheatear - 2
Stonechat - 3
Chiffchaff - 9
Blackcap - 2
Skylark - 4
Green Woodpecker - 1


Yesterday 3rd Oct with good numbers of Finches on the move and still good numbers of both Swallow and House Martin moving.

Siskin - 32
Goldfinch - c.250
Linnet - c.100
Chiffchaff - c.60
Meadow Pipit - 55
Blackcap - 20
Stonechat - 12
Reed Bunting - 6
Pied Wagtail - 24
Skylark - 9
Wheatear - 5
Grey Wagtail - 1
Little Egret - 3
Grey Heron - 1
Sandwich Tern - 2w
Grey Partridge - 2
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Peregrine - 1
Buzzard - 1
Kestrel - 3
Jay - 1

Meadow Pipit

Reed Bunting


01 October, 2016

Dozen Spoonbills


The highlight of a miserable wet morning was easily a dozen or so Spoonbill drifting west over Poole Place in a heavy shower.

Spoonbill - 12w
Brent Geese - 7w
Great-crested Grebe - 3 os
Wigeon - 1w
Commic Tern - 2
Sandwich Tern - 7w
Gannet - 5w
Med Gull - 8w
Wheatear - 9
Chiffchaff - c.50
Goldcrest - 4
Blackcap - 27
Stonechat - 5
Spotted Fly - 1
Whitethroat - 3
Linnet - c.250
Meadow Ppit c.75
Skylark - 7
Buzzard - 1
Grey Partridge - 3
Sparrowhawk - w
Kestrel - 1
Ringed Plover - 6
Dunlin - 1n
Sanderling - `19w

Seven and a half Spoonbill over Poole Place