Pied Fly - Puigderos Majorca Sept 2017

23 October, 2017

A couple of Firecrest in the patch this morning, at First and Long wood. 10 each of Goldcrest and Chiffchaff, a couple of Blackcap, 5 Grey Partridge, 3 Swallow and a single of Redwing .

22 October, 2017

Finches and Meadow Pipits on the move but only in small flocks this morning, very quiet offshore. 

Brent Geese - 10w
Common Scoter - 4e
Wigeon - 4w
Great-crested Grebe - 3 
Mediterranean Gull - 45
Siskin - 4
Redpoll - 2
Swallow - 1
Skylark - 6
Little Egret - 3
Grey Heron - 2
Grey Wagtail - 1
Pied Wagtail - 15
Chiffchaff - 16
Goldcrest - 12
Blackcap - 2
Reed Bunting - 2
Peregrine - 1

21 October, 2017

A brisk south west didn't produce the desired results with measly totals below.

Brent Geese - 80w
Red-breasted Merganser - 5w
Great-crested Grebe - 2w 1os 
Common Scoter - 1
Wigeon - 6w
Gannet - 11w 1e
Kittiwake - 2w
Mediterranean Gull - 12
Grey Plover - 3w
Dunlin - 5w
Sanderling - 25w
Ringed Plover - 7w
Turnstone - 52w
Curlew - 2
Little Egret - 2
Kestrel - 1

Yesterday records all heading west;
Pochard - 3
Teal - 2
Pintail - 1
Common Scoter - 4
Brent Goose - 13
Dunlin - 13
Bar-tailed Godwit - 1
Gannet - 10+

19 October, 2017

Records recieved for today around the patch;

Goldcrest - 27
Chiffchaff - 19
Blackcap - 1
Firecrest - 2 mill and tamarisks at Climping
Stonechat - 9
Grey Partridge - 20
Rock Pipit - 2
Goldfinch - 160 E
Swallow  - 3

17 October, 2017

Good coverage around the patch today and with combined totals, far fewer finches on the move move. The only surprise was a close inshore Great-Northern Diver moving west early morning. 

Great-northern Diver - 1w 08:12 
Razorbill - 1w
Brent Geese - 2w
Eider - 2
Gannet - 4w
Shag - 1
Wigeon - 1w
Great-crested Grebe - 6
Mediteranean Gull - 25
Brambling - 1
Redpoll - 15
Siskin - 38
Rock Pipit - 1
Firecrest - 1 1st wood
Goldcrest - 44
Blackcap - 6
Reed Bunting - 4
Stonechat - 10
Grey Partridge - 5
Buzzard - 3
Kestrel - 1
Still plenty of Goldcrest in the area

2 Eider offshore Climping Beach

Grey Partridge Mill

Stonechat 



16 October, 2017

A large movement of Finches this morning with over 1300 Goldfinch moving east up until 12:30. A couple of Firecrest amongst the large numbers of Goldcrest in the area at Atherington and a a late Hobby in the hotel grounds.

Hobby - 1
Firecrest - 2
Goldcrest - 37
Chiffchaff - 15
Brambling - 1
Redpoll - 12
Siskin - 53
Goldfinch - c.1300
Linnet - c.100
Pied Wagtail - 25
Stonechat - 6
Reed Bunting - 1
Meadow Pipit - 45
Skylark - 77
Swallow - 26
House Martin - 4
Eider - 2e
Red-throated Diver - 1 
Gannet - 3e
Curlew - 6
Med Gull - 10
Lapwing - c.100


Hobby Bailiffscourt

Stonechat Atherington

12 October, 2017

Not a great deal around this morning with Finches and Meadow Pipits featuring strongly around West Beach this morning.
Wheatear - 2
Stonechat - 6
Skylark - 47
Siskin - 10
Goldfinch - c.90
Linnet - 40
Meadow Pipit - c.100
Pied Wagtailm - 75
Blackcap - 5
Chiffchaff - 8
Goldcrest - 11
Reed Bunting - 1
Peregrine - 2
Buzzard - 1
Kestrel - 2
Sparrowhawk - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Eider - 2 west beach
Little Egret - 2
Swallow - c.150
House Martin - 30


Wheatear
Meadow Pipit

Stonechat golf

Peregrine

11 October, 2017

Climping Beach from 02:15 with nothing moving offshore except a few Gannets, 4 Great-crested Grebe on the sea, 4 Sanderling flew west and a single Auk sp. The highlight if you could call it that was the presence 3 Rock Pipit on the beach.

One of three Rock Pipit Climping Beach

08 October, 2017

Finches present in good numbers this morning  as well as Meadow Pipit and Pied Wagtail, a female Bullfinch calling from the paddock at Climping was a surprise.
Siskin - 25
Bullfinch - 1
Goldfinch - c.175
Linnet - 50
Meadow Pipit - 90
Pied Wagtail - 150+
Skylark - 10
Stonechat - 5
Song Thrush - 5
Reed Bunting - 1
Chiffchaff - 19
Goldcrest - 13
Buzzard - 1
Jay - 2
Mediterranean Gull - 105
Great-crested Grebe - 7


Bullfinch 
Stonechat 6/10/2017
A sea watch from the car park at 15:15 yesterday for an hour produced 225 Brent Geese moving west, also 15 Wigeon, several of both Gannet and Med Gull and a Great-crested Grebe on the sea.

06 October, 2017

2 Dartford Warbler in the Tamerisk at Climping Beach this morning 100yds west of the Car Park. Singles of Eider and Great-c- Grebe on the sea, 65w Brent Geese and plenty of Med Gull patrolling the beach, with small numbers of Sandwich Tern and Gannet also on the move. Up to 12 Stonechat, 9 Wheatear in the area and plenty of Meadow Pipit in the fields with several small flocks in off the sea.

03 October, 2017

Again nothing to get excited about, with a few more Finches on the move and still plenty of Med Gull in the fields. The four Whinchat still present in the rife from bread lane and 2 Shag on the sea at Climping Beach. A White Stork reported over the river mouth at 11:15 was not seen again.Still plenty of hirundine on the move with good numbers of prodomintly House Martin early morning.

Redpoll - 2
Siskin -10
Whinchat - 4
Stonechat - 3
Pied Wagtail - 80+
Meadow Pipit - c.200
Linnet - c.120
Goldfinch - 50
Chiffchaff - 29
Goldcrest - 19
Whitethroat - 2
Blackcap - 6
Wheatear - 5
Grey Partridge - 10
Little Egret - 3
Grey Heron - 1
Lapwing - 1
Green Woodpecker - 3
Med Gull - 150+
Shag - 2 
Buzzard - 2
Kestrel - 2


Party of four Whinchat
Treecreeper Atherington
Wheatear
Kestrel
1st win Med Gull


02 October, 2017

Glad  to see that the  Alpine Swift seen in the patch on the 12th April 2017 by Richard Pulley and now officially added to the Climping Gap list.


A nice bight morning turning more blustery my mid morning. The highlight being a Hobby flying over West Beach dunes and out to sea. Four Whinchat in the rife looking east from bread lane.

Hobby - 1
Whinchat - 4
Stonechat - 8
Spotted Flycatcher - 1
Whitethroat - 1
Chiffchaff - 17
Goldcrest - 15
Wheatear - 9
Blackcap - 3
Meadow Pipit - 150+
Pied Wagtail - 25
Grey Wagtail - 1
Yellow Wagtail - 2
Treecreeper - 1
Kestrel - 2
Buzzard - 2
Jay - 2
Little Egret - 1
Grey Heron - 3
Med Gull - 100+



01 October, 2017

A Pied Flycatcher at Kents Cottages and a Whinchat in the paddock were the only reports today.

Yesterday concentrating on the Atherington/Bailiffscourt area produced 15 Goldcrests, 20 Chiffchaffs, 4 Blackcaps, 100+ Meadow Pipits, 15 Swallows, 40 Goldfinch and 6 Skylarks over.  Nothing moving over the sea.
 
 

28 September, 2017

Good numbers of Meadow Pipits in all the fields around the patch this morning, 4 Firecrest and a Redstart being the best of the rest.

Firecrest - 4 Bottom Longwood
Redstart - 1 Camp Site
Whinchat - 2
Stonechat - 7
Chiffchaff - 25
Goldcrest - 15
Skylark - 9
Grey Wagtail - 3
Yellow Wagatil - 16
Pied Wagtail - 23
Whitethroat - 4
Blackcap - 29
Peregrine - 2
Buzzard - 2
Sparrowhawk - 1
Kestrel - 1
Med Gull - 3

Firecrest

Whinchat

Yellow Wagtail
Peregrine


27 September, 2017

A Woodlark seen in flight over the golf course and calling was the highlight of the morning. Supporting cast of Hobby in fields hunting north of the Mill and 3 Whinchat around the paddock.

Woodlark - 1
Skylark - 15
Chiffchaff - 30+
Goldcrest - 17
Blackcap - 35
Whitethroat - 1
Whinchat - 3
Stonechat - 9
Grey Wagtail - 2
Yellow Wagtail - 4
Pied Wagtail - 35
Meadow Pipit - 70+ east
Goldfinch - c.150
Siskin - 2
Reed Bunting - 1
Little Egret - 3
Grey Heron - 4
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Green Woodpecker - 3
Grey Partridge - 11
Hobby - 1
Peregrine - 2
Buzzard - 2
Sparrowhawk - 1
Kestrel - 2

24 September, 2017

Bits and bobs about this morning but still nothing special, a continuous trickle of Swallow and House Martin moving through and plenty of Meadow Pipits in the fields.

Grasshopper Warbler - 1 golf course
Reed Warbler - 1
Sedge Warbler - 1
Tree Pipit - 1
Whinchat - 1
Wheatear - 2
Meadow Pipit - c.100
Blackcap - 12
Chiffchaff - 27
Goldcrest - 16
Goldfinch - 40
Skylark - 7
Grey Wagtail - 2
Yellow Wagtail - 5
Pied Wagtail - 7
Treecreeper - 1
Hobby - 1
Sparrowhawk - 1
Kestrel - 2
Buzzard - 2
Grey Partridge - 19
Grey Heron - 2
Little Egret - 2

Whinchat fields north of golf course


23 September, 2017

Plenty of Hirundine on the move again this morning with the majority being Swallow, also small flocks of Meadow Pipit, and the first flock of Brent Geese.

Grey Wagtail - 2
Yellow Wagtail - 1
Goldcrest - 19
Chiffchaff - 16
Cetti's Warbler - 1
Blackcap - 20
Bullfinch - 2
Wheatear - 1
Stonechat - 3
Song Thrush - 1
Jay - 3
Green Woodpecker - 3
Grey Partridge - 6
Brent Geese - 13w
Med Gull - 14
Little Egret - 1
Grey Heron - 2
Sparrowhawk - 1
Kestrel - 2

Med Gull Climping Beach

Grey Partridge


22 September, 2017

Late out due to other commitments found me covering the back of the golf course, long wood and west beach in a fine bright sunny morning. 

Chiffchaff - c.45
Blackcap - 30
Firecrest - 1 longwood
Goldcrest - 10
Wheatear - 2
Whitethroat - 3
Grey Wagtail - 2
Yellow Wagtail - 5
Pied Wagtail - 7
Siskin - 4
Meadow Pipit - c.75
Swallow - 24
Bullfinch - 1
Treecreeper - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Green Woodpecker - 3
Song Thrush - 1
Jay - 2
Hobby - 1
Sparrowhawk - 2
Kestrel - 2
Buzzard - 1
Sandwich Tern - 4w
Shag - 1w
Lapwing - 30
Grey Heron - 5+

21 September, 2017

Records for Tues 19th with the highlight being four Shag on the sea at Climping.

Chiffchaff 120
Blackcap 25
Willow Warbler 1
Whitethroat 2
Goldcrest 5
Redstart 1
Whinchat 1
Wheatear 2
Short-eared Owl 1
House Martin 1000+
Swallow 250+
Sand Martin 10+
Spotted Fly 1
Shag 4

15 September, 2017

My first Short-eared Owl of the Autumn flew north across fields at Climping Beach, a Siskin amongst a small Goldfinch flock at Atherington, good numbers of Hirundine on the move with  higher numbers of House Martin.

Short-eared Owl - 1
Redstart - 2
Spotted Flycatcher - 1
Whinchat - 1
Stonechat - 2
Yellow Wagtail - 10
Grey Wagtail - 1
Pied Wagtail - 3
Siskin - 1
Lesser Whitethroat - 2
Whitethroat - 5
Chiffchaff - 60+
Willow Warbler - 4
Goldcrest - 8
Meadow Pipit - c.50
Skylark - 5
Grey Partridge - 17
Buzzard - 5
Kestrel - 1
Sparrowhawk - 1
Little Egret - 5
Grey Heron - 1
Sandwich Tern - 5
Mediterranean Gull - 15
Ringed Plover - 3


Sparrowhawk over Bread Lane
Redstart old camp site
Chiffchaff present again in good numbers
Spot Fly Atherington


14 September, 2017

A lot of visible migration this morning with good numbers again of the more commoner species moving through the area.

Meadow Pipit - c.250
Chiffchaff - 50+
Goldcrest - 8
Willow Warbler - 4
Blackcap - 13
Whitethroat - 3
Wheatear - 15
Whinchat - 2 west beach
Stonechat - 1
Redstart - 1 bottom of longwood
Yellow Wagtail - 22
Grey Wagtail - 3
Pied Wagtail - 20
White Wagtail - 2
Reed Warbler - 2
Skylark - 9
Linnet - 27
Sand Martin - 23
House Martin - c.100
Swallow - 25
Grey Heron - 2
Little Egret - 5
Buzzard - 4
Kestrel - 2
Mediterranean Gull - 37
Green Woodpecker - 2
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Oystercatcher - 2
Cormorant - 15
Lapwing - c.40


Nice male Redstart
Whinchat West Beach
Yellow Wagtail


White Wagtail
Wheatear


13 September, 2017

Another hour or so wasted at the beach with singles of Shag, Tufted Duck, Sanderling moving slowly west, along with a couple of Sandwich Tern and a adult Med Gull on the sea.  A few more Common Gull putting in an a appearance and a Peregrine flew north from the beach.

12 September, 2017

An hour sea watch from the beach this evening produced very little save  for singes of Wheatear, Knot, Sanderling, Dunlin, a Shag on the sea, Common and Sandwich Tern 38 Oystercatcher west and a few Gannets. This lucky fellow below  nearly got squashed under foot.


Slow Worm



Again good coverage in the patch today but still providing little variety in the combined totals.

Peregrine - 1
Buzzard - 9+
Sparrowhawk - 2
Kestrel - 1
Grey Wagtail - 4
Yellow Wagtail - 3
Pied Wagtail - 1
Chiffchaff - c.45
Willow Warbler - 4
Blackcap - 25
Whitethroat - 9
Lesser Whitethroat - 2
Spotted Flycatcher - 1
Garden Warbler - 1
Reed Warbler - 2
Goldcrest - 5
Coal Tit - 1
Bullfinch - 2
Wheatear - 7
Skylark - 12
Meadow Pipit - c.50
Sand Martin - 10
House Martin - 15
Swallow - nc
Green Woodpecker - 3
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Kingfisher - 1
Jay - 3
Little Egret - 2
Grey Plover - 1
Med Gull - 10

Spot Fly Bailiffscourt

Wheatear  Climping Beach

Blackcap Camp Site

One of nine seen over Poole Place

11 September, 2017

A quick look around the back of the golf course in blustery conditions produced the following.

Chiffchaff - 33
Willow Warbler - 2
Goldcrest - 5
Lesser Whitethroat - 1
Whitethroat - 2
Blackcap - 7
Wheatear - 7
Treecreeper - 1
Little Egret - 3
Grey Heron - 1
Common Sandpiper - 1
Jay - 2
Sparrowhawk - 1
Kestrel - 1
Grey Partridge - 7
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1


Wheatear Climping car park this evening

10 September, 2017

What a difference a day makes.

Peregrine - 2
Buzzard - 2
Sparrowhawk - 2
Kestrel - 1
Grey Partridge - 15
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Green Woodpecker - 1
Kingfisher - 1
Little Egret - 1
Swallow - 20+
House Martin - 6
Sand Martin - 8
Wheatear - 5
Whinchat - 1
Yellow Wagtail - 1
Pied Wagtail - 1
Spotted Flycatcher - 2
Redstart - 2
Blackcap - 25
Whitethroat - 15
Lesser Whitethroat - 1
Chiffchaff - 20+
Willow Warbler - 4

Marsh Farm totals.

Chiffchaff - 45
Blackcap - 33
Wheatear - 3
Whinchat - 2
Whitethroat - 6
Pied Wagtail - 35
Yellow Wagtail - 15
Grey Wagtail - 2
Meadow Pipit - c.60
Bullfinch - 5
Reed Warbler - 5
Reed Bunting - 4
Cetti's Warbler - 3
Goldcrest - 4
Marsh Tit - 2
House Martin - c.200w
Sand Martin - 6
Swallow - 30
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 3
Green Woodpecker - 2
Song Thrush - 2
Little Grebe - 1
Mandarin - 1
Tufted Duck - 2
Kingfisher - 2
Buzzard - 4
Sparrowhawk - 2
Kestrel - 2

Mandarin Duck

Little Grebe


09 September, 2017

Good coverage which  produced a good variety in the patch this morning with good numbers of the commoner migrants moving through the area.

Firecrest - 2
Tree Pipit - 1
Redstart - 6+
Whinchat - 3
Stonechat - 2
Spotted Flycatcher - 2
Wheatear - 6
Garden Warbler - 4
Chiffchaff - c.75+
Willow Warbler - 40
Yellow Wagtail - c.80
Grey Wagtail - 1
Pied Wagtail - 3
Blackcap - 45
Goldcrest - 4
Whitethroat - 31
Lesser Whitethroat - 2
Reed Warbler - 1
Sedge Warbler - 1
Reed Bunting - 1
Meadow Pipit - 95
Linnet - 30
Swallow - 35
House Martin - 7
Sand Martin - 8
Song Thrush - 2
Kingfisher - 2
Knot - 1
Oystercatcher - 5
Curlew - 1
Peregrine - 1
Sparrowhawk - 2
Kestrel - 2
Buzzard - 4
Little Owl - 1
Grey Partridge - 5
Jay - 3
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 3
Green Woodpecker - 2
Mediterranean Gull - 18
Sandwich Tern - 5w
Grey Heron - 3

Kingfisher Climping Beach
Records for yesterday the 8th, a wet walk this morning along the river from the Ship+Anchor to the woodyard south of the prison. Too windy and wet for any passerines and nothing special but a few things about. (MD)

Curlew   1
Common Sandpipers   2
Oystercatcher   1
Mediterranean Gulls      42
Common Gulls  12
Black-headed Gulls         c250
Herring Gulls      c220
Little Egret          8
Grey Heron        3
Little Grebe        1
Cormorant          2


Records for the 7th Sept . A hot mid-day walk between Ship and Anchor and the marina today. All the passerines hunkered down from the heat.

Yellow-legged Gull 2 including 1 ad
Lesser Black-backed Gull  5
Great Black-backed Gull   2
Common Gull   2
Mediterranean Gull    5+
Black-headed Gull    740
Herring Gull      780
Common Sandpiper   9
Oystercatcher    14 (all below Marina)
Buzzard    1
Swallow   18
House Martin   10
Mute Swan   6
Little Egret   2
Grey Heron   3



Records for Wed 6th Sept Chris & Juliet
Quick visit to your patch late a.m to early p.m so quiet time of day really. List below of sightings.

Yellow Wagtail - c.150 In ploughed field by the woods all put up by a marauding Sparrowhawk
Chiffchaff - 3
Willow Warbler - 1
Blackcap - 3
Whitethroat - 2
Wheatear - 1
Grey Partridge - 3
Grey Heron - 2
Kestrel - 2
Buzzard - 2
Sparrowhawk - 1
Swallow - c.50
Sandwich Tern - 2
Med Gull - 2
Lesser Whitethroat - 1
Pied Wagtail - 3
Meadow Pipits - c.6
Peregrine - 2
Weasels- 4