Pied Fly - Puigderos Majorca Sept 2017

29 January, 2017

Took a walk around Marsh Farm this morning in the rain, the pools void of any wildfowl after recently being frozen over, but a good variety of birds nevertheless.

Firecrest - 1
Chiffchaff - 6
Goldcrest - 3
Siskin - 8
Bullfinch - 2
Meadow Pipit - 15
Stonechat - 1
Reed Bunting - 2
Yellowhammer - 2
Grey Wagtail - 1
Pied Wagtail - 3
Redwing - 31
Fieldfare - 7
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Green Woodpecker - 1
Buzzard - 3
Kestrel - 1
Little Egret - 1

28 January, 2017

Hundreds and hundreds of Gannets feeding offshore again this morning with very little else on the move. Combined totals again below.

Red-throated Diver - 1 os
Diver sp - 1e
Brent Geese - c.450
Common Scoter - 35 os
Red-breasted Merganser - 2w
Great-crested Grebe - 2os
Mediterranean Gull - 17
Common Gull - present nc
Grey Plover - c.60
Oystercatcher - 10
Sanderling - 9
Snipe - 1
Firecrest - 1
Goldcrest - 7
Skylark - 2
Meadow Pipit - 2
Green Woodpecker - 1
Grey Partridge - 6

Med Gull Climping Beach

Buzzard Bailiffscourt
Brent Geese battling the constant crow scares




27 January, 2017

Combined totals today with the highlight being a Woodcock flushed from the grounds of Baliffscourt.

Totals from offshore and the beach.
Gannet - 56
Fulmar - 1
Mediterranean Gull  - 2
Common Gull - 25
Great-crested Grebe - 2
Common Scoter - c.25
Sanderling - 25
Grey Plover - 40
Turnstone - c.60
Oystercatcher - 6
Brent Geese - c.400

24 January, 2017

A fine bright Sunny morning  with a flat calm sea  produced a Velevt Scoter amongst the flock of Common off Climping Beach.

Velvet Scoter - 1  os
Common Scoter - c.75
Brent Geese - c.600
Great-crested Grebe - 12
Red-breasted Merganser - 2
Shoveler - 2w
Mediterranean Gull - 21
Sanderling - 9
Ringed Plover - 2
Meadow Pipit - 7 Horse paddock
Goldcrest - 6
Grey Partridge - 10 Baliffscourt

Marsh Farm this afternoon in glorious weather

Mute Swan - 4
Teal - 45
Wigeon - 7
Shoveler - 4
Gadwall - 10
Redwing - 20
Mistle Thrush - 2
Chiffchaff - 3
Goldcrest - 1
Grey Wagtail - 2
Pied Wagtail - 5
Meadow Pipit - 3
Reed Bunting - 1
Stonechat - 1
Snipe - 2
Water Rail - 2
Sparrowhawk - 1

Water Rail scurrying across a path

Redwing

Grey Wagtail

18 January, 2017

A cold bright sunny morning around the patch produced very little with just 25 Sanderling,  6 Grey Plover and 1 Med Gull West Beach and just a single Meadow Pipit there.  A Little Egret on the Golf Course and 5 Grey Partridge in the field west of the Mill. Singles of Treecreeper, Jay, Great-spotted Woodpecker and 4 Goldcrest in Firstwood,  and singles of both Common Sanpiper and Redshank in the Marina.





14 January, 2017

A brief visit for me around the patch this morning produced the usual fare offshore from the car park, with c.60 Gannet, 70 Brent Geese, 20 Common Scoter, 5 Great Crested Grebe and small numbers of both Sanderling and Turnstone on the tideline. A flock of c.80 Skylark in the fields at the bottom of Longwood and a single Mediterranean Gull flew west there, the highlight being 2 Bullfinch at the bottom of the Mill path.

10 January, 2017

A good walk around the farm this morning, with a good variety of species although nothing special.

Green Sandpiper - 1
Water Rail - 1
Grey Heron - 1
Snipe - 1
Gadwall - c.100
Teal - 29
Wigeon - 7
Tufted Duck - 1
Med Gull - 2w
Kingfisher - 2
Redwing - c.65
Fieldfare - c.40
Mistle Thrush - 3
Bullfinch - 10
Meadow Pipit - 8
Stonechat - 2
Chiffchaff - 4
Goldcrest - 4
Grey Wagtail - 1
Pied Wagtail - 3
Buzzard - 1
Sparrowhawk - 1
Kestrel - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Jay - 2


Mistle Thrush
Onto Climping Beach early afternoon with the tide half way out, a few bits and bobs along the shoreline and on the calm sea.

Med Gull - c.50
Common Scoter - 40
Red-throated Diver - 1 os
Great-crested Grebe - 11
Brent Geese - c.200 os
Grey Plover - 9
Red-breated Merganser - os 5
Guillemot - 1 os
Sanderling - 33
Turnstone - 60
Oystercatcher - 3

09 January, 2017

Climping Beach from 08:15 produced good numbers of Gannets and Common Scoters feeding offshore and Lapwing and  Curlew in the fields before the Crow scares flushed everything away.

Red-throated Diver - 3 os
Kittiwake - 2w
Med Gull - 1w
Gannet - c.80
Common Scoter - 60 os
Red-breasted Merganser - 15 os
Great-crested Grebe - 1 os
Brent Geese - c.180 os
Sanderling - 55
Curlew - 46
Lapwing - c.130 back fields
Ringed Plover - 1
Oystercatcher - 3w 3e
Turnstone - 50


04 January, 2017

Received  a report of 2 Long-tailed Duck flying east past Poole Place at 14:53 (OM)

Happy new year to all, first visit out for me this year, nothing of any note but good numbers of wildfowl on the big pool.

Gadwall - c.75
Teal - 42
Wigeon - 23
Tufted Duck - 2
Water Rail - 1
Grey Heron - 1
Snipe - 4
Redwing - 65
Fieldfare - 40
Chiffchaff  - 4
Goldcrest - 1
Meadow Pipit - 1
Stonechat - 3
Bullfinch - 3
Yellowhammer - 1
Pied Wagtail - 7

Onto Climping beach from 13:30 were there was hundreds if not thousands of Gulls, Gannets feeding distantly offshore with loads of distant Auks sp moving mainly east.

Red-throated Diver - 1w 1 on sea
Common Scoter - 5w
Great-crested Grebe - 6 os
Red-breasted Merganser - 2w 1e 2 os
Med Gull - c.45 back fields
Sanderling - c.55
Turnstone - c.75
Oystercatcher - 5w
Kestrel - 1
Goldcrest - 3