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28 February, 2017

Bright and sunny at Climping late morning but with little evidence of any passage. An Eider offshore from the car park, was the highlight along the usual Red-breasted Merganser and Great-crested Grebe on the sea,  with small numbers of both Med and Common Gull feeding in the surf. C.75 Brent Geese in Cudlow field along with 35 Curlew and 65 Grey Plover flew west.  A Treecreeper and several Goldcrest around Climping Cottages.

21 February, 2017

An afternoon visit to Climping produced more people than birds, 2 Coal Tit around Climping Cottages, and 25 Curlew in the fields being the highlights.

Coal Tit - 2
Goldcrest - 8
Stonechat - 1
Great Spotted Woodpecker - 1
Green Woodpecker - 1
Meadow Pipit - 3
Skylark - 7
Buzzard - 2
Sparrowhawk - 1
Curlew - 25
Sanderling - 6
Great-crested Grebe - 12 os
Common Scoter - 5 os
Brent Geese - 2w

16 February, 2017

A mild damp cloudy morning around the Farm, producing a couple of new birds for the year and plenty of species in song.

Cetti's Warbler - 2 hrd
Chiffchaff - 4
Goldcrest - 3
Coal Tit - 1
Bullfinch - 8
Yellowhammer - 4
Reed Bunting - 2
Redwing - 15
Meadow Pipit - 2
Skylark - 7
Grey Wagtail - 1
Green Woodpecker - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Jay - 1
Stock Dove - 1
Buzzard - 3
Sparrowhawk - 1
Shoveler - 1
Teal - 3
Water Rail - 2
Grey Heron - 1
Cormorant - 2

Bullfinch

Buzzard

Grey Wagtail

A quick afternoon visit to Climping produced 25 Great-crested Grebe on the sea and c.130 Sanderling west in two flocks.  Opposite the entrance to Bailiffscourt amongst the Tit flock there was a couple of Coal Tit and a Firecrest along with many Goldcrest.

Coal Tit

Firecrest

15 February, 2017

From West Beach covering Longwood and the back of the Golf Course proved to be very quiet this morning.

Brent Geese - 150
Mediterranean Gull - 9
Common Gull - 12
Sanderling - 33
Grey Plover - 3e
Curlew - 1e 1w
Shelduck 1e 1w
Red-throated Diver - 1e
Great-crested Grebe - 4os
Red-breasted Merganser - 1
Oystercatcher - 2
Meadow Pipit - 5
Skylark - 15
Grey Partridge - 1
Buzzard - 2
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Goldcrest - 7
Chiffchaff - 2
Treecreeper - 1
Wood Pigeon - c.500


12 February, 2017

With Shooters around the Farm and Crow Scarers a plenty going off at regular intervals at Climping my winter birding is proving very unproductive. Marsh Farm this morning proved the fact with  just 2 Canada Geese on the big pool with a few Coots.

Kingfisher - 1
Chiffchaff - 2
Goldcrest - 1
Redwing - 15
Mistle Thrush - 3
Bullfinch - 2
Skylark - 5
Grey Wagtail - 1
Grey Heron - 1
Jay - 2
Buzzard - 2

At Climping  this afternoon for a an hour from the car park producing the usual fare offshore with plenty of Gannets moving mostly east, again good numbers of Red-throated Diver,  Common Scoter, Great-crested Grebe, and lots of distant Auks.

Red-throated Diver

Common Gull

11 February, 2017

A very cold damp gloomy morning at Climping this morning, with the sea looking calm and lots of birds sitting on the sea. With c.600 Brent Geese and a further c.500 moving east, Red-throated Divers present again in good numbers with c.30 on the sea and a least 37 east. Good numbers of both Great-crested Grebe with c. 50 present and c.70 Common Scoter. Just 2 Mediterranean Gull and a couple of Common Gull, 4 Shelduck flew west.  A Seal present close inshore, 39 Sanderling and c.75 Turnstone along the shoreline.

07 February, 2017

There seemed to be quite a few Diver sitting on the sea at Climping Beach this morning with good numbers moving as the fishing boats approached. The highlight being a Black-throated Diver moving off west.

Black-throated Diver - 1w
Red-throated Diver - 17w 22e 25 os
Diver sp - 15
Common Scoter - 17 os
Great-crested Grebe - 6 os
Red-breasted Merganser - 13e
Oystercatcher - 2w
Turnstone - c.60
Mediterranean Gull - c.45
Grey Partridge - 7
Redwing - 1
Meadow Pipit - 6
Song Thrush - 6
Skylark - 2
Pied Wagtail - 3
Chiffchaff - 1
Goldcrest - 7
Treecreeper - 1
Jay - 2
Buzzard - 2
Common Sandpiper - 1

Common Sandpiper Marina


Records for Monday 6th Feb

Very quiet around the golf course with just

Stonechat - 2
Bullfinch - 2
Skylark - 2
Redwing - 1 horse paddock
Meadow Pipit - 13
Reed Bunting - 1
Goldcrest - 4
Grey Heron - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Mediterranean Gull - c.40
Great-crested Grebe - 4
Buzzard - 1
Peregrine - 1 gas tower

Marsh Farm from 14:00 and the only wildfowl on the big pool was a drake Pochard.

Fieldfare - 45
Redwing - 27
Bullfinch - 2
Reed Bunting - 1
Grey Wagtail - 1
Chiffchaff - 3
Goldcrest - 2
Meadow Pipit - 6
Buzzard - 1
Stock Dove - 4
Pochard - 1

Fieldfare & Starlings


Pochard