Rock Thrush Morocco April 2016

02 May, 2017

A fine bright sunny morning with just a hint of a breeze found me wandering around the Golf Course and the back fields. Again nothing to get excited about, combined totals below include my first Swift of the year.

Swift - 1
Swallow - 20
Yellow Wagtail - 1
Whitethroat - c.40
Reed Warbler - 17
Sedge Warbler - 3
Cetti's Warbler - 2
Goldcrest - 1
Willow Warbler - 5
Chiffchaff - 7
Blackcap - 11
Reed Bunting - 4
Whimbrel - 10
Grey Heron - 1
Little Egret - 1
Med Gull - 2
Grey Partridge - 2
Song Thrush - 4
Peregrine - 1
Stock Dove - 4
Coot - 2
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2


Whimbrel on the golf course

A quick stroll around Marsh Farm this afternoon produced 2 Cuckoo, 4 Lapwing, 3 Buzzard, 11 Med Gull, 3 Cetti's Warbler and a Wheatear, as well as the usual array of Warblers.

Records for Monday 1st May sea watch at Climping beach produced no Poms for me but some splendid close inshore Artic Skua action with 7e and 2e 1w Great Skua.  Just 6e Eider and a couple of Shelduck before I called a halt to proceedings.