Long- legged Buzzard - Kazakhstan May 2017

30 July, 2017

The first returning Wheatear was on the golf course this morning,  dismal returns elsewhere with just two Common Sandpiper on the river by the Tesco roundabout, 17 Med Gull Climping Beach. 17 Whitethroat around the bushes with small numbers each of Willow Warbler, Blackcap and Reed Warbler.

29 July, 2017

A walk up River on the east side to the Ship & Anchor Pub at Ford, produced a Little Ringed Ringed Plover on the corner by the Prison and at least 10 Common Sandpiper.

Little Ringed Plover - 1
Common Sandpiper - 10
Whimbrel - 5
Curlew - 2
Oystercatcher - 2
Lapwing - 1
Cormorant - 6
Little Egret - 4
Grey Heron - 2
Med Gull - 27
Sparrowhawk - 1
Buzzard - 4
Kestrel - 2
Swift - 1
House Martin - 3
Grey Partridge - 2
Cetti's Warbler - 1 hrd
Willow Warbler - 3
Chiffchaff - 2
Reed Warbler - 4
Whitethroat - 2
Yellowhammer - 5


Little Ringed Plover



One of many Common Sands

Whimbrel
Cormorant

Great BB Gull


25 July, 2017

Good numbers of Willow Warbler around this morning, especially busy around the Mill, and a Whinchat in the corn field Climping Beach.

Whinchat - 1
Willow Warbler - 25
Sedge Warbler - 2
Reed Warbler - 3
Blackcap - 7
Whitethroat - 18
Song Thrush - 5
Skylark - 6
Bullfinch - 2
Treecreeper - 1
Green Woodpecker - 4
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Jay - 2
Med Gull - 15
Sandwich Tern - 4
Gannet - 2
Cormorant - 15
Whimbrel - 4w
Curlew - 2
Little Egret - 9
Grey Heron - 1
Dunlin - 2w
Oystercatcher - 5w
Turnstone - 50w
Swallow - 38
Sand Martin - 5
Buzzard - 1

Willow Warbler present in good numbers

Whinchat Climping Beach

Reed Warbler Bread Lane

Sedge Warbler Bread Lane

Whitethroat Bread Lane
Blackcap Kents Cottages




24 July, 2017

Juvenile Cuckoo still present at the back of the Mill Cottage, 7 Willow Warbler in the area as well as a good number of Swift hawking over the fields.

Cuckoo - 1
Sedge Warbler - 2
Reed Warbler - 10
Willow Warbler - 7
Whitethroat - 16
Blackcap - 2
Chiffchaff - 2
Skylark - 4
Stonechat - 1 juv
Swift - c.175
Sand Martin - 13
House Martin - 3
Swallow - 1
Green Woodpecker - 2
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Ringed Plover - 3
Sandwich Tern - 1w
Med Gull - 2
Little Egret - 1
Buzzard - 2


Sedge Warbler

Buzzard
Juv Cuckoo

23 July, 2017

Peregrine - 1
Kestrel - 1
Sparrowhawk - 1
Little Egret - 12
Grey Heron - 1
Ringed Plover - 2
Oystercatcher - 3
Whimbrel - 1
Little Owl - 1
Swift - 18
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 3
Green Woodpecker - 3
Jay - 1
Song Thrush - 2
Skylark - 4
Pied Wagtail - 2
Willow Warbler - 1
Chiffchaff - 3
Whitethroat - 12
Blackcap - 4
Reed Warbler - 11
Reed Bunting - 1
Linnet - c.80

20 July, 2017

Not a great deal happening at the patch this morning, just a single flock of Common Scoter went through and a few Whimbrel, with several Gannet feeding offshore.

Common Scoter - 30e
Gannet - 18e 37w
Whimbrel - 6w
Sandwich Tern - 3w
Sanderling - 7w
Ringed Plover - 1w
Oystercatcher - 1w
Ringed Plover - 1w
Turnstone - 11
Little Egret - 3w
Cormorant - 7w
Buzzard - 1
Green Wood - 1
Whitethroat - 10
Reed Warbler - 3
Chiffchaff - 2
Blackcap - 2

Little Egret Atherington

Turnstone Climping Beach


19 July, 2017

A very confiding juv Cuckoo this morning at West Beach by the corner of the Mill path, a large gathering in the fields north of the Mill held good numbers of Med Gull, and a single Whimbrel on the golf course.

Cuckoo - 1
Bullfinch - 2
Blackcap - 2
Reed Warbler - 4
Whitethroat - 3
Chiffchaff - 3
Skylark - 7
Reed Bunting - 1
Swift - 25
House Martin - 12
Sand Martin - 9
Swallow  - 20
Kestrel - 1
Buzzard - 1
Sparrowhawk - 1
Jay - 4
Green Woodpecker - 2
Gannet - 2w 2e
Sandwich Tern - 15w 10e
Mediterranean Gull - 27
Common Gull - 2
Lesser B B Gull - 4
Cormorant - 4w 2e
Ringed Plover - 3
Sanderling - 5
Osytercatcher - 5
Whimbrel - 1
Turnstone - 9

Confiding Cuckoo

14 July, 2017

Climping Beach from 06:30 nice to see some Sand Martin and Swift on the move, although little else present.

Swift - 60+
Sand Martin - 15w
Common Tern  - 2e
Sandwich Tern - 5e 9w
Gannet - 9w
Whimbrel - 9w
Curlew - 1w
Cormorant - 6e 7w
Oystercatcher - 2e 5w
Ringed Plover - 1w
Turnstone - 4w
Mediterranean Gull - 8 on beach
Grey Heron - 2
Little Egret - 5
Whiethroat - 15
Reed Warbler - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Green Woodpecker - 3


Juv Med Gull

Ad Med Gull

10 July, 2017

I managed to beat most of the dog walkers at Climping beach this morning before they could flush everything away.

Greenshank - 1
Redshank - 1
Dunlin - 2
Oystercatcher - 5
Ringed Plover - 2
Whimbrel - 5w
Turnstone - 8
Cormorant - 6e 17w
Little Egret - 2
Grey Heron - 2
Sandwich Tern 7e 12w
Med Gull - 2
Swift - 4
Buzzard - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Green Woodpecker - 1
Jay - 1
Song Thrush - 2
Whitethroat - 17
Blackcap - 1

Greenshank
Grey Heron
Little Egret
Ringed Plover