Bald Eagle Florida Nov 2017

31 August, 2017

Good coverage again this morning resulting in a good variety of species.

Hobby - 1
Peregrine - 2
Buzzard - 2
Kestrel - 2
Redstart - 5
Tree Pipit - 2
Yellow Wagtail - c.250
Grey Wagtail - 2
Whinchat - 2
Stonechat - 1
Wheatear - 10
Spotted Flycatcher - 5
Lesser Whitethroat - 3
Whitethroat - c.30
Blackcap - c.40
Garden Warbler - 5
Reed Warbler - 6
Willow Warbler - 15
Chiffchaff - 12
Bullfinch - 2
Coal Tit - 2
Goldcrest - 1
Skylark - 2
Meadow Pipit - 6
Sand Martin - 29
House Martin - 3
Swallow - 15
Grey Heron - 3
Little Egret - 2
Kingfisher - 2
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Green Woodpecker - 2
Jay - 5
Grey Partridge - 13
Oystercatcher - 1
Ringed Plover - 1
Common Sandpiper - 1
Mediterranean Gull - 3

Tree Pipit

Redstart

Willow Warbler
Yellow Wagtail


30 August, 2017

Out and about late morning due to a visit to the dentist, only discover large number of House Martin moving west over Kents Cottages c.700. About 125 Yellow Wagtail in the fields along with 6 Wheatear, 2 Buzzard, 10 Grey Partridge and 5 Willow Warbler in the bushes.

29 August, 2017

A record count of over 600 Yellow Wagtail in the patch today, with large numbers moving east early morning but still good numbers present  in fields north of the Mill Cottage early afternoon. Combined totals below include an elusive Pied Fly at Atherington.

Yellow Wagtail - c.600+
Grey Wagtail - 3
Tree Pipit - 1 
Pied Flycatcher - 1
Spotted Flycatcher - 5
Whinchat - 3
Wheatear - 20
Lesser Whitethroat - 2
Whitethroat - 35
Blackcap - c.40
Willow Warbler - 7
Chiffchaff - 2
Reed Warbler - 5
Sedge Warbler - 1
Goldcrest - 3
Bullfinch - 2
Swift - 4
House Martin - 35
Sand Martin - 2
Swallow - 55
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Green Woodpecker - 3
Peregrine - 2
Buzzard - 4
Kestrel - 3
Sparrowhawk - 2
Snipe - 1
Turnstone - 30
Mediterranean Gull - 5
Grey Heron - 3
Little Egret - 4
Grey Partridge - 10

Yellow Wagtail


Wheatear

Grey Heron

28 August, 2017

Good coverage of the patch today resulted in some good numbers for the morning, with at least 200 Yellow Wagtail in and moving through the stubble fields at the bottom of Long Wood.

Yellow Wagtail - 200+
Tree Pipit - 1 hrd
Redstart - 1 bottom of long wood
Whinchat - 3 fields north of golf course
Spottted Flycatcher - 5-Atherington
Garden Warbler - 4
Lesser Whitethroat - 3
Whitethroat - c.45
Willow Warbler - 10
Wheatear - 23
Blackcap - 25
Chiffchaff - 2
Reed Warbler - 2
Goldcrest - 1
Linnet - 90
Skylark - 1
Song Thrush - 2
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Green Woodpecker - 2
Peregrine - 2
Buzzard - 2
Kestrel - 2
Sparrowhawk - 2
Swallow - 55
Grey Partridge - 3
Grey Heron - 3
Little Egret - 3
Mediterranean Gull - 65
Lapwing - 45





27 August, 2017

Combined totals for Climping this morning from RP&RG,  and the undoubted highlight being a White Stork seen flying east past the river mouth.

White Stork - 1
Med Gull - 35
Golden Plover - 1
Peregrine - 1
Buzzard - 4
Sparrowhawk - 1
Kingfisher - 1
Swallow -30 
Wheatear - 21 
Redstart - 2
Whinchat - 2
Spot Fly - 3
Yellow Wagtail - 80 - 100
Blackcap - 25
Willow Warbler - 12
Chiffchaff - 4
Whitethroat - c.40
Lesser Whitethroat - 4
Reed Warbler - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Green Woodpecker - 3

Marsh Farm this morning for me didn't live up to expectations.

Yellowhammer - 3
Marsh Tit - 2
Whinchat - 1
Spot Fly - 6
Willow Warbler - 35
Chiffchaff - 6
Blackcap - 9
Whitethroat - 15
Yellow Wagtail - 30
Reed Warbler - 2
Cetti's Warbler - 1
Bullfinch -2
Pied Wagtail - 10
Kingfisher - 1
Grey Heron - 3
Sparrowhawk - 1
Buzzard - 7
Kestrel - 2
Sand Martin - 2
House Martin - 10
Swallow - c.75
Med Gull - 11
Green Woodpecker - 2
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Green Sandpiper - 1

Whinchat

Spot Fly


25 August, 2017

A good variety this morning although not a rare amongst them. A Green Sandpiper flew over calling heading north up river from Kents Cottages.

Redstart - 2 Camp site & Paddock
Spotted Flycatcher - 2 Atherington
Yellow Wagtail - 29
Wheatear - 1
Garden Warbler - 1
Lesser Whitethroat - 3
Whitethroat - 25
Willow Warbler - 9
Chiffchaff - 2
Goldcrest - 1
Linnet - c.100
Reed Warbler - 3
Reed Bunting - 1
Sand Martin - 24
Swallow - c.80
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Green Woodpecker - 3
Jay - 2
Buzzard - 1
Kestrel - 2
Sparrowhawk - 3
Grey Partridge - 7
Grey Heron - 2
Little Egret - 4
Cormorant - 15
Sandwich Tern - 10
Med Gull - c.125
Ringed Plover - 5
Oystercatcher - 3
Turnstone - 40
Green Sandpiper - 1

Spot Fly
Redstart

Lesser Whitethroat Camp Site
Med Gull Climping Beach

23 August, 2017

Small number of  Chiffchaff, Willow and Reed Warbler around this morning, along with a single Yellow Wagtail.  1 Grey Plover, 13 Shelduck flew west at West Beach, also 2 Med Gull there and a Fulmar flew east.

22 August, 2017

Hard work this morning, with no sign of yesterdays Tree Sparrow, highlights being 3 Whinchat around Bread Lane and a Spot Fly Kents Cottages.

Whinchat - 3
Spotted Flycatcher - 1
Wheatear - 6
Lesser Whitethroat - 1
Whitethroat - 23
Cetti's Warbler - 1
Reed Warbler - 1
Willow Warbler - 17
Blackcap - 9
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Green Woodpecker - 2
Jay - 3
Swift - 7
Sand Martin - 3
Kingfisher - 1
Common Sandpiper - 2
Peregrine - 1
Kestrel - 2
Sparrowhawk - 1
Med Gull - 58
Sandwich Tern - 10
Little Egret - 9
Grey Heron - 1

Whinchat Bread Lane

Spot Fly

Oystercatcher Climping Beach


21 August, 2017

Good numbers of Wheatear around West Beach this morning, then a call mid morning from Eric(ES) had me rushing down to bread lane horse paddock to see a Tree Sparrow.

Tree Sparrow - 1
Med Gull - 5
Yellow-legged Gull - 1 Marina
Common Sandpiper - 3 Marina
Greenshank - 1 flying calling west over Athrington
Ringed Plover - 8
Wheatear - 17
Cetti's Warbler - 1
Whitethroat - 23
Garden Warbler - 2
Lesser Whitethroat - 1
Blackcap - 2
Willow Warbler - 10
Reed Warbler - 3
Sparrowhawk - 2
Kestrel - 2
Swift - 19
Swallow - 11
Sand Martin - 1
Meadow Pipit - 16
Pied Wagtail - 3

Tree Sparrow Bread Lane

Juv Stonechat Golf Course


Unless i'm mistaken another Yellow-legged Gull in the Marina this morning




17 August, 2017

Very quiet again at the patch in blustery conditions.

Gannet - 55w 16e
Cormorant - 3w 9e
Med Gull - 4w 7e
Common Tern - 13w
Sandwich Tern - 3w
Sanderling - 9w
Ringed Plover - 16w
Dunlin - 1w
Oystercatcher - 2e
Whimbrel - 1w
Turnstone - 15
Green Woodpecker - 2
Peregrine - 1
Kestrel - 1
Little Egret - 5
Swift - 1
Meadow Pipit - 5
Wheatear - 2
Common Sandpiper - 3

Common Sandpiper Marina
Wheatear West Beach
Gannets offshore Climping

16 August, 2017

Very quiet around the patch this morning even with combined totals.

Litte Egret - 11
Grey Heron - 2
Shelduck - 2w
Med Gull - 9
Sanderling - 20
Ringed Plover - 5
Bullfinch - 2
Lesser Whiethroat - 2
Willow Warber - 13
Blackcap - 5
Reed Warbler - 4
Meadow Pipit - 5
Green Woodpecker - 2
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Buzzard - 2
Sparrowhawk - 2
Kestrel - 1
Sand Martin - 3
Swallow - 5
Common Sandpiper - 2
Yellow-legged Gull - 1


Med Gull Climping Beach

Lesser Whitethroat Golf Course
Common Sand Marina

Looks a good candidate for Juv Yellow-legged Gull in the Marina this morning



15 August, 2017

Usual suspects around this morning, with the fields being ploughed and fertilised there are good numbers of Gulls in the area.

Peregrine - 3
Buzzard - 2
Kestrel - 1
Sparrowhawk - 1
Med Gull - 25
Grey Heron - 2
Little Egret - 3
Jay - 3
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Green Woodpecker - 1
Swallow - 6
Reed Warbler - 4
Willow Warbler - 10
Whitethroat - 22
Blackcap - 6
Lesser Whitethroat - 1
Garden Warbler - 1
Sedge Warbler - 1
Bullfinch - 1
Turnstone - 5

13 August, 2017

 Climping this morning, 1 Spot Fly, 20 Willow Warbler, 22 Whitethroat, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 8 Reed Warbler, and 8 Redshank.

Around Marsh Farm;

Green Sandpiper - 1
Redstart - 1
Garden Warbler - 2
Willow Warbler - c.50+
Chiffchaff - 7
Lesser Whitethroat - 3
Whitethroat - 10
Blackcap - 15
Bullfinch - 7
Reed Warbler - 9
Sedge Warbler - 2
Yellowhammer - 2
Buzzard - 5
Sand Martin - 10
House Martin - 3
Swallow - 15
Grey Heron - 1
Med Gull - 5
Jay - 5
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Green Woodpecker - 3



11 August, 2017

A good variety of species and numbers passing through the patch this morning, with the highlight being a Grasshopper Warbler on the Golf Course and a Hobby east at Atherington.

Hobby - 1
Peregrine - 1
Sparrowhawk - 2
Kestrel - 3
Buzzard - 8
Grasshopper Warbler - 1
Garden Warbler -1
Lesser Whitethroat - 3
Whitethroat - 35
Reed Warbler - 17
Cetti's Warbler - 1
Willow Warbler - 26
Chiffchaff - 2
Blackcap - 13
Bullfinch - 2
Reed Bunting - 1
Jay - 3
Great spotted Woodpecker - 2
Green Woodpecker - 3
Sand Martin - 10
Swallow - 7
Grey Partridge - 10
Little Egret - 5
Grey Heron - 2
Whimbrel - 1
Turnstone - 28
Dunlin - 2
Ringed Plover - 1
Med Gull - 14


09 August, 2017

A walk from Ford rail bridge to the bend between the prison and wood yard this morning prior to walking back to Arundel. On the Ford stretch produced. 

 Black-tailed Godwits - 2
 Common Sandpiper  - 3
 Whimbrel - 1
Little Egret - 12
Grey Heron - 4
Mediterranean Gull - 14+
Great Black-back - 1
Herring Gull - 150
Black-headed Gull -110
Kestrel - 2
Buzzard - 2
Stock Dove - 20 
Green Woodpecker - 2
Whitethroat - 1
Swift - 1

With not many passerines at all. (MD) 

08 August, 2017

An Osprey flew in from the River near the Marina this morning at 09:10. Watched from the back of the Mill Cottage heading south towards the golf course until lost to view.

Osprey - 1
Peregrine - 2
Sparrowhawk - 3
Kestrel - 1
Grey Heron - 1
Little Egret - 2
Kingfisher - 1
Garden Warbler - 2
Whitethroat - 23
Blackcap - 10
Willow Warbler - 8
Reed Warbler - 17
Sedge Warbler - 2
Cetti's Warbler - 1 hrd
Reed Bunting - 2
Skylark - 4
Song Thrush - 2
Swift - 1
Swallow - 3
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Green Woodpecker - 3
Jay - 2
Grey Partridge - 10
Whimbrel - 3
Turnstone - 30
Sandwich Tern - 10

07 August, 2017

Meagre returns today with the highlight being a flock of Canada Geese flying west of the paddock mid morning.

Canada Geese - 34
Grey Heron - 1
Little Egret - 1
Cormorant - 11
Whimbrel - 3
Oystercatcher - 1
Med Gull - 6
Green Woodpecker - 2
Grey Partridge - 15
Jay - 2
Sparrowhawk - 3
Swift - c.75w
Sand Martin - 2
House Martin - 10
Swallow - 5
Reed Warbler - 9
Sedge Warbler - 1
Cetti's Warbler - 1 hrd
Blackcap - 4
Whitethroat - 13
Willow Warbler - 6
Stonechat - 1
Wheatear - 2
Meadow Pipit - 12

Meadow Pipit

06 August, 2017

Combined totals for this morning include the long staying Cuckoo, and the 1st Yellow Wagtail of the Autumn.

Cuckoo - 1
Yellow Wagtail - 1
Garden Warbler - 2
Wheatear - 4
Willow Warbler - 15
Reed Warbler - 25
Whitethroat - 35
Blackcap - 4
Jay - 1
Grey Partridge - 10
Peregrine - 2
Buzzard - 1
Sparrowhawk - 1
Little Egret - 1
Whimbrel - 1
Swift - 2
Sand Martin - 2
Swallow - 6
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 3
Green Woodpecker - 3
Song Thrush - 2
Common Sandpiper - 4

05 August, 2017

Combined totals for this morning, which reads very similar to yesterday with just a few new additions. 

Peregrine - 2
Buzzard - 3
Kestrel - 1
Whimbrel - 2
Common Sandpiper - 4
Med Gull - 3
Ringed Plover - 2
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Green Woodpecker - 1
Swift - c.100
Sand Martin - 18
House Martin - 8
Swallow - 6
Wheatear - 2
Garden Warbler - 2
Blackcap - 4
Reed Warbler - 8
Sedge Warbler - 2
Willow Warbler - 8
Chiffchaff - 4
Whitethroat - 10
Song Thrush - 1

04 August, 2017

Good numbers of Bullfinch seen around the Mill/Longwood area this morning.

Peregrine - 2
Buzzard - 3
Kestrel - 1
Sparrowhawk - 1
Grey Heron - 1
Little Egret - 8
Med Gull - 2
Common Sandpiper - 3
Swallow - 2
Jay - 1
Skylark - 4
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Green Woodpecker - 1
Reed Warbler - 4
Chiffchaff - 2
Blackcap - 2
Whitethroat - 4
Lesser Whitethroat - 1
Bullfinch - 8
Linnet - c.40
Goldfinch - c.40


03 August, 2017

A brief visit to the patch this morning in blustery conditions produced very little in the way of variety with sea passage being very disappointing.

Peregrine - 2
Buzzard - 3
Little Egret - 3
Sanderling - 8w
Ringed Plover - 3w
Turnstone - 5w
Oystercatcher - 1w
Common Scoter - 18e
Gannet - 5w
Cuckoo - 1
Willow Warbler - 1
Whitethroat - 7
Bullfinch - 2
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Green Woodpecker - 2
Jay - 2

02 August, 2017

Combined totals today before the rain set in, include an adult Little Gull in a large flock behind the Mill Cottage. A Peregrine moving through scattered everything off, and a juv Cuckoo still there.

Little Gull - 1
Mediterranean Gull - 15
Common Gull - 5
Gannet - 11w 5e
Sandwich Tern - 9w 4e
Cuckoo - 1
Whimbrel - 5
Oystercatcher - 3
Ringed Plover - 1
Turnstone - 3
Grey Heron - 1
Little Egret - 2
Sand Martin - 3
House Martin - 10
Swallow - 40
Swift - 55
Peregrine - 2
Sparrowhawk - 2
Buzzard - 1
Kestrel - 1
Bullfinch - 4
Willow Warbler - 3
Whitethroat - 15
Blackcap - 7
Reed Warbler - 6
Meadow Pipit - 5
Linnet - 70
Goldfinch - 30
Jay - 2
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Grey Partridge - 2


Long staying Cuckoo