White-Headed Lapwing Cameroon Apr 2018

26 April, 2018

A Pied Fly at the start of the footpath from the back of the golf course was the highlight of the morning.

Pied Flycatcher - 1
Lesser Whitethroat - 4
Whitethroat - 10
Willow Warbler - 3
Chiffchaff - 4
Blackcap - 12
Cetti's Warbler - 1
Sedge Warbler - 1
Reed Warbler - 4
Swallow - 7
Song Thrush - 2
Grey Heron - 2
Little Egret - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Green Woodpecker - 1
Grey Partridge - 4
Sparrowhawk - 2
Med Gull - 2



Whitethroat west beach

25 April, 2018

A summer plumage Black Guillemot still lurking around Climping Beach and up to Poole Place this morning, seen in flight and wing clapping maybe 200 yards offshore. A Whinchat in the horse paddock with at least 6 Wheatear.

Black Guillemot - 1
Great Skua - 1
Diver sp - 1w
Mediterranean Gull - 25e 6w
Common Tern - 2w
Sandwich Tern - 8w
Gannet - 45w 9e
Common Scoter - 6e
Whimbrel - 17w
Shelduck - 1w
Great-crested Grebe - 3
Grey Partridge - 2
Whinchat - 1
Wheatear - 12
Lesser Whitethroat - 1
Whitethroat - 9
Willow Warbler - 2
Chiffchaff - 7
Blackcap - 4
Reed Warbler - 2
Jay - 1
Green Woodpecker - 2
Swallow - 12
Sand Martin - 1
Buzzard - 3




Whinchat Horse Paddock

Wheatear Climping Beach

Whimbrel Poole Place


23 April, 2018

Distinctly cooler than the last couple of days, with good numbers of Wheatear present. (RP)

Sparrowhawk - 1
Grey Heron - 1
Sanderling - 14
Common Sandpiper - 1
Grey Partridge - 3
Shelduck - 2
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Green Woodpecker - 2
Swallow - 8
Song Thrush - 4
Wheatear - 18
Whitethroat - 6
Reed Warbler - 3
Cetti's Warbler - 1
Chiffchaff - 10
Blackcap - 10

22 April, 2018

The Water Pipit still present in the horse paddock early morning and a White Wagtail present there.

Peregrine - 1
Little Egret - 7
Grey Heron - 1
Gannet - 1
Fulmar - 1
Sandwich Tern - 8
Comic Tern - 10
Little Tern - 8
Ringed Plover - 2
Oystercatcher - 4
Grey Partridge - 3
Whimbrel - 4e
Wheatear - 4
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Green Woodpecker - 1
Little Owl - 1
Swallow - 8
Skylark - 6
Cetti's Warbler - 1
Reed Warbler - 3
Sedge Warbler - 2
Whitethroat - 15
Blackcap - 10
Reed Bunting - 1
White Wgatail - 1
Water Pipit - 1

21 April, 2018

Water Pipit

A nice surprise in the form of a summer plumaged Water Pipit showing well in the horse paddock off bread lane. Showed well for the usual suspects to connect but not seen after. Also a reeling Grasshopper Warbler from the back of the golf course and a Artic Skua east offshore. Combined totals below.

Water Pipit - 1
Grasshopper Warbler - 1
Lesser Whitethroat - 1
Whitethroat - 11
Willow Warbler - 1
Chiffchaff - 9
Sedge Warbler - 2
Reed Warbler - 2
Cetti's Warbler - 1
Blackcap - 10
Wheatear - 5
Skylark - 10
Linnets - 40
Swallow - 3
Song Thrush - 1
Mistle Thrush - 1
Grey Heron - 2
Grey Partridge - 5
Sparrowhawk - 2
Fulmar - 1e
Artic Skua - 1e
Sandwich Tern - 6w 10e
Great-crested Grebe - 3
Gannet - 3e
Mediterranean Gull - 10e
Sanderling - 5e
Turnstone - c.50

Water Pipit





20 April, 2018

At last good numbers of common migrants around the patch, my first Wheatears of the year with at least 12 along West Beach, a Whinchat along the rife north of the golf course, and a Yellow Wagtail over head there.

Wheatear - 12
Whinchat - 1 
Yellow Wagtail - 1
Sedge Warbler - 1
Reed Warbler - 3
Cetti's Warbler - 1
Whitethroat - 14
Lesser Whitethroat - 1 end mill path
Blackcap - 15
Chiffchaff - 7
Coal Tit - 2
Reed Bunting - 2
Skylark - 10
Linnet - c.40
Green Woodpecker - 2
Swallow - 8
Grey Heron - 2
Little Egret - 1
Grey Partridge - 4
Red Kite - 2
Kestrel - 2
Buzzard - 2
Med Gull - 8
Common Scoter - 6e
Great-crested Grebe - 3
Turnstones - c.50w

18 April, 2018

Still no Wheatears, but a few more common migrants trickling in.

Sedge Warbler - 2
Cetti's Warbler - 1
Whitethroat - 5
Chiffchaff - 6
Blackcap - 8
Bullfinch - 3
Coat Tit - 1
Skylark - 10
Swallow - 1
Mistle Thrush - 2
Song Thrush - 2
Jay - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Green Woodpecker - 1
Sparrowhawk - 1
Grey Heron - 2
Ringed Plover - 2
Sanderling - 25
Greylag Geese - 2
Med Gull - 5

17 April, 2018

First visit to the patch for a while and still relatively very quite although other sites suggest good movements offshore, combined efforts below.

Swallow - 2
Whiethroat - 1
Balckcap - 5
Chiffchaff - 8
Cetti's Warbler - 1
Skylark - 13
Linnet - 10
Buzzard - 3
Kestrel - 1
Jay - 1
Little Egret - 1
Red-legged Partridge - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Green Woodpecker - 1
Brent Geese - 8w
Common Scoter - 2e
Sandwich Tern 4e 1w
Gannet - 1w 1e
Great-crested Grebe - 1


01 April, 2018

Still very quiet in the patch today with the highlight being a Red Kite north of the golf course with at least 7 Buzzard and a Peregrine and 4 Firecrest around the bushes. Quiet offshore with 12 Mediterranean Gull, 20 Red-breasted Merganser and 13 Great-crested Grebe on the sea, 4 Sandwich Tern west and small numbers of Gannet lingering.

29 March, 2018

Very quiet offshore this morning in bright conditions after and before the rain kicked in still a cold feel to a stiff south west blow. 

Brent Geese - 2w 4e
Great-crested Grebe - 2
Red-breasted Merganser - 2
Mediterranean Gull - 2e
Gannet - 2e
Cormorant - 7e 3w
Turnstone - 38
Firecrest - 5
Chiffchaff - 3
Mistle Thrush - 2
Skylark - 9
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Grey Heron - 1
Buzzard - 4
Kestrel - 1



Kestrel golf course
Plenty of Firecrest today with two at Poole Place and singles at Atherington Pools, Horse Paddock and Longwood.







28 March, 2018

Red Kite

A quick look found a Red Kite flying north over the old camp site towards Kents Cottages mid morning, worth getting wet for. Also 3 Firecrest, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Grey Partridge, 1 Little Egret, 5 Great-crested Grebe and 7 Red-breasted Merganser offshore.

27 March, 2018

2 Firecrest and singles of both Redwing and Chichaff at Kents Farm this morning.

25 March, 2018

Around Marsh Farm this morning in murky mild conditions with no wildfowl on the pools whatsoever, although plenty of thrushes still present with c.100 Fieldfare and 20 Redwing.  In and around the bushes with 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Grey Wagtail, 5 Bullfinch, 5 Yellowhammer and 2 Jay. 2 Lapwing, singles of Buzzard, Kestrel and Great and Green Woodpecker.


Chiffchaff
Yellowhammer

Pair of Grey Wagtail

Fieldfare

24 March, 2018

Still very quiet on the migrant front but a couple of Chiffchaff about today and still at least 3 Firecrest in the hotel grounds.

Firecrest - 3

Chiffchaff - 2
Coal Tit - 1
Skylark - 7
Meadow Pipit - 4
Linnet - 4
Mistle Thrush - 2
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Green Woodpecker - 1
Grey Heron - 2
Kestrel - 2
Buzzard - 1

Chiffchaff Kents






23 March, 2018

At least 4 Firecrest around Atherington Pools late afternoon, and the Little Owl showing in the hotel grounds.

Little Owl Bailiffscourt

Number of Firecrest around the pools









20 March, 2018

Very quiet in the patch today with more dog walkers than birds.

Red-throated Diver - 2e
Diver sp - 1 on sea
Sandwich Tern - 2e
Red-breasted Merganser - 17
Great-crested Grebe - 6
Mediterranean Gull - 27
Little Egret - 1
Grey Heron - 1
Peregrine - 1
Buzzard - 3
Mistle Thrush - 1
Jay - 2
Meadow Pipit - 11
Skylark - 5
Linnet - 1


Red-throated Diver

Buzzard 

Grey Heron golf course

Meadow Pipit west beach

Around Marsh Farm this afternoon this afternoon, which was not a lot better.

Shoveler - 10
Great-crested Grebe - 1
Water Rail - 2
Buzzard - 2
Sparrowhawk -1
Yellowhammer - 6
Skylark - 3
Chiffchaff - 1
Goldcrest - 1
Common Gull - c.130
Med Gull - 23


Shoveler 
Great-crested Grebe

Greenfinch

15 March, 2018

With no sign of yesterdays Iceland Gull it was very quiet around the patch this morning.

Brent Geese - 61e
Common Scooter - 12
Diver spa - 2e
Red-breasted Merganser - 17
Sandwich Tern - 1e
Curlew - 1w
Sanderling - 27
Turnstone - c.100 
Mistle Thrush - 1
Green Woodpecker - 1
Sparrowhawk - 1

Mistle Thrush golf course

14 March, 2018

Iceland Gull

Without any joy looking for the Black Guillemot at Poole Place this morning with RP, and feeling cold in the brisk south easterly, stepping away from my scope and looking skywards I noticed a juv white winger flying above my head, instantly identifying a Iceland Gull I alerted Richard as it soared slowly along the beach. Later relocated at Climping beach east of the car park feeding close inshore until 11:30  when it departed east.