Little Bee-Eater Cameroon Apr 2018

27 January, 2018

Very quiet this weekend in the patch, with today a Treecreeper at Atherington with a couple of Golcrest, 8 Grey Partridge, a male Stonechat, Kestrel and 4 Meadow Pipit around the horse paddock and c.60 Grey Plover west beach. Offshore good numbers of Red-breasted Merganser and a lesser numbers of Great-crested Grebe, 3 Gannet flew west.




Yesterday mid morning c.50 Med Gull along the tideline, 2 Buzzard, 1 Stonechat, 5 Pied Wagtail, 3 Goldcrest, 2 Song Thrush, 3 Jay and a Common Sandpiper inn the Marina.




22 January, 2018

Very quiet again at Climping but three year ticks for the year with a Chiffchaff at Poole Place, a Grey Wagtail also there and a single Shoveler flying west. Plenty Of Red-breasted Merganser offshore and smaller number of Great-crested Grebe, with a single Red-throated Diver offshore from the car park. 


Chiffchaff Poole Place

Meadow Pipit car park

Sanderling and Turnstone Climping Beach



18 January, 2018

A quick visit to the patch produced c.60 Med Gull  feeding offshore and 16 Brent Geese flew west. Around the horse paddock 2 Bullfinch, 2 Stonechat, 10 Pied Wagtail, 17 Linnet and 5 Meadow Pipit.

Plenty of Med Gull offshore at Climping

Pair of Stonechat around the paddock

14 January, 2018

A cloudy still morning at Climping with combined totals below.

Red-throated Diver - 43w 4e 2os
Diver sp - 13
Razorbill - 1
Shelduck - 1w
Brent Geese - 5w 5os
Med Gull - 9 os
Great-crested Grebe - 17
Red-breasted Merganser - 22
Shelduck - 1w
Sanderling - 25
Peregrine - 1
Pied Wagtail - 10
Goldcrest - 2

12 January, 2018

Hard work again at the patch, combined totals below.

Goosander - 1e
Med Gull - 3e 2w
Red-throated Diver - 19w 4e
Diver sp - 3w
Teal - 8w 8e
Wigeon - 22e
Common Scoter - 1e
Brent Geese - 4e
Red-breasted Merganser - 11 os
Great-crested Grebe - 7
Oystercatcher - 10e 2w 7 0n beach
Sanderling - 23
Water Rail - 1 hrd
Common Sandpiper - 1 Marina
Meadow Pipit - 8
Skylark - 5
Buzzard - 1

09 January, 2018

At Climping beach this morning in very grey dark conditions, produced very little of interest offshore with 45 mainly adult Med Gull along the shoreline and small numbers of Brent Geese.

Med Gull - 45
Brent Geese - 47w 21e
Wigeon - 9 is
Red-throated Diver - 7e
Diver sp - 4e
Grey Plover - 3
Sanderling - 27
Oystercatcher - 8
Dublin - 1
Great-crested Grebe - 7
Red-breasted Merganser -11
Meadow Pipit - 30
Goldcrest - 1

08 January, 2018

Cold grey cloudy day at West Beach with large numbers of Gulls along the beach, alas no large white wingers.

Mediterranean Gull - c.40
Sanderling - 23
Grey Plover - 3
Oystercatcher - 4
Red-throated Diver - 1e
Gannet - 1w
Wigeon - 12 os 7w
Teal - 5 os 7w
Little Egret - 1
Grey Heron - 1
Bullfinch - 4
Goldcrest - 1
Pied Wagtail - 10
Meadow Pipit - 2
Buzzard - 2
Water Rail - 1 heard back of golf course

Records for Sat 6th

A few birds of note this morning, particularly a pair of Goosander  east, quite close, and 5 Pintail west. Also very good numbers of Med Gull, at least 60, but probably many more, almost all adult. Otherwise quiet on the sea, with 8 Red-breasted Merganser, and 4 Diver sp west. (RG)

04 January, 2018

A short visit to West Beach found it very quiet offshore, although good numbers of Waders roosting on the beach.

Grey Plover - c.100
Dunlin - 30
Ringed Plover - 10
Sanderling - c.120
Turnstone - c.150
Gannet - 2w
Brent Geese - 3w
Sparrowhawk - 1

03 January, 2018

A timely first visit to the patch this morning resulted in two good year ticks in the form of a Goosander flying west close inshore and a Bonxie moving east. 

Great Skua - 1e
Goosander - 1w
Mediterranean Gull - 10
Grey Plover - c.120
Sanderling - c.90
Turnstone - c.75
Oystercatcher - 30
Ringed Plover - 2
Skylark - 9
Meadow Pipit - 2
Stonechat - 2
Goldcrest - 1


Grey Plover West Beach 

Wall breached along Mill road

Start of a new habitat perhaps