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Yellowhammer - Bread Lane

11 June, 2022

 Not unexpectedly quiet this morning, with Lesser BB Gulls on the river mouth arm, a Fulmar flew west over west beach and a Curlew west over the Marina. 


Broad-boaded Chaser

Southern Marsh Orchid

09 June, 2022

Elmer Rocks: Today’s local patch highlight (and year tick) was three Canada Geese – actually quite a scarce species here - flying W along the beach before heading N inland. Eight Sanderlings were also feeding along the shoreline, but the sea was predictably very quiet otherwise with just a few Sandwich Terns and Med Gulls seen. On the beach a family of Carrion Crows including two recently fledged young were present, a Little Egret went east and a couple of Swallows were overhead.

 Elmer fields: A look at the fields behind Poole Place produced a Grey Wagtail feeding around the edge of a large puddle, two Swifts high up and a pair of Buzzards. The now-resident Whitethroats were largely silent, giving just the odd brief snatch of song, but a Blackcap, a Chiffchaff and two Song Thrushes were more obvious and still singing loudly. Two Great Spotted and a single Green Woodpecker were the best of the rest. (OM)

06 June, 2022

 An adult Brent Goose and 15 Sanderling Elmer Beach, with a Hobby seen north west. (OM)

05 June, 2022

 Three Little Tern on West Beach this morning the only birds of note.

28 May, 2022

A fine bright sunny morning found 2 Grey Partridge on the golf course, a Spotted Flycatcher in 1st wood, and a calling Little-ringed Plover over west beach and 2 Wheatear climping beach(RG).  Also 36 Sanderling,(AH) and 2 Yellowhammer in the area.

Ringed Plover (AH)

Grey Partridge (RG)

26 May, 2022

Elmer Rocks - Poole Place (OM) 
A little more happening today, including a Bonxie offshore which showed fairly well for a while before drifting W. A Whimbrel dropped in briefly on the rocks before also heading W and a single Sanderling did likewise after first dropping onto the beach. Also logged were a couple of Gannets offshore and a Fulmar, 9 Common Scoters and 6 Sandwich Terns all W. The pair of Ringed Plovers was also present, with the female still sitting.

21 May, 2022

 Very quiet around the patch this morning with only singles of Corn Bunting and Whinchat being of note around the setaside. MB

15 May, 2022

Sea watch from Climping car park upto Poole Place, with a ESE wind, rain and variable amount of sea mist.

Great Skua - 1E
Artic Skua - 1E
Great-northern Diver - 1W
Diver sp - 1W
Fulmar - 2W
Kittiwake - 3W
Sandwich Tern - 42E 7W
Common Tern - 1E
Gannet 47E 9W
Whimbrel - 4E
Bar-tailed Godwit - 17E
Grey Plover - 2E
Dunlin - 10E
Ringed Plover - 1
Oystercatcher - 1E
Common Scoter - 25E
Little Egret - 2
Grey Heron - 1
Swalloiw - 21
Swift - 1

14 May, 2022

A nice bright sunny morning, although with very little of note.
Bullfinch - 1
Blackcap - 17
Whitethroat - 24
Chiffchaff - 2
Reed Warbler - 10
Cetti's Warbler - 1
Reed Bunting - 5
Yellowhammer - 2
Swallow - 8
Sand Martin - 2
Song Thrush - 3
Jay - 1
Buzzard - 2
Kestrel - 1
Med Gull - 2
Sandwich Tern - 3E
Gannet - 2W
Great-crested Grebe - 3 os
Shelduck - 5E
Little Egret - 2
Grey Heron - 1
Oystercatcher - 2
Ringed Plover - 4
Green Woodpecker - 2
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Mute Swan - 2


Yellowhammer Rife

Reed Warbler

Sandwich Tern

A Spotted Flycatcher Climping Car Park on the 10th May and a Cuckoo heard from Long Wood on this date.