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Pallas's Warbler - Mongolia May 2023

06 December, 2023

A Snow Bunting found by OM in Cudlow field north of Climping Beach this morning, also c800 Brent Geese near the Mill, a Jack Snipe in the setaside, 60 Skylark and 25 Meadow Pipit in the area BF & DM.

04 December, 2023

 A quiet mild grey morning with light rain and wind from the south, didn't produce any unexpected highlights, but good numbers of Brent Geese north of long wood, best viewed from Ferry Road, a mobile Starling flock around the yacht club, and Ringed Plover in the field west of the Mill Cottage.

Brent Geese - c300+
Sanderling - 35
Ringed Plover - 64
Oystercatcher - 5
Dunlin - 2
Grey Plover - 1
Snipe - 1
Starling - c150
Song Thrush - 6
Fieldfare - 1
Stonechat - 5
Goldcrest - 1
Linnet - 40
Skylark - 37
Meadow Pipit - 1
Reed Bunting - 1
Kestrel -1
Buzzard - 2
Med Gull - 25

Brent Geese


02 December, 2023


Climping – Atherington: Visibility offshore was very poor with a flock of 7E Shoveler close in being the best and a few Med Gulls and Common Gulls around. The most productive spot was the first area of set-aside, where a close Jack Snipe flushed, whilst passerines included 2 Stonechats, a Reed Bunting, 20 Skylark and c.50 Linnets. Two Buzzards, 2 Green Woodpeckers and a Little Egret were the best of the rest. (OM)

26 November, 2023

 A slow cold grey morning with a Black-throated Diver offshore at Poole Place being the highlight and a late Swallow flew west there, combined totals below.

Black-throated Diver - 1 os
Red-throated Diver - 2w 2e 2 os
Diver  sp - 2e
Eider - 3w
Razorbill - 3 os
Brent Geese - 11
Shelduck 6w 1e
Gannet - c150 offshore
Med Gull - c75
Great-crested Grebe - 50 os
Red-breasted Merganser - 35
Common Scoter - 4e
Shelduck - 6w 1e
Knot - 1
Grey Plover - 1
Sanderling - 45
Dunlin - 1
Snipe - 1
Oystercatcher - 22
Ringed Plover - 35
Turnstone - c75
Brent Geese - 11
Chiffchaff - 1
Goldcrest - 2
Reed Bunting - 4
Stonechat - 1
Swallow - 1

Dunlin Climping Beach

Knot & Dunlin


Knot


Sanderling Climping Beach




25 November, 2023

The first real cold snap produced a good variety around the patch this morning with a jack Snipe out of the setaside near the camp site, 2 Great Egret west and a close inshore Avocet west at Climping Beach.

Great-white Egret - 2w
Avocet - 1w
Jack Snipe - 1
Egyptian Goose - 1e
Lapwing - 11
Shoveler - 9w
Common Scoter - 8w
Teal - 8e
Shelduck - 3w
Brent Geese - 20
Great-crested Grebe 17 os
Red-breasted Merganser - 22 offshore
Grey Partridge - 2
Curlew - 40
Ringed Plover - 57
Sanderling - 15
Oystercatcher - 19
Turnstone - c75
Med Gull - c150
Meadow Pipit - 7
Pied Wagtail - c40
Goldcrest - 1
Skylark - 40
Fieldfare - 1
Song Thrush - 4
Reed Bunting - 6
Stonechat - 6
Jay - 1
Buzzard - 3
Kestrel - 1
Sparrowhawk - 1

Avocet west Climping Beach

Egyptian Goose east Climping Beach


Stonechat Bread Lane



23 November, 2023

Just two Little Gull in the field west of the Mill cottage mid morning, a Raven and 3 Fieldfare flew west from Longwood, a Firecrest around Atherington pools, c100 Brent Geese in the fields east of Bailiffscout and 100+ Med Gull in the area.

19 November, 2023

Poole Place - An adult Little Gull W was the best offshore, and just 9 Brent Geese passed through, but apart from plenty of Med Gulls there was little to report, whilst the low tide attracted a few waders to the shoreline – 12 Grey Plover, 20 Turnstones and 6 Sanderlings, A couple of Pied Wagtails were along the beach, but the only surprise was 2 Ravens flying W over Poole Place, pursued by a noisy posse of Carrion Crows and ‘cronking’ well. (OM)

18 November, 2023

The autumn that keeps on giving with a total of 36 Little Gull seen in the patch this afternoon, with the majority seen in the flooded field just west of the Mill Cottage.
 


Little Gull - 36 5 west, Mill - 29, 2 Cudlow field
Med Gull - c100+
Merlin - 1 
Brent Geese - 40+ 
Oystercatcher - 13
Sanderling - 17
Turnstone - c50
Grey Plover - 13
Ringed Plover - 15
Starling - c75
Water Rail - 1 heard golf course
Kingfisher - 1
Little Egret - 1
Chiffchaff - 1
Blackcap - 1
Buzzard - 1

17 November, 2023

A bright sunny cold morning with a little variety offshore, but nothing much happening in the fields.

Brent Geese - 100w 40 in cudlow field
Shoveler - 10w
Common Scoter - 25w
Wigeon - 1 os
Teal - 5 os
Shelduck - 9w
Great-crested Grebe - 2 os
Red-breasted Merganser - 2 os
Mute Swan - 8w
Oystercatcher - 10
Dunlin - 4 
Meadow Pipits - 27
Skylark - 40
Reed Bunting - 4
Song Thrush - 3
Bullfinch - 1
Chiffchaff - 2
Goldcrest - 2
Stonechat - 7
Starling - c100
Pied Wagtail - c30
Med Gull - c150
Buzzard - 3
Sparrowhawk - 2
Kestrel - 2

Meadow Pipit West beach

Skylark Cudlow 

Brent Geese Cudlow

Med Gull Climping Beach

Common Gull Climping Beach