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Climping Beach

29 November, 2021

The overnight snow did not produce the anticapted activity offshore this morning, with little movement and nothing of note. Combined totals below.
  
Red-throated Diver - 8W 1 os
Great-crested Grebe - 19 os
Red-breasted Merganser - 4W 2E 8 os
Brent Geese - 4W
Teal - 1E
Guillemot  1W 1 os
Med Gull - 30
Common Scoter - 2E
Oystercatcher - 3E 1W
Sanderling - 25
Turnstone - 40
Ringed Plover - 2
Golden Plover - 3 Elmer Beach
Stock Dove - c30
Grey Heron - 2
Little Egret - 1
Peregrine - 1
Sparrowhawk - 1
Buzzard - 1
Song Thrush - 12+
Yellowhammer - 5
Reed Bunting - 7
Stonechat - 4
Skylark - 40+
Meadow Pipit - 20
Linnet - 15
Goldfinch - 6
 
Sanderling Climping Beach

28 November, 2021

A Black-throated Diver offshore from the car park was the highlight of a cold bright morning, with bvery little moving offshore. (BA, RG)

Red-throated Diver - 1 os
Diver sp - 1E
Razorbill - 1 os
Auk sp - 2W
Brent Geese - c100
Great-crested Grebe - 2E 9 os
Red-breasted Merganser - 10E 4 os
Gannet 1W 1E
Med Gull - 20
Oystercatcher - 5E 2W
Turnstone - 27W
Ringed Plover - 2W
Sanderling - 1W
Grey Partridge - 1
Yellowhammer - 6+
Reed Bunting - 12+
Skylark - 30+
Linnet - 7
Meadow Pipit - 20
Grey Wagtail - 1
Chiffchaff - 1
Yellowhammer

Reed Bunting

 

24 November, 2021

Several reports from today resulting in good coverage in grey cold overcast conditions.

Redshank - 2
Common Sandpiper - 1
Grey Plover - 17W
Golden Plover - heard
Turnstone - 11
Red-breasted Merganser - 7 os
Great-crested Grebe - 4
Little Egret - 2
Stonechat - 5
Reed Bunting - 5
Yellowhammer - 3
Grey Wagtail - 1
Linnet - 8
Meadow Pipit - c50+
Skylark - 30
Goldcrest - 2
Pied Wagtail - 15
Song Thrush - 3
Bullfinch - heard
Siskin - heard
Peregrine - 1
Sparrowhawk - 1
Kestrel - 2

Redshank river


Common Sandpiper river

The highlight of this morning seawatch was 3 Velvet Scoter off Climping Beach. (RP)

Razorbill - 2
Great-crested Grebe - 8
Red-breasted Merganser - 6
Common Scoter - 1
Velvet Scoter - 3
Sanderling - 3
Turnstone - 13
Med Gull - 6
Stonechat - 2
Meadow Pipit - 30
Kingfisher - 1

Set-a-side, 6 Yellowhammer, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Corn Bunting, 1 pair Stonechat, 2 Skylark.
Long Wood 1 Jay
Beach, 17 Grey Plover, 12 Pied Wagtail, 2 Med Gull
Offshore, 4 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Great-crested Grebe
Bailiffscourt  A few Great & Blue Tits, 6 Blackbird 1 Goldcrest (CJ)

23 November, 2021

Quite offshore this morning, with just the usual Great-crested Grebe and Red-breasted Merganser offshore. A Golden Plover calling over longwood west, Peregrine and good numbers of Reed Bunting present in the setaside by the campsite. 

Highlight for (OM) this morning was 3 Firecrest in the wood west of Poole Place.

Firecrest (OM)

22 November, 2021

The cold front found plenty of interest on the sea this morning, with a  Whooper Swan west at 08:50 and 3 Goldeneye not seen locally for a while, 5 Gadwall and a Slavonion Grebe drifting offshore from the car park.

Whooper Swan - 1
Slavonian Grebe - 1
Goldeneye - 3 
Gadwall - 5
Shelduck - 11 8 os 3W
Teal - 10 os
Wigeon - 7 os
Common Scoter - 27E
Red-breasted Merganser - 19 os
Great-crested Grebe - 20 os
Brent Geese - 29W 8E
Guillemot - 1
Oysercatcher - 2W 1E
Grey Plover - 8 on beach
Lapwing - 1E
Turnstone - 25W
Little Egret - 2
Kestrel - 3
Starling - 55N
Pied Wagtail - 11
Skylark - 17
Stonechat - 3

From the river at Tortingington found 2 Marsh Harrier, 17 Mute Swan, Black Swan, 3 Buzzard, 2 Little Egret, 1 Snipe and c100 Linnet.

20 November, 2021

Grey overcast morning with good numbers of Skylark & Meadow Pipit present with very little movement offshore.

Yellowhammer - 3
Grey Wagtail - 1
Pied Wagtail - 12
Reed Bunting - 7
Stonechat - 3
Skylark - c60
Meadow Pipit - c70
Cetti's Warbler - 1 heard
Red-breasted Merganser - 15 os
Great-crested Grebe - 7 os
Auk sp 2W
Diver sp - 1W
Gannet - 4E
Med Gull - 1 os
Oystercatcher - 1W
Ringed Plover - 16W
Turnstone - 15W
Little Egret - 1
Sparrowhawk - 1

19 November, 2021

An unexpected suprise with two Long-tailed Duck flying east at Climping Beach at 08:00 this morning, a Great-northern Diver west and a Red Kite late morning east over Bailiffscourt.

Long-tailed Duck - 2E
Great-northern Diver - 1W
Red-throated Diver - 1E
Diver sp - 1 os
Great-crested Grebe - 15
Red-breasted Merganser - 3 os
Brent Geese - 3E 2W
Wigeon - c100 W
Gannet - 2W
Turnstone - 3W
Grey Plover - 16W
Mute Swan - 7E
Little Egret - 2
Grey Heron - 1
Red Kite - 1
Peregrine - 1
Buzzard - 2
Kestrel - 2
Reed Bunting - 3
Skylark - 24
Meadow Pipit - 25
Stonechat - 4
Pied Wagtail - 7
Goldcrest - 3
Jay - 2
Great-spotted Woodecker - 2
Green Woodpecker - 3
Stock Dove - 5

18 November, 2021

More Yellowhammers seen this morning with flocks of six seen twice around the old camp site and then again around the paddock. A short -eared Owl seen north of the camp site pursed by corvids. RP & ES

Buzzard - 1
Sparrowhawk - 1
Short-eared Owl - 1
Grey Heron - 2
Little Egret - 1
Brent Geese - 4W
Red-breasted Merganser - 1
Common Scoter - 4
Great-crested Grebe - 8
Skylark - c30+
Meadow Pipit - 20
Grey Wagtail - 1
Pied Wagtail - 10
Green Woodpecker - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Stonechat - 2
Song Thrush - 3
Reed Bunting - 4
Yellowhammer - 6+


13 November, 2021

Good variety this morning in grey cloudy windless conditions with a Black-throated Diver offshore at Climping and two Swallow west late morning.

Black-throated Diver - 1 os
Red-throated Diver - 1W
Shag - 1 os
Razorbill - 2W 
Auk sp - 6W 2E
Common Scoter - 12E
Red-breasted Merganser - 2E 3W 3 os
Great-crested Grebe - 7W 2E
Gannet - 47W
Med Gull - 1W
Brent Geese - 2W 1E 16 os
Grey Plover - 21W
Ringed Plover - 19W
Osytercatcher 1W 1E
Curlew - 1W
Turnstone - 13W 
Swallow - 2W
Grey Wagtail - 1
Pied Wagtail - 18
Meadow Pipit - 25
Linnet - 5
Skylark - 18
Goldfinch - 14
Siskin - heard
Song Thrush - 1
Stonechat - 5
Cetti's Warbler - heard
Stock Dove - 9
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Sparrowhawk - 2
Kestrel - 1
Buzzard - 1
Grey Partridge - 1

Great-spotted Woodpecker