Little Egret - Climping 14/02/21

07 May, 2021

For info, there was a cracking male Whinchat this morning (pic) at hotspot corner not too far west of Poole Place.

A Wheatear was around Poole Place, whilst another 4 Wheatears together were on the concrete road behind Poole Place (where Baird had put the logs and rocks on the field edges.

Didn’t really watch the sea.... 10 sandwich and 4 GCG’s offshore. Walked to Atherington/Bread lane – just a few Blackcaps, Chiffs and Whitethroats but nothing of any note, surprisingly. (OM)


River, Golf Course onto Atherington(ES)

Black Redstart - 1
Chifchaff - 6
Blackcap - 8
Whitethroat - 10
Reed warbler - 5
Sedge Warbler - 3
Cetti's Warbler - 2 heard
Willow Warbler - 1
Wheatear - 3
Sparrowawk - 2
Swift - 1
Sand Martin - 1
Common Sandpiper - 1 River


05 May, 2021

 Very quiet this morning, with nothing of note moving offshore. (BA,ES)

Hobby - 1
Buzzard - 2
Swift - 35 in off sea
Swallow - 14
House Martin - 1
Whimbrel - 7
Dunlin - 3W
Oystercatcher - 6W 5E
Common Sandpiper 2 river
Cormornat - 15W 4E
Shelduck - 1W
Gannet - nc
Sandwich Tern - 16W 9E
Great-crested Grebe - 7 os
Wheatear - 2
Willow Warbler - 2
Chifchaff - 4
Cetti's Warbler - 2 heard
Whitethroat - 12
Reed Warbler - 5
Sedge Warbler - 3
Reed Bunting - 3
Jay - 2
Little Egret - 1
Stock Dove - 1

Whimbrel golf course

Wheatear climping beach

Meadow Pipit west beach

Tortington to Ford along the River in windy conditions.(MD)

Corn Bunting - 6
Whimbrel - 2
Common Sandpiper - 2
Oystercatcher - 1
Yellowhammer - 1
Reed Bunting - 3
Reed Warbler - 6
Sedge Warbler - 1
Whitethroat - 2
Pied Wagtail - 1
Buzzard - 3



04 May, 2021

Manx Shearwater

Blustery conditions at Climping this morning found several Manx Shearwater on the move, with some giving reasonable views.

Manx Shearwater - 14W 4E
Black-throated Diver - 1W 
Fulmar - 1E
Diver sp - 3W
Common Scoter - 27E
Sandwich Tern - 4W
Great-crested Grebe - 3W
Dunlin - 45W
Swift - 3N
House Martin - 2N
Swallow - 5
Wheatear - 2
Peregrine - 2

Marsh Farm this morning found a single Little-ringed Plover and 2 Shelduck on the scrape.


02 May, 2021

Very quiet around Climping this morning with very little moving offshore, except for a few Sandwich Terns and Gannets.

Med Gull - 15E 6W
Little Egret - 3
Sanderling - 16
Grey Heron - 1
Great-crested Grebe - 4
Swift - 2
Swallow - 10
Chiffchaff - 5
Blackcap - 9
Whitethroat - 10
Wheataer - 1
Bullfinch - 1

North along River Arun from Tortington

Red Kite - 1
Kestrel - 1
Cuckoo - 1
Corn Bunting - 1
Sedge Warbler - 4
Reed Warbler - 10
Cetti's Warbler - 1
Reed Bunting - 5
Whitethroat - 6
Lesser Whitethroat - 1
Little Egret - 3
Lapwing - 5
Mute Swan - 13

Cuckoo 

Reports from Climping by (ES) for yesterday Saturday 1st May

Chiffchaff - 6
Blackcap - 10
Whitethroat - 16
Lesser Whitethroat - 2
Coal Tit - 1 Marina
Reed Warbler - 5
Sedge Warbler - 4
Cetti's Warbler - 2 heard
Reed Bunting - 4
Whimbrel - 2
Swallow - 9
Sanderling - 2
Great-crested Grebe - 11
Kestrel - 1

28 April, 2021

Numbers for today from (ES)

Hobby - 1 in off
Wheatear - 2
Blackcap - 6
Cetti's Warbler - 2 hrd
Chiffchaff - 4
Whitethroat - 10
Lesser Whitethroat - 1
Reed Warbler - 3
Sedge Warbler - 2
Swallow - 16
Sand Martin - 4
Sandwich Tern - 8
Brent Geese - 90E
Whimbrel - 3
Great-crested Grebe - 4 os

 

27 April, 2021

First stop Marsh Farm this morning with only one Little-ringed Plover and singing Willow Warbler and Yellowhammer present.

Onto Climping Beach from Kents Cottages, a few more hours wasted looking at the sea.

Red-throated Diver - 2E
Diver Sp - 2E
Great Skua - 2E
Sandwich Tern - 14E 11W
Med Gull - 7W 2N 3 os
Gannet - Present
Whimbrel - 6W 2E
Bar-tailed Godwit - 4W
Oystercatcher - 14W 1E
Turnstone - 5W
Ringed Plover - 1W
Great-crested Grebe - 5 os 2W 2E
Yellow Wagtail - 2
Swallow - 7
Reed Warbler - 1
Blackcap - 7
Whitethroat - 2
Chiffchaff - 3
Buzzard - 2

Last stop at the fields west of Lyminster & the river.

Corn Bunting - 2
Reed Warbler - 7
Sedge Warbler - 3
Cetti's Warbler - 4 
Reed Bunting - 5
Yellowhammer - 4
Greenshank - 1
Common Sandpiper - 2
Redshank - 1
Lapwing - 10
Buzzard - 6
Greylag Geese - 2

Corn Bunting

Skylark

Greylag

Lapwing

24 April, 2021

Good coverage at the patch this morning with good numbers moving through early before  the wind picked up and swung round to north east. Combined numbers below.

Great Skua - 5E 2W
Commic Tern - 39E
Sandwich Tern - 30E 5W
Gannet - c.50E 15W
Fulmar - 4E 2W
Med Gull - 13E 4W
Common Scoter - 200+ E
Great-crested Grebe - 6os 4E
Cormorant - 13E 5W
Whimbrel - 102E
Bar-tailed Godwit - 4E
Dunlin - 3E
Redshank - 10E
Greenshank - 1 heard
Oystercatcher - 3W
Sanderling - 10E
Shovler - 2E
Shelduck - 9
Hobby - 1N
Buzzard - 1
Cuckoo - 1
Yellow WQagtail - 1
Chiffchaff - 8
Willow Warbler - 2
Cetti's Warbler - 2 heard
Whitethroat - 4
Blackcap - 13
Swallow - 5
Grey Seal - 2

Great Skua offshore this morning


Two Little-ringed Plover again on the scrape at Marsh Farm this morning.



23 April, 2021

Still pretty quiet considering the date, records today from (RG)

Willow Warbler - 4
Whitethroat - 14
Reed Warbler - 1 
Sedge Warbler - 1
Cetti's Warbler - 2
Swallow - 1
Whimbrel - 30 E
Bar-tailed Godwit - 57E
Dunlin- 9E
Shelduck - 7E
Sandwich Tern - 5E
Kittiwake - 1W
Great Skua - 1 offshore

22 April, 2021

Goosander & Little Gulls

Sea watch from Climping Beach this morning in cold brisk conditions, with a Goosander west close inshore and 3 Little Gull. BA,RG,OM.

Goosander - 1W
Little Gull - 3E
Great Skua - 3E
Fulmar - 2W
Bar-tailed Godwit - 74E
Whimbrel - 31E
Dunlin - 2E
Ringed Plover - 2W
Sandwich Tern - 6E 3W
Med Gull - 4W
Gannet - 45E 11W
Cormorant - 5E 2W
Shelduck - 1
Grey Heron - 2
Yellow Wagtail - 2
Reed Warbler - 9
Sedge Warbler - 2
Cetti's Warbler - 2
Blackcap - 11
Whitethroat - 10
Chiffchaff - 6
Reed Bunting - 2
Sparrowhawk - 1
Grey Seal - 1

A quick check on the scrape at Marsh Farm this morning found a single Little-ringed Plover an Egyptian Goose and 2 Shelduck. 

An evening visit at 17:00 produced pairs of Little-ringed Plover, Shelduck & Egyptian Geese.