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Dartford Warbler - Set-aside

02 February, 2023

A Merlin, which shot through west at Cudlow field being the highlight of  a very quiet morning. (RG)

Merlin - 1
Red Kite - 1
Common Scoter - 15
Red-breasted Merganser - 10
Great-crested Grebe - 5
Med Gull - 10
Sanderling - 30
Grey Plover - 20
Ringed Plover - nc
Turnstone - 40
Stonechat - 2

24 January, 2023

 A dull grey cold morning with again very little again offshore, a return of the Brent Geese in good numbers. (BA & OM)

Jack Snipe - 1
Dartford Warbler - 2
Grey Partridge - 3
Rock Pipit - 1
Reed Bunting - 5
Skylark - 55
Linnet - c100
Buzzard - 1
Kestrel - 2
Goldcrest - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 3
Brent Geese - c300e
Red-thrated Diver - 4e 
Diver sp - 2e
Auk sp - 3e
Great-crested Grebe - 3 os
Red-breasted Merganser - 20 offshore
Ringed Plover - 60
Grey Plover - 13
Curlew - 1
Sanderling - c100w
Turnstone - 40
Med Gull - c120

Brent Geese Climping Beach

Rock Pipit Cudlow field

23 January, 2023

 At least one Dartford Warbler in the setaside Climping beach this morning also Rock Pipit, Stonechat, Lapwing and the usual array of common waders. Med & Common Gull present in the hundreds with very little movement offshore.

The River Arun from the Tortington turn off produced Marsh Harrier, 9 Cattle Egret, 30 Egyptian Geese, 4 Snipe, Teal, Kingfisher and c150 Lapwing.

Cattle Egret

Best viewed from McDonald's Crossbush

Egyptian Geese


20 January, 2023

Started at Elmer Rocks where there was little on offer, although up to 20 Rb Mergansers were offshore with 3 Gt Crested Grebes, plus 9 Oystercatchers on the rocks with c.30 Grey Plovers.

I then walked from Poole place to Atherington set-aside and back. Most of the activity was on Cudlow’s field however, where there were 65 Ringed Plovers, 2 Golden Plover,  2 Dunlin, 10 Oystercatchers, 30 Skylarks, 3 Rock Pipits and 6 Pied Wagtails.

There were another 35 Skylarks, 2 Meadow Pipits and 2 Reed Buntings on the set-aside but I failed to find anything else of interest.

Bailiffscourt was also quiet with nothing of note in the woods.(OM)

18 January, 2023

 Well worth the drive into Havant today for the adult Sabine's Gull.








08 January, 2023

 Quiet morning with nothing moving offshore, a Pale-bellied Brent Goose amongst the Brents in Cudlow field climping beach.



02 January, 2023

A bit more going on this morning with a little movement offshore. Majority of the Brent Geese in the field west of the golf course and the Yellow-legged Gull again in the river mouth.

Great-northern Diver - 1w
Diver sp - 3e 1w
Red-breasted Merganser - 17w 3e
Kittiwake - 1w
Gannet - 17w
Med Gull - 25 offshore
Yellow-legged Gull - 1 river mouth
Auk sp - 50w
Brent Geese - c450
Common Scoter - 2e
Pintail - 1w
Sanderling - 80w
Ringed Plover - 40 cudlow field
Oystercatcher - 17
Redshank - 1
Common Sandpiper - 1
Reed Bunting - 5
Stonechat - 4
Goldcrest - 2
Skylark - 43
Grey Wagtail - 1
Pied Wagtail - 7
Linnet - c80
Goldfinch - 20
Greenfinch - 4
Mistle Thrush - 2
Grey Partridge - 3
YLG for its second day

01 January, 2023

Happy new year to all, and off we go again. C1000 Brent Geese present in the area this morning with bulk again in cudlow field Climping Beach.  A Yellow-legged Gull in the river mouth and 3 Grey Partridge set-aside the highlight of my visit.






23 December, 2022

Pale-bellied Brent amongst the c700 in Cudlow field