Grey-headed Bush-shrike - Ghana Mar 2019

19 March, 2019

 A little bit of variety at the back of the golf course this morning with Firecrest present west of the 13th Tee, and at least 4 Chiffchaff in the area,  unfortunately no Wheatear present as yet.

Firecrest - 1-2
Chiffchaff - 4
Cetti's Warbler - 1 hrd
Goldcrest - 3
Reed Bunting - 2
Bullfinch - 2
Stonechat - 2
Linnet - 19
Meadow Pipit - 15
Skylark - 11
Pied Wagtail - 2
Water Rail - 1 hrd
Kingfisher - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Green Woodpecker - 1
Buzzard - 2
Peregrine - 1 gas tower
Jay - 1
Grey Heron - 2
Ringed Plover - 2
Common Sandpiper - 1
Redshank - 1
Oystercatcher - 2
Red-breasted Merganser - 8
Great-crested Grebe - 5

Chiffchaff Mill

Reed Bunting

Greenfinch

Ringed Plover west beach

18 March, 2019

Very quiet offshore at Climping this morning with very little moving of note. A Firecrest at Atherington Pools and a singing Chiffchaff there, with a further two of the latter around the patch. Several of both Meadow Pipit and Skylark in the area.

21 February, 2019

A quick walk to the sea and back via Kents Farm and the end of Long Wood. (RP)

Common Sandpiper - 2
Grey Plover - 75
Turnstone - 25
Sanderling - 30
Ringed Plover - 30
Wood Pigeon - c.250
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Buzzard - 2
Mistle Thrush - 1
Song Thrush - 6
Meadow Pipit - 5
Skylark - 6
Chiffchaff - 1
Goldcrest - 1

19 February, 2019

Very quiet offshore again at Climping Beach, the highlight being a Raven conking flying west over Bailiffscourt.

Raven - 1
Stonechat - 2
Redwing - 9
Mistle Thrush - 2
Song Thrush - 4
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Green Woodpecker - 1
Goldcrest - 1
Chiffchaff - 1
Buzzard - 2
Sparrowhawk - 1
Med Gull -  2 os
Red-throated Diver 1 os
Red-breasted Merganser - 1w
Great-crested Grebe - 13 os
Sanderling - 30
Oystercatcher - 10
Turnstone - 65

Chiffchaff Kents

Stonechat Atherington

Robin

Oystercatcher Cudlow field

A quick look around Marsh Farm producing not very much

Gadwall - 30
Tufted Duck - 4
Cormorant - 15
Mute Swan - 2
Redwing - 25
Goldcrest - 4
Skylark - 7
Siskin - 8
Green Woodpecker - 1
Buzzard - 3

Cormorant 

18 February, 2019

Very cloudy quiet morning around the patch, with very little movement offshore.

Red-throated Diver - 3e 1w
Diver sp - 1e
Brent Geese - 5e 1w
Med Gull - 5w 3e
Great-crested Grebe - 11os
Oystercatcher - 9
Turnstone - 70
Sanderling - 30
Redwing - 15
Song Thrush - 3
Goldcrest - 2
Chiffchaff - 1
Meadow Pipit - 16
Skylark - 9
Stonechat - 1

16 February, 2019

A quick afternoon look around Kents Farm yesterday produced, 2 Firecrest and singles of Goldcrest, Chiffchaff and Mistle Thrush with the beach producing 80 Sanderling, 60 Grey Plover and 30 Turnstone.

13 February, 2019

Totals for an afternoon visit to the patch.

Buzzard - 1
Peregrine - 2
Red-throated Diver - 1 on sea 1w
Red-breasted Merganser - 6
Great-crested Grebe - 3
Razorbill -  1 on sea
Grey Heron - 2
Water Rail - 1
Grey Plover - 85
Ringed Plover - 8
Turnstone - 24
Skylark - 10
Meadow Pipit - 15
Linnet - 5
Greenfinch - 8
Song Thrush - 4
Redwing - 20
Stonechat - 4
Goldcrest - 1
Firecrest - 2 western end Long Wood

09 February, 2019

Just over an hour around Marsh Farm this morning in blustery conditions produced more than expected.

Raven - 1
Gadwall - 85+
Tufted Duck - 5
Teal - 4
Pochard - 1
Mute Swan - 2
Cormorant - 2
Water Rail - 1
Lapwing - 2
Little Egret - 1
Grey Heron - 1
Cetti's Warbler - 1 heard
Meadow Pipit - 9
Skylark - 2
Song Thrush - 10
Grey Wagtail - 1
Pied Wagtail - 1
Bullfinch - 2
Yellowhammer - 12

Grey Wagtail

Gadwall & Tufted Duck Big Pool

05 February, 2019

Good numbers of birds on the move again at Climping this morning with the highlight being a Black-throated Diver on the sea there, also 2 Shag and hundreds of Auks sp moving east and west.

Black-throated Diver - 1 os 
Red-throated Diver - 55e 7w
Diver sp - 4w
Shag - 2 os
Brent Geese - 36 cudlow field
Gannet - c.200
Mediterranean Gull - c.75
Kittiwake - 5e
Great-crested Grebe - 25
Red-breasted Merganser - 15
Ringed Plover - 15
Sanderling - 33
Grey Plover - 7
Oystercatcher - 10
Turnstone - 60
Skylark - 5
Meadow Pipit - 7
Pied Wagtail - 3