Pileated Woodpecker Kissimmee Florida Oct 2018

12 November, 2018

With it being very quiet offshore this morning another check on the fields ensued, with good numbers of Skylark still present in the field east of Kents Cottages.

Curlew - 27
Grey Plover - 33
Ringed Plover - 45
Oystercatcher - 2
Med Gull - 130
Skylark - 75+ 
Linnet - 17
Meadow Pipit - 9
Pied Wagtail - 1
Stonechat - 2
Goldcrest - 30
Buzzard - 4
Mistle Thrush - 2
Stock Dove - 2
Little Egret - 3

Med Gull

Grey Plover west of Mill Cottage

Curlew Climping Beach

Little Egret

10 November, 2018

An afternoon visit to Climping produced singles of Firecrest, Coal Tit, Blackcap, Grey Wagtail and Sparrowhawk, with still good numbers of Goldcrest present with about 40 seen around the Atherington and the hotel grounds. 9 Golden Plover flew east over Longwood, and several Med Gull still in the fields along with 3 Buzzard.

Firecrest Bailiffscourt

Coal Tit

Goldcrest Bailiffscourt

With a bright sunny start to the morning I spent the morning around Marsh Farm, although nothing much happening.

Jay - 8
Buzzard - 2
Sparrowhawk - 1
Kestrel - 2
Chiffchaff - 2
Cetti's Warbler - 2
Goldcrest - 10
Yellowhammer - 5
Treecreeper - 1
Teal - 7
Wigeon - 11
Gadwall - 5
Little Egret - 1
Song Thrush - 12
Fieldfare - 19
Redwing - 25
Sisklin - 4
Meadow Pipit - 5
Pied Wagtail - 3
Bullfinch - 5
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2

Fieldfare & Redwing

09 November, 2018

Two visits to the patch today with this afternoon proving more productive than this morning, with good numbers of Goldcrest around Atherington Pools late afternoon with at least 30 birds present and 2 Firecrest, and 14 Curlew in the fields west of Bailiffscourt. This morning very quiet offshore with just a couple of Great-crested Grebe and Red-breasted Merganser. c.100 Med Gull moving west and in the fields, also 35 Ringed Plover, 19 Grey Plover, singles of Grey Wagtail, Kestrel and Little Egret, 40 Linnet, 2 Stonechat and 3 Buzzard.

Goldcrest present in large numbers

Kestrel Mill

Grey Plover

Stock Dove

06 November, 2018


Quite a bit of activity this morning with loads of Skylark in the fields, and two Firecrest western end of Longwood, combined totals below.

Buzzard- 7
Sparrowhawk - 2
Kestrel - 2
Grey Heron - 1
Little Egret - 6
Great-crested Grebe - 4
Gannet - 10w
Oystercatcher - 4
Curlew - 14
Grey Plover - 10
Ringed  Plover - 16
Turnstone - 10
Sanderling - 8
Redshank - 2
Med Gull - 30
Grey Partridge - 2
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 3
Green Woodpecker - 1
Skylark - 200
Meadow Pipit - 30
Mistle Thrush - 2
Song Thrush - 4
Jay - 3
Siskin - 4
Redpoll - 2
Stonechat - 6
Pied Wagtail - 10
Grey Wagtail - 2
Goldcrest - 25
Firecrest - 2
Chiffchaff - 4
Blackcap - 1
Cetti's Warbler - 1
Bullfinch - 3
Reed Bunting - 2

05 November, 2018

A single Firecrest around Atherington Pools this morning with a noticeable number of Goldcrest.

Firecrest - 1
Goldcrest - 13
Chiffchaff - 2
Grey Wagtail - 1
Pied Wagtail - 7
Stonechat - 2
Skylark - 17
Meadow Pipit - 25
Goldfinch - 160
Linnet - 15
Redpoll - 4
Siskin - 3
Song Thrush - 3
Grey Plover - 11
Sanderling - 15
Oystercatcher - 4
Curlew - 1
Little Egret - 1
Great-crested Grebe - 3
Med Gull - 23
Kestrel - 1
Buzzard - 2

03 November, 2018

Very busy offshore for an hour from 07:15 with hundreds of Gannets feeding and moving off west, other than that very quiet.

Gannets - c.200 
Kittiwake - 12e
Med Gull - 40
Red-throated Diver - 1os
Guillemot - 1e 1os
Auk sp - 6w
Great-crested Grebe - 4
Red-breasted Merganser - 1e
Brent Geese - 2w 1 in field
Curlew - 6
Grey Plover - 9
Oystercatcher - 9e + 5 fields
Rock Pipit - 1
Meadow Pipit - 20
Skylark - 17
Linnet - 20
Grey Wagtail - 1
Pied Wagtail - 10
Buzzard - 1
Kingfisher - 1
Common Sandpiper - 1



02 November, 2018

Finches present in good numbers at the back of the Golf course this morning.

Chiffchaff - 2
Goldcrest - 6
Blackcap - 1
Siskin - 7
Linnet - 40
Greenfinch - 50
Goldfinch - 70
Skylark - 85
Meadow Pipit - 100
Stonechat - 3
Reed Bunting - 1
Mistle Thrush - 1
Song Thrush - 5
Fieldfare - 1
Grey Wagtail - 2
Pied Wagtail - 15
Buzzard - 3
Kestrel - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Little Egret - 3
Curlew - 3
Grey Plover - 5
Great-crested Grebe - 27
Med Gull - 30
Clouded Yellow - 2

Grey Wagtail Atherington Pools
Curlew in field west of Mill

Stonechat Atherington

Two Clouded Yellow


30 October, 2018

Highlight of my morning was a Little Grebe on the golf course, good number of Blackbird around the hawthorn, unfortuanely no Ring Ouzel, and very quiet around West Beach.

Little Egret - 5
Grey Heron - 7
Little Grebe - 1 
Grey Partridge - 10
Grey Plover - 9
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Chiffchaff - 2
Goldcrest - 5
Bullfinch - 2
Song Thrush - 3
Fieldfare - 1
Siskin - 5
Skylark - 17
Meadow Pipit - 7
Pied Wagtail - 3
Swallow - 3
Stonechat - 1
Buzzard - 3
Kestrel - 1
Great-crested Grebe - 2

Grey Partridge back of golf course

Fieldfare railway carriages

Little Egret

29 October, 2018

A cold brisk sunny morning that produced again very little, with most of the activity occurring around the horse paddock and fields west of the golf course.

Buzzard - 4
Kestrel - 2
Chiffchaff - 3
Goldcrest - 3
Siskin - 11
Reed Bunting - 1
Skylark - 27
Meadow Pipit - 13
Grey Wagtail - 1
Pied Wagtail - 17
Song Thrush - 5
Mistle Thrush - 2
Stonechat - 2
Grey Plover - 11
Lapwing - 5
Curlew - 13
Little Egret - 3
Stock Dove - 5
Great-crested Grebe - 3
Med Gull - 65
Clouded Yellow - 2