Little Egret - Climping 14/02/21

29 April, 2009

Winds looked good

Popped down the beach this evening for a sea watch winds looked very favourable, but it just did not happen with only, 1E Dark pahse Artic Skua, 1W Great Skua, several Gannets and Sandwich Tern offshore.

26 April, 2009

Hour seawatch

3E Great Skua, and several Sandwich Tern east.

Another new bird for the patch

Hit the beach at 0720 decided to do some seawatching after the rain had stopped, really slow going then at 0805 picked up on a small falcon coming in off. quickly dismmissed Hobby because of the sandy colouration on the bird and the rounded wings. Then thought of Red-Footed Falcon. Watched as bird hit the coast, and Bird lost to view as it flew over my head and went to grab bins. Also 17W 9E Gannet, 5E Commic Tern, 10W Whimbrel, 2W Fulmar, 3 Great Skua, 3 Great C Grebe, 20 Sanderling and 5 Dunlin.

23 April, 2009

1 hour seawatch

Dashed down the beach at 1800, winds favourable south east, didn't have to wait long for the exitement. 1E Artic Skua at 1820, 1E Diver sp, 4E Whimbrel, 2E Shelduck, 1W Curlew, 15E 3W Sandwich Tern, 1W Grey Heron, 30 Sanderling and 2 Dunlin on the tideline.

19 April, 2009

Bit quieter today

With a brisk north east sea watching was the order of the day but did not live upto the expectation. 1E Great Skua, 2W Med Gull, 4W Gannet, 2W Fulmar, 2E Sandwich Tern, 1E Bar T Godwit, and 1E Common Tern.

New bird for the patch list

Highlight today was a first year DOTTREL in the second pea field, north east from the main car park at Climping Beach. Supporting cast inclued 1 Hobby in off the sea at 0720, 1 Ring Ouzel, 7 Wheatear, 1 Little Egret and 1 Grey Heron. Offshore, 23W 4E Whimbrel, 1E Common Scoter, 16W 3E Gannet, 14E 4W Sandwich Tern, 3W Dunlin, 3W Fulmar, 8W Common Tern, 1W Bar T Godwit, and 2 Great C Grebe.

14 April, 2009

Early Evening Stroll

Hit the beach about 1530 this afternoon but not a lot happening offshore, 5E 2W Sandwich Tern, 30E Common Scoter, and 1 Gannet. A bit more lively on land with 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Great S Wood, 5 Blackcap, 1 Lapwing, 4Swallow, and 3 Grey Partridge.

12 April, 2009

Not a lot about

Hit the patch at 0815, met up with a few diehards who had 2 Sedge Warbler and a Whitethroat around the golf course, also 4 Blackcap, 5 House Martin, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Yellowhammer, 1 Lapwing, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Jay, 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Swallow, 1 Snipe, 16E Brent Geese, 1 Great C Grebe, 3W Sandwich Tern, 2 Wheatear, and 3E Common Scoter.