29 April, 2009
26 April, 2009
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
19 April, 2009
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
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
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.