Little Egret - Climping 14/02/21

27 March, 2010

Very quiet offshore this morning but quite a few expectant walking birders around making up the days totals, with at least 9 Firecrest still in the area, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 1 Peregrine, 1 Buzzard, 4 Grey Partridge, 50 Sanderling, and 4 Reed Bunting.

Firday 26th March

A total of 137 of Brent Geese flying east this morning, also 5w 2e Gannet, 3w Fulmar, 1w Sandwich Tern, 8w Common Scoter, 50w Sanderling, 11 Curlew, 1 Peregrine, 1 Buzzard, 1 Stonechat and 1 Reed Bunting.

25 March, 2010

Sea very slow this morning with only a couple of Fulmars heading west and 6 Brent Geese sitting on the sea, also  several of both Red B Mergansers and Great C Grebe. But the highlight of the morning being a flock of 8 Garganey and 2 Teal being spooked by a Peregrine, they briefly settled on the sea before moving off east. Supporting cast included 25 Sanderling, 1 Little Egret, 1 Curlew, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Firecrest, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Grey Partridge and 1 Reed Bunting.

23 March, 2010

Climping Beach

Very slow offshore late morning with only 1w Sandwich Tern, 115e Brent Geese, 2n Mediterranean Gull, 7e Common Scoter, 1w Wigeon, 30 Sanderling 3 Grey Plover, 30 Red B Mergansers, and 1 Great C Grebe.

22 March, 2010

Good numbers of Firecrest present this morning with at least 9 in the area. 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Wheatear, 1 Kingfisher  and  1 Grey Heron being the only other birds of note.

21 March, 2010

Marsh Farm

Lovely walk around the farm this morning with 1-2 Cetti's Warbler, 7 Chiffchaff, 3-6 Buzzards, 1 Sparrowhawk, 18 Redwing, 1 Mediterranean Gull, several of both Reed Bunting and Yellowhammers, 1 Kingfisher, 8 Pochard, 7 Gadwall, 4 Tufted Duck, 2 Wigeon and 3 Grey Heron.

At Climping 4 Firecrest and 4 Wheatear.

20 March, 2010

Horrible grey day but yet a few migrants about, winds also looked favourable but didn't produce the birds. 7 Wheatears, 5 Chiffchaff, 3 Firecrest, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Lapwing, 1w Gannet, 1e Sandwich Tern, 2e Shelduck, 18e Brent Geese several Curlew still in Cudlow Field, and plenty of Red B Mergansers offshore.

18 March, 2010

At least 3 Firecrest at Atherington this morning as well as 1-2 in long wood, also at last at least 5 Wheatear around the patch this morning, along with 1 White Wagtail, 40 Curlew, 20 Grey Plover, 1 Bar T Godwit, 1 Dunlin, 45e Brent Geese, 2 Lapwing, 2 adult Mediterranean Gull and several of both Great C Grebe and Red B Mergansers offshore.

17 March, 2010

2 Firecrest longwood, 1 Stonechat, 1 Reed Bunting, 36 Curlew, 1 Bar T Godwit, 40 Grey Plover, 1 Little Egret and a Sparrowhawk was all I could muster today.

16 March, 2010

1 Firecrest still at Atherington late morning. 32 Curlew in cudlow field with 2 Lapwing, 3 Buzzards circling high over poole place, and single flock of 120+ Brent Geese moving east.

15 March, 2010

Lovely day on the beach this morning but no sign of any wheatears, 1 Bar T Godwit still in cudlow field along with 5 Grey Partridge, 24 Curlew and 1 Lapwing. offshore 1e Common Scoter, 30+ Red B Mergansers and 6 Great C Grebe. 2 Stonechat 1 Goldcrest and 2 more Grey Partridge made up the days totals.

13 March, 2010

2 Black Throated Diver on the sea at climping beach this morning, along with several of both Red B Mergansers and Great C Grebe. 1 Bar T Godwit, 4 Lapwing in cudlow field,  along with 22 Curlew. 25 Grey Plover in field south of long wood, and 1 Dunlin on the beach. Elsewhere 1 Firecrest at Atherington, 2 Buzzard Baliffscourt and 1 Jay.

11 March, 2010

West Beach

Still very quiet at Climping this morning the best birds being 1 Chiffchaff at the mill, 1 Peregrine flying around the gas tower, 24 Grey Plover and 5 Curlew in the fields, and a couple of Linnets in off the sea. Still a few Mergs and Great C Grebes offshore, and 1 Redshank on the river.

Yesterday there was a Firecrest Reed Bunting and a Treecreeper at Atherington and a lone Common Scoter offshore, also 1 Brent Goose still in the fields from bread lane.