Little Egret - Climping 14/02/21

21 December, 2010

Peregrine on the gas meter today and still 1 Waxwing in the area there, also 1 in  Peregrine Rd Littlehampton. 

20 December, 2010

In a biiter E/SE wind this morning a few diehards decided to put in a few hours seawatching. 18e 48w Red Throated Diver, 400w 25e Wigeon, 13e Gannet, 5e Teal, 4w Shelduck, 5 Brent Geese, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Snipe, 1 Rock Pipit and 1 Waxwing near the gasmeter at Littlehampton train station.

19 December, 2010

Had a mooch about the golf course this morning in the cold weather, producing the following, 4 Redshank, 5 Dunlin, 45 Grey Plover, 30 Sanderling, 30 Golden Plover, 2 Lapwing, 30 Redwing, 1 Woodcock, 4 Grey Partridge, 200 Skylark, 1 Goldcrest,1 Grey Heron, 1 Peregrine, 1 Sparrowhawk and 12e Wigeon

14 December, 2010

Very quite at the patch today with only 1 Firecrest and 1 Woodcock birds of note, offshore 1w Shelduck and 2e Red T Diver, with  a further 4e Diver sp, and several of Sanderling Dunlin and Grey Plover on the shoreline.

12 December, 2010

31 Waxwing in trees south of the footbridge by Angmering station mid morning, onto Marsh farm with 42 Teal 20 Gadwall, 5 Wigeon, 3 Pochard, 3 Water Rail, 1 Sparrowhawk and several of the following, Fieldfare, Redwing, Yellowhammer and Reed Bunting and 1 Grey Heron.

08 December, 2010

A lucky observer getting out of his car had a Marsh Harrier coming in off the sea at Climping this morning, also today offshore 6E Red Throated Diver, 20 Med Gullin the area, 1E Goldeneye, several of both Great C Grebe, and Red B Mergansers, 60+ Sanderling, 1 Bar T Godwit, 2 Dunlin, 16 Grey Plover, Peregrine over the car park and a female Bullfinch.

07 December, 2010

2 Goldeneye,  Poole Place which promptly took flight and headed West.  A total of 55 Med Gulls were logged on the sea and along the shoreline.  On the sea were 5 Eider, 4 Mallard and 4 Teal, plus a Tufted Duck and 8 distant Red-throated Divers E and 2 Lapwings W. In Bailiffscourt woods there were few small birds around, but 3 Woodcocks were found, and nearby 2 Snipe (though surprisingly no Jack Snipe despite several suitable unfrozen spots). Also 1 Rock Pipit and 5 Song Thrushes.

3rd Dec. 2010
300 Brent Geese flew back and forth, flocks of Meadow Pipits and several hundred Skylarks were arriving from the sea or coasting, and flocks of duck and waders were moving W offshore (some too distant to ID). However, of those that were identifiable, I logged 58 Shelduck, 250 Wigeon, 3 Teal, 32 Tufted, 45 Pochard, 1 Golden Plover, 60 Lapwing, 10 Dunlin, 24 Redshank and 1 Knot. A single Bar-tailed Godwit dropped in on the beach as did 3 Snipe, 5 Grey Plover and 60 Sanderling. A dumpy bunting landed on the beach was a LAPLAND BUNTING (which eventually flew off W then back E).  At 14.30 a flock of 10 WHOOPER SWANS coming in over the rock islands. They looked superb as they flew in NW, set against