Little Egret - Climping 14/02/21

30 January, 2012

News for Sunday 29th 2 Peregrine, 12 GreyPpartridge, and  2 Stonechat, offshore 12 Red-breasted Mergansers, 4 Great-crested Grebe and 41 Meditteranean Gull.

26 January, 2012

Spent a couple of hours around Marsh farm this afternoon, the big pool held 40 Wigeon, 18 Teal, 10 Gadwall, also 2 Little Grebe, 1 Kingfisher, and 1 Water Rail. In the bushes 1 male Bullfinch, 12 Yellowhammer. In the fields a flock of 30 Skylark, 20 Fieldfare 1 Grey Heron and a Sparrowhawk.

An hour seawatching from 1400 produced 1w Brent Goose, 1w Great-crested Grebe, 2w 1e adult Mediterranean Gull, and 11 Red-breasted Mergansers offshore, also 40 Grey Plover, 20 Sanderling and a Rock Pipit along the tideline.

25 January, 2012

Quick walk around the fields north east of the body shop this morning produced, 2 Common Buzzards, 9 Snipe, 1 Reed Bunting, 7 Fieldfare, several Yellowhammer in the area and 1 Grey Heron.

24 January, 2012

Yesterday the Black Redstart was still seen in the Marina, then flew over the river.
An hour seawatch today at Climping beach was a waste of time but recorded, 2 Mediterranean Gull 1 adult winter and 2nd winter on the sea, 5 Great C Grebe, and 9 Red-breasted Mergansers offshore. 1 Grey Plover, and 11 Sanderling west. Frustrating to see that 5 Slavonian Grebe were seen off Rustington this afternoon.

19 January, 2012

 Very queit this week with in the patch with highlights on Monday being 1 Bullfinch, in the reedbed and a Male Stonechat in the dunes. Tuesdays highlights being 35w Lapwing flying over the Black Horse pub, 1 Buzzard, and 3 Goldcrest Balliffscort.

A couple of shot's with the new lense from the back garden.

12 January, 2012

Seawatching from the car park on Wednesday 11th Jan for two hours from 0830 produced 3w Red-throated Diver, 7w Common Scoter, 5w Auk sp, 12w Mediterranean Gull, 40w Grey Plover, several Red-breasted Mergansers, a couple of both Gannets and Great-crested Grebe offshore.

10 January, 2012

An hour sea watch at Climping car park produced 2w Red-throated Divers, 1w Brent Goose, 5w Curlew, 7 Mediterranean Gull along the shore line 100+ Common Gull, 4w Common Scoter, 2 Great-crested Grebe,  6 Red-breasted Mergansers and 1 Grey Heron.

Yesterday 5 Mediterranean Gull and 7w Shelduck.

07 January, 2012

Friday 6th Jan

Black Redstart around the Litthampton Marina until 3pm at least, and a Stonechat on West Beach.