Little Egret - Climping 14/02/21

28 February, 2012

2 pairs of Bullfinch, 13 Snipe, 1 Buzzard, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Teal, 2 Goldcrest  and several Yellowhammer in the bushes and fields north of rustington golf course this morning.

27 February, 2012

Sea watch today from Climping Beach today on an outgoing tide produced 6-7 Slavonian Grebe, 15 Great-crested Grebe, 35w Brent Geese, 9w Red-throated Diver, 1 Common Scoter, 30 Red-breasted Merganser, 5e-16w Gannet, 18w Grey Plover, 12e Sanderling, 22 Curlew in the fields and 1 Stonechat.

26 February, 2012

A MERLIN around Marsh Farm this afternoon also 6 Buzzards in the glorious sunshine. 15 Teal, 1 Pochard the only wildfowl present, also 2 Mediterranean Gull,  1 Kingfisher, 12 Snipe, several of both Redwing and Fieldfare, 1 Chiffchaff, and Yellowhammer present.

20 February, 2012

An eventfull walk around Marsh Farm this afternoon, with  2-3 Green Sandpiper, 22 Common Snipe, 18 Teal, 2 Water Rail, 3 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk,  17 Fieldfare, 12 Redwing, and several Yellowhammer in the area, but no sign of the redhead Smew.

17 February, 2012

A quick stroll around Marsh Farm late morning paid dividends in the shape of 3  GOOSANDER flying east over the little pool at 10:30. The redhead SMEW still on the main pool wiyth no other duck present. 1 Kingfisher, 6 Teal flushed from the ditches, 1 Buzzard, 15 Redwing and 1 Grey Heron, 2 Goldcrest and several Yellowhammer made a very interesting hours birding.

Great-crested Grebe

Very quiet at Climping Beach this morning with only 3 Common Scoter offshore, with several Red-breasted Mergansers and Great-crested Grebe, 1 Shelduck, and 1 Lapwing in the horse paddock.

11 February, 2012

A total of 4 Woodcock around Baliffscourt this morning also 1 Tawny Owl heard. 1 Buffinch at the Mill and 2 Mediterranean Gull off Climping Beach. Onto Marsh Farm where the red headed SMEW was still present, along with 250 Teal , several Gadwall, and a Water Rail, 3 Buzzard, 1 Goldcrest, and several Yellowhammer.

10 February, 2012

The only birds of note today where three Woodcock around Baliffscourt.

09 February, 2012

Had a look around several parts of the local area today, first off was a look around the fields north of the golf course, 3 Bullfinch flew out the trees as I walked the path, 1 Little Egret out of the ditch. Onto Climping Beach were there was no wind and a flat calm sea,  but a bit of passage in the cold conditions with 1e Great Skua , 10e Red-throated Diver, 1e Shelduck with several of both Great-crested Grebe and Red-breasted Mergansers offshore.
Onto Marsh Farm where there was at least 200 Teal on the main pool. Also 16 Gadwall, 6 Shelduck, 3 Shoveler, 1 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard and 10 Yellowhammer,
 and a suealing Water Rail from the reedbed. Scanning the pool I picked out the bird of the morning,in the shape of  a
Red Headed SMEW.

01 February, 2012

Out with the new lense this afternoon in the great light, just a couple of images of common birds in the Climping area.