Little Egret - Climping 14/02/21

29 September, 2012

Combined totals today include 5 Golden Plover seen twice flying over fields west of Bailiffscourt, also Little Owl there showing well. 3 Stonechat, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Whitethroat, 15 Blackcap, 30 Chiffchaff, 7 Wheatear, 13 Yellow Wagtail, 130 Pied Wagtail, 50 Meadow Pipit, 24 Linnet, 33 Siskin, 1 Redpoll, small groups of Goldfinch, 10 Skylark, 4 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk,  27 Med Gull, 7 Little Egret, 1 Great-crested Grebe, several Gannet offshore, and good numbers of Swallow and House Martin constantly moving west.

28 September, 2012

Late look at Climping Beach this afternoon produced good numbers of Med Gull on the tidline with at least 90 being recorded> Also 4 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 17w Brent Geese, 8w Sandwich Tern, 12 Curlew, a few distant Gannets offshore, and good numbers of Swallow moving east.

Thurs 27th Produced a notable increase in migrant activity at the patch. Good numbers of finches were on the move with 52 Siskin, 25 Linnets and 120 Goldfinch moving east, plus a couple of Yellow Wagtails and 2 Grey Wagtail west. The bushes held at least 60 Chiffchaff, 30 Blackcaps, 6 Whitethroat, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, and singles of Garden Warbler, Redstart, and Wheatear, whilst overhead a mixed flock of about 1000 hirundine eventually moved off east.

22 September, 2012

Additional records for the day include 1  Nuthatch heard at the nw corner of the golf course, 4 Pied Wagtails, 12 Skylark, 1 Bullfinch, and 70+ Meadow Pipit.

Combined totals for today were rather disappointing considering the coverage the patch received today.  A flushed Grasshopper Warbler in Bailiffscout Court was a welcome surprise late morning, 1-2 Redpoll  and 26 Siskin calling moving east. There seemed to be more Blackcap than Chiffchaff with 40 of the former and 30+ of the latter, 6 Yellow Wagtail,  4 Whitethroat, 2 Reed Warbler,  50 Linnet, 25 Meadow Pipit, 1-2 Stonechat, 5 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 2 Buzzard, 20 Med Gull, 4 Sandwich Tern and  70  House Martin.

21 September, 2012

Bit of a ground hog day at the patch this morning fewer numbers of Med Gull with 50+ reported, singles of  Peregrine, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, 30 Chiffchaff, 24 Blackcap, 4 Grey Wagtail, 4 Whitethroat, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Wheatear, 2 Reed Warbler, small numbers of Siskin moving east and good numbers of Swallow and House Martin, in the area. Also1 Little Egret, and 8 Curlew.

Thurs 19 Sept -  At Least 120 Med Gulls at Climping Beach this morning, of which 40 came in from the east. Most were on the beach near Poole Place, but didn,t get onto those until late morning and suspect more were present earlier. Other records for the day include 30 Chiffchaffs, 20 Blackcaps, 4 Whitethroats, a couple of Yellow Wagtails and Siskins, 80 Meadow Pipit, 4 Reed Bunting, 1 Reed Warbler and 4 Sandwich Tern.

17 September, 2012

Records for Sunday 16th, despite the cloud not as productive as Saturday, with 30 Chiffchaffs, 1 Willow Warbler, 10 Blackcap, 2 Goldcrest, 3 Reed Warbler, 10, Wheatear, 30 Meadow Pipit, 1 Whinchat, 5 Grey Partridge, 5 Great spotted Woodpecker, 100 Swallow, 6 House Martin, and 1 Buzzard, offshore produced 1 Med Gull and 1 Great-crested Grebe.

15 September, 2012

Good number of birds moving west through the patch this morning. Combined totals include 250 Meadow Pipit, 70 Yellow Wagtail, 6 Grey Wagtail, 30 Chiffchaff, 2 Whinchat, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Stonechat, 1 Garden Warbler, 6 Willow Warbler, 10 Wheatear, 15 Blackcap, 3 Reed Warbler,  9 Grey Partridge, 2 Buzzard 2 Little Owl and a Sparrowhawk.

13 September, 2012

Good number of birds around this morning, the most common being House Martin, with totals reaching 200+  20 Sand Martin, and good numbers of Swallow. 70+ Yellow Wagtail in the top fields along with 17 Wheatear, 2 Whinchat several Meadow Pipits and 2 Grey Wagtail over. In and around the bushes 2 Garden Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 30 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 23 Whitethroat, 4 Reed Warbler, 2 Goldcrest, 2  Buzzard, 1-2 Sparrowhawk,  2 Little Egret, and 7 Med Gull.

08 September, 2012

Lot quieter in the patch today with only 1 Hobby, 2 Peregrine, 1 Redstart, 2 Wheatear, 12 wheatear, and 12 Whitethroat.

07 September, 2012

Red Footed Falcon Ivy Lake Chichester 06/09/2012

Lot quieter today with only 4 Redstarts, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 12 Yellow Wagtail,  7 Willow Warbler, 9 Wheatear, 11 Whitethroat,4 Reed Warbler,  1 Sparrowhawk, and 1 Buzzard.

Few shotrs from Marsh Farm yesterday afternoon.

05 September, 2012

Still a lot of variety at the patch this morning with combined totals producing a Marsh Harrier gliding slowly east over the shoreline from the car park, 1-2 Grasshopper Warbler, 7 Redstart, 20 Wheatear, 30 Yellow Wagtail,3 Lesser Whitethroat,10 Blackcap, 5 Reed Warbler,  singles of Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, Whinchat, Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Little Egret, 5 Curlew, 6 Med Gull and 4 Sandwich Tern on the beach.

04 September, 2012

Quick around the  golf course this morning produced 3 Redstart, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Garden Warbler, 5 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Sedge Warbler 3 Reed Warbler, 2 Bullfinch,  9 Willow Warbler, 5 Blackcap, 11 Whitetroat, and 1 Sparrowhawk, with good numbers of Swallow moving west along with 50+ House Martin, and several Sand Martin.

02 September, 2012

The calm and pleasant start to the morning didn't last, and the light drizzle that began soon turned into rain. There were a few migrants to be found before rain stopped play; a Grasshopper Warbler showed well briefly, singles of both Spotted Flycatcher and Garden Warbler, 2 Redstarts were seen flitting around hedgerows, 12 Yellow Wagtail moved west and a Nuthatch which is scares at Climping was found in trees near the Black Horse Pub. 10 Reed Warblers low numbers of Blackcap, Whitethroat, and Willow Warbler and the regular Little Owl in Bailiffscourt

01 September, 2012

Additional records for friday 31st August include 1 Spotted Flycatcher, a Juv Grey Wagtail with 10+ Yellow Wagtail, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Buzzards and 8 Sandwich Tern offshore.
With most of yesterdays Wheatear having departed and only 5 reported this morning, still plenty of variety in the area with 1 Hobby, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 50 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Redstart, 1 Spotted Redshank, and 1 Bar-tailed Godwit.