Little Egret - Climping 14/02/21

31 March, 2013

Glorious start to the day and decided to walk around the farm rather than the beach. 11 Pochard, 7 Gadwall, 3 Tufted Duck, 4 Wigeon, 21 Teal, 1 Water Rail, 11 Snipe, 1 Greylag Goose, 11 Lapwing, 1 White Wagtail, 2 Med Gull, 4 Chiffchaff, 18 Fieldfare, 1 Bullfinch, 3 Yellowhammer and 3 Buzzard.

29 March, 2013

Quick walk around the golf course area this morning produced singles of Firecrest, Stonechat, Wheatear, 2 Chiffchaff, 114 Carrion Crow, 2 Song Thrush but the bird of the morning was a Little Ringed Plover.

26 March, 2013

Could only manage a couple hours in the cold wind this morning, my efforts include 6w 3e Common Scoter, 4w Shelduck, 1e Diver spa, 2 Great-crested Grebe, 5e Red-breasted Merganser, 3e Med Gull, 12e |Sandwich Tern plus additional 17 in the field with 7 Brent Geese. 2 Wheatear, and 3 Chiffchaff.

Good number of Sandwich Tern offshore and in the flooded fields.

Brent Geese

Common Gull



25 March, 2013

Brief visit to the patch this morning produced 9e 1w Sandwich Tern, 2w Med Gull, 2e Rbm, and 1e Gannet. A Bar-tailed Godwit on the beach then flying off east. 1 Shelduck and 4 Brent Geese in the flooded fields.

Yesterday  Sunday 24/3
4 Firecrest, 3 Wheatear, 4 Chiffchaff, 3 Reed Bunting, 4 Song Thrush, 3 Skylark, 2 Peregrine, 3 Buzzard and 1 Little Egret. Offshore 30e Brent Geese and 3e Gannet.

1 Barn Owl seen in the Ford area on Friday 22nd

23 March, 2013

Quick look at the patch this morning produced 1 Wheatear in the horse field.

18 March, 2013

Out at 09:00 after the rain had stopped, the highlight of the morning was a Raven honking flying east at 10:15, also 1 Firecrest on the corner of the road my the Mill. Supporting cast for the day were 1e Siskin, 2 Buzzards, 2 Grey Partridge and a Treecreeper in Baliffscourt. On the beach 7e Med Gull, 78 Oystercatcher, 60 Sanderling and 6 Brent Geese.

15 March, 2013

An hour spent walking the beach this morning before the rain produced just 12 Mediterranean Gull, 5 Common Scoter close inshore and 2 Great-crested Grebe. Yesterday afternoon a Wheatear in the horse field.

09 March, 2013

On the patch at 07:30 this morning and was rewarded with 3w Avocet, that landed on the sea for five minutes then continued moving west. Good numbers of  Brent Geese moving east in large flocks and ended with a total of c.500, also 1e Fulmar, 44 Grey Plover, 65 Curlew in the fields , 8 Dunlin, 5 Great-crested Grebe, 1w 2e Common Scoter, 09:30 to carry on with the decorating when a picked up a Marsh Tern dip feeding 75 metres out. It continued flying in a north west direction eventually flying over Atherington Cottages and  lost to view. Total shock, a very early Black Tern.
In the bushes just Chiffchaff and 2 Goldcrest.

08 March, 2013

An quick visit to the patch this morning produced 1 Slavonian Grebe close inshore off Climping Car Park, 32w Brent Geese, 5e Mediterranean Gull, 4e 2w Teal and 50 Grey Plover.

04 March, 2013

Bird records for Marsh farm on Sunday 3rd March include 500 Wood Piegeons, 6 Yellowhammer, 2 Jay, 12 Gadwall, 2 Pintail, 20 Mallard, 4 Wigeon, 4 Teal, 1 Great-crested Grebe, 4 Coot, 40 Lapwing, 1 Water Rail, 1 Goldcrest, 6 Fieldfare, 4 Redwing, 8 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Buzzard and 4 Skylark.

01 March, 2013

Had a walk around Marsh Farm this morning in the drizzle, and found both pools very quiet, with only 1 Great-crested Grebe, a couple of Gadwall, and 8 Teal. Nice to hear some birds singing at last,with good numbers of both Yellowhammer and Skylark. A flock of 30 distant Lapwing took flight as a pair of Buzzards flew over, 17 Snipe flushed from the flooded meadow with 55 Meadow Pipit. The bird of the day was a Bittern flushed from ditches, and flew further north up the valley. Also in the area 3 Bullfinch, 3 Chiffchaff, Sparrowhawk and a Peregrine on the Gas Tower.