Corn Bunting - Lyminster 27/04/21

31 August, 2013

Very slow going this morning with 1 Tree Pipit, 2 Spotted Fly, 1 Garden Warbler, 15 Yellow Wagtail, 10 Wheatear, 10 Whitethroat,  3 Blackcap, 5 Willow Warbler, 1 Kingfisher, 9 Sand martin and c60 Med Gull around poole place.

30 August, 2013

Combined totals for today include 1 Hobby flying west over the mill,  2 Redstart, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 5 Whinchat, 17 Wheatear, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Willow Warbler, 9 Yellow Wagtail,  7 Reed Bunting, 24 Whitethroat, 4 Sedge Warbler, 5 Reed Warbler, 75 Linnet,  2 Buzzard, 14 Sanderling 1 Little Egret, and 3 Grey Heron.

Yesterday c100 Med Gull in ploughed field and 1 Tree Pipit flew over.

28 August, 2013

No sign of the possible SYKES'S this morning and through the night after several pictures scrutinised, most observers seem to think the bird was a BOOTED WARBLER either way a new bird for the patch.

Brief look in first and longwood produced, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 4 Redstart, 3 Willow Warbler, 4 Spotted Flycatcher, and a Little-ringed Plover amongst the the various waders on the beach, and a brief view obtained of a possible WRYNECK on the west end of golf course footpath.
27th Aug 2013 - With good numbers of commoner migrants on site,
4 Redstart, 7 Whinchat, 3 Spotted Fly, 3 Garden Warbler, 12  Blackcap, 38 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 28 Whitethroat, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Sedge Warbler, 10 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Reed Warbler, c200 Swallow, 1 Sand Martin, 1 Little Owl, 1 Buzzard, 3 Jay, 1 Reed Bunting, 40 Greenfinch, 40 Goldfinch, 100 Linnet, 2 Peregrine, 2 Common Sandpiper, and 2w  Ruff.

Inevitably there had to be something of scarcity value in the patch. But me being the extreme optimistic that I am could not have for tailed the events that unfolded.  I received a text from a friend at 11:28 that a possible SYKES'S WARBLER had been seen in the tamerisk on Climping Beach. At work, unable to leave and wouldn't be home until 06:00, I had to endure the wait and hoped the bird would stay . Knowing the scarce vegetation on the beach, and the many dog walkers that use it, I was not that hopeful. With constant updates that the bird was still showing,  although elusive at times it was still present when I arrived at 06:35. Flight views obtained it eventually settled in the bottom of a tamerisk bush giving good views, if only briefly.

26 August, 2013

Good coverage in the patch this morning with 1 Little-ringed Plover, 3 Tree Pipit, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Garden Warbler, 30 Yellow Wagtail, 30 Willow Warbler, 7 Wheatear, 1 Whinchat, 8 Reed Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Kingfisher and several Sand Martin.

25 August, 2013

Combined totals for today include 5 Whinchat in the area, 1 Spotted Flycatcher in Bailiffscourt, 14 Wheatear, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 30 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Blackcap, 15 Willow Warbler, 17 Whitethroat, 1 Sparrowhawk, large number of mixed flock of mainly House Martins moving east,  6 Little Egret, 40 Med Gull, 8w Teal 10w Common Tern, and 29w 5e Gannet.

Spotted Flycatcher Bailiffscourt

24 August, 2013

Out before the rain this morning but did get caught when it came down, and did it come down. Covered half the field north behind the golf course and produced 1 Peregrine, 8 Yellow Wagatil moving west, 1 Whinchat, 5 Reed Bunting, c40 Linnet and a couple of Whitethroat.
Swallow Athertington

One of several Yellow Wagtail

In the horse field

off Bread Lane

Friday 23rd Aug - 1 Whinchat on the beach off the car park, 1 Redstart and 1 Lesser Whitethroat  in the horse paddock,  38 Yellow Wagtail, 9 Wheatear, 10 Whitethroat, 3 Willow Warbler, c60 Swallow, 16 Med Gull, 10 Sand Martin and small numbers of both Gannet and Sandwich Tern offshore.

22 August, 2013

Out in the rain this morning hopeful of  some goodies, highlights being a Hobby flying west from Bailiffscourt,  2 Redstart from the horse paddock and a Spotted Flycatcher there. Good numbers of Swallow moving mainly east through the morning and 38 Sand Martin. In and around the hedges 13 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Garden Warbler, 14 Wheatear, 5 Lesser Whitethroat, 32 Whitethroat, 3 Reed Warbler, 7 Blackcap, 10 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Grey Partridge, 2 Reed Bunting, 12 Med Gull, 1 Buzzard, 2 Little Egret, 1 Redshank and 2 Peregrine on the gas tower.

Records for the 20th 25 Whitethroat, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Garden Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 4 Reed Warbler, 15 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 18 Wheatear, 20 Swallow, 4 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Reed Bunting, 30 Linnet, 3e Sandwich Tern and 2 Little Owl.

19 August, 2013

Sightings today in the patch include 30 Willow Warbler, 8 Reed Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Garden Warbler, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 7 Wheatear, 1 Whinchat, small numbers of Sand Martin and a Kingfisher.

17 August, 2013

Offshore at Climping Beach this morning c30e Common Scoter, 1w Fulmar, 1w Whimbrel, small numbers of Gannet moving east and west and 1e Swift. On the tideline 41 Ringed Plover with 2 Dunlin 7 Sanderling and 1 Little Egret, In the fields 1 Whinchat top field north of the golf course, 6 Wheatear, 9w Yellow Wagtail, 3 Reed Warbler, 12 Whitethroat, and 4 Willow Warbler 1 Grey Partridge, Grey Heron and a Sparrowhawk.



Friday 16/8 -  1 Little Owl, 2 Grey Partridge, 20 Sand Martin moving west at Bailiffscourt, and several of both Whitethroat and Willow Warbler.

14 August, 2013

Combined totals for today include 2 Wheatear, 12 Willow Warbler, 20 Whitethroat, 3 Reed Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 2 Grey Partridge, 1w Whimbrel, 2e Common Tern, 3 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk and 15 Med Gull in fields with Black-headed Gull.

10 August, 2013

Big improvement on the quality today with 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 2 Whinchat, 20 Whitethroat, 15 Willow Warbler, 15 Sand Martin, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Little Owl, and a Sparrowhawk.

Yesterday produced 88w 29e  Gannet, 1w Fulmar, 5 Little Egret and 9 Med Gull.

08 August, 2013

Kestrel Climping Aug 2013
Quieter in the patch over the last couple of days with small numbers of Willow Warbler with about 15 still in the area. 10 Reed Warbler, with small numbers of Blackcap and Chiffchaff present. Whitethroat continue to be present in good numbers in varying plumages. 2 Peregrine on the gas tower this morning and a Sparrowhawk  over the last couple of days having a go at the growing number of  finches. 20 Sand Martin drifted east yesterday morning from bread lane and just a few Swift this morning. Very quiet offshore with small numbers of Dunlin and Sanderling on the incoming tide, 3 Little Egret and a couple of both Common and Sandwich Tern.

06 August, 2013

Had a stroll around Black Ditch this evening, 1 Cuckoo, 2 Green Sandpiper and 1 Buzzard being the highlights.

Quick visit to Marsh Farm this afternoon produced 4 Little and a single Great-crested Grebe, 2 Bullfinch, several Blackcap and Willow Warbler, and good numbers of Reed Warbler.

Combined totals for the morning include at least 30 Willow Warbler in the area, c100 Swift drifting from Climping School towards the golf course and 6 Wheatear there, also good numbers of Reed and Sedge Warbler, 5 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, and 1 Grey Heron Very quiet offshore with small numbers of Common and Sandwich Tern and a couple of distant Gannet.