Little Egret - Climping 14/02/21

28 July, 2015

With a lighter wind than yesterday and brighter conditions, this morning totals still didn't live up to much.

Little Tern - 2w
Common - Tern 10w 5e
Commic - Tern 22w
Sandwich - Tern 7e
Gannet - 2e 4w
Whimbrel - 3w
Dunlin - 2w
Sanderling - 4
Ringed Plover - 4
Mediterranean Gull - 2
Swift - 48w
Sand Martin - 11w
Sparrowhawk - 1

23 July, 2015

Very quiet again offshore at Climping with just 7 Mediterranean, and 4 Common Gull, 3 Common  amongst the several Sandwich Tern feeding offshore,  also 3 Little Egret and 3w Dunlin. 1 Common Sandpiper at the Marina with 5 Lesser B B Gull.

19 July, 2015

Late report of a probable Quail, flushed from the field at the end of Long Wood, certainly wasn't a partridge as  observer stated that they later flushed a couple of them near the golf course and the difference was quite striking.

Just over an hour wandering along Climping Beach from 07:30 produced:
Mediterranean Gull - 15
Curlew - 3
Sanderling - 4
Ringed Plover - 3
Oystercatcher - 2w
Sandwich Tern - several
Grey Heron - 2
Little Egret - 2
Reed Bunting - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Kestrel -1

18 July, 2015

Beautifull morning for a stroll, but not a lot of activity bird wise with only 2 Med Gull west along with 2 Redshank, 3 Little Egret feeding in the shallows of the incoming tide, several Sandwich Tern and a couple of Gannet offshore and a Kestrel around Atherington.

Med Gull
Humming-bird Hawkmoth

Painted Lady
Small White
Red Admiral

14 July, 2015

A juv Bullfinch around the old camp site was the highlight of the morning, although  2 Lesser Whitethroat at the end of mill path was a close second.  A pair of Grey Partridge flushed from the west beach, looked like failed breee several Swift and a single Kestrel. Offshore 1 Med Gull flew west along with 4 Gannet and several Sandwich Tern feeding.

Sandwich Tern
Marbled White

 A quick visit to Marsh Farm produced 2 Great-crested Grebe, a single juv, 2 Tufted Duck and 2 Pochard, and 2 Yellowhammer and a Buzzard.

Six-spot Burnet
Southern Hawker

09 July, 2015

A couple of hours spent around the patch this morning proved uneventful birding wise with 5 adult Mediterranean Gull amongst the Gull roosting on the golf course and a further 2 Med Gull flew west from west beach. Also 15 Swift, 2 little Egret, and singles of Grey Heron, Buzzard, and Sparrowhawk, with several Sandwich Tern and singles of Great-crested Grebe and Gannet offshore.

Good variety of Butterflies and Moths in the area.

Black-tailed Skimmer


Humming-bird Hawkmoth

White-letter Hairstreak
Marbled White
Small Skipper

Meadow Browns