Laughing Gull Cocoa Beach Florida Oct 2018

21 October, 2018

Another fine morning after a cold brisk start to the day.

Grey Wagtail - 1
Pied Wagtail - 33
Skylark - 80
Meadow Pipit - c.100
Siskin - 25
Redpoll - 12
Chiffchaff - 9
Goldcrest - 3
Blackcap - 5
Reed Bunting - 8
Stonechat - 2
Buzzard - 3
Sparrowhawk - 1
Great-crested Grebe - 7
Brent Geese - 2
Med Gull - 250

Blackcap Atherington

Stonechat

Plenty of Meadow Pipits around west beach

20 October, 2018

An new bird for the Climping Patch list today in the form of a Cattle Egret that flew over the golf course and continued east of the river until lost to view(RG). Fewer birds on the move compared with yesterday, a couple of late Warblers in the form of Garden Warbler and Lesser Whitethroat.

Cattle Egret - 1
Little Egret - 5
Redpoll - 23
Siskin - 105
Goldfinch - c.500
Linnet - 27
Reed Bunting - 2
Meadow Pipit - 25
Grey Wagtail - 2
Pied Wagtail - 65
House Martin 5
Swallow - 2
Redwing - 2
Song Thrush - 3
Blackcap - 3
Chiffchaff - 20
Goldcrest - 3
Garden Warbler -1
Lesser Whitethroat - 1
Coal Tit - 1
Stonechat - 4
Gannet - 3w
Med Gull - 200
Great-crested Grebe - 2
Golden Plover - 1
Lapwing - 1
Curlew - 10
Oystercatcher - 5
Redshank - 1
Buzzard - 3
Sparrowhawk - 1
Kestrel - 1
Green Woodpecker - 2
Jay - 3
Lesser Whitethroat Atherington

Grey Partridge Ferry Rd from 19th

19 October, 2018

Again the number of finches on the move impressive, with only a fraction of the birds currently in the area recorded.

Brambling - 1
Redpoll - 4
Siskin - 50
Bullfinch - 2
Pied Wagtail - 106
Skylark - 75
Goldfinch - 1000+
Linnet - 100
Stonechat - 8
Greenfinch - 25
Meadow Pipit - 170
Reed Bunting - 7
Song Thrush - 1
Chiffchaff - 15
Goldcrest - 4
Blackcap - 4
Grey Partridge - 4
Buzzard - 6
Kestrel - 1
Little Egret - 6
Grey Heron - 1
Med Gull - 150

18 October, 2018

Good numbers again this morning with finches again presented strongly  and extraordinary 12 Egyptian Geese seen in the patch.

Buzzard - 5
Kestrel - 1
Egyptian Geese - 12
Kingfisher - 1
Stonechat - 10
Chiffchaff - 25
Blackcap - 5
Goldfinch - 1000+
Siskin - 110
Linnet - 100
Redpoll - 10
Skylark - 100
Meadow Pipit - 50
Pied Wagtail - 80
Bullfinch - 1
Song Thrush - 4
Wheatear - 1

17 October, 2018


 Combined totals today with a good selection.

Peregrine - 1
Kestrel - 1
Buzzard - 7
Curlew - 6
Grey Heron - 5
Sandwich Tern - 1
Mediterranean Gull - 600 (only one field full today)
Kingfisher - 1
Stonechat - 4
Skylark - 100+
Meadow Pipit - 20
Song Thrush - 10
Goldfinch - 50
Siskin - 8
Brambling - 1
Goldcrest - 5
Reed Bunting - 5
Chiffchaff - 30
Blackcap - 10
Pied Wagtail - 30

Ringing details of a couple of Med Gulls recently seen in the Climping area
Ringing details:
Species: Mediterranean Gull (Larus melanocephalus) [5750]
Age: Reported: P [1]; Concluded: P [1]
Sex: Reported: Unknown [U]; Concluded: Unknown [U]
Date (YYYY.MM.DD.): 2014.06.15.
Time:
Place: Szeged (Fehér-tó XI. - Korom-sziget), Csongrád, Hungary [HG43]
Geocoordinates: 46°20'5"N 20°4'57"E
Accuracy of coordinates: Accurate to the given co-ordinates [0]
Status: Pullus [-]
Ringer: Domján András 571 (domjan571@gmail.com)
Manipulated: Normal, not manipulated bird [N]

Observation data:
Verification: Ring NOT verified by scheme [0]
Species: Mediterranean Gull (Larus melanocephalus) [5750]
Age: Reported: F [2]; Concluded: 3+ [8]
Sex: Reported: Unknown [U]; Concluded: Unknown [U]
Condition: Alive and probably healthy and certainly released [7]
Circumstances: identified from coloured or numbered legring(s). [81]
Date (YYYY.MM.DD.): 2018.10.16.
Accuracy of date: Accurate to the day [0]
Time:
Place: Climping, Sussex (West & East), Great Britain (UK) [GBSX]
Geocoordinates: 50°48'0"N 0°35'0"W
Accuracy of coordinates: +-5 km [1]
Status: Unknown/Uncoded [U]
Finder: Richard Puley (rpulley@btinternet.com)
Distance: 1,593 km; 296 degrees
Elapsed time: 4 year(s) 4 month(s) 1 day(s) [1,584]
Reference: 2018/2843


Ringing details:
Species: Mediterranean Gull (Larus melanocephalus) [5750]
Age: Reported: P [1]; Concluded: P [1]
Sex: Reported: Unknown [U]; Concluded: Unknown [U]
Date (YYYY.MM.DD.): 2018.06.16.
Time:
Place: Rétszilas (Örspuszta III.), Fejér, Hungary [HG31]
Geocoordinates: 46°50'8"N 18°34'28"E
Accuracy of coordinates: Accurate to the given co-ordinates [0]
Status: Pullus [-]
Ringer: Szinai Péter 441 (peter.szinai@gmail.com)
Manipulated: Normal, not manipulated bird [N]

Observation data:
Verification: Ring NOT verified by scheme [0]
Species: Mediterranean Gull (Larus melanocephalus) [5750]
Age: Reported: F [2]; Concluded: 1y [3]
Sex: Reported: Unknown [U]; Concluded: Unknown [U]
Condition: Alive and probably healthy and certainly released [7]
Circumstances: identified from coloured or numbered legring(s). [81]
Date (YYYY.MM.DD.): 2018.10.16.
Accuracy of date: Accurate to the day [0]
Time:
Place: Climping, Sussex (West & East), Great Britain (UK) [GBSX]
Geocoordinates: 50°48'0"N 0°35'0"W
Accuracy of coordinates: +-5 km [1]
Status: Unknown/Uncoded [U]
Finder: Richard Puley (rpulley@btinternet.com)
Distance: 1,465 km; 295 degrees
Elapsed time: 0 year(s) 4 month(s) 0 day(s) [122]
Reference: 2018/2843

16 October, 2018

Good numbers of birds on the move this morning with the fields north of the golf course proving very productive, although again no scarcity value. The locals have been trying for a while to get a good estimate number of Med Gulls in  the area, and at present the number stands at four figure plus.

Golden Plover - 4
Lapwing - 75 over the A259
Wheatear - 2
Skylark - 100+
Reed Bunting - 17
Stonechat - 5
Siskin - 11
Linnet - 80
Goldfinch - 120
Pied Wagtail - 30
Meadow Pipit - 65
Grey Heron - 7
Little Egret - 3
Curlew - 1
Ringed Plover - 6
Med Gull - c.1000
Sandwich Tern - 7
Kingfisher - 1
Buzzard - 7
Kestrel - 2
Swallow - 9
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 5
Green Woodpecker - 1
Song Thrush - 1
Goldcrest - 3
Chiffchaff - 6
Starling - c.300

Wheatear Climping Beach

Plenty of Skylark on the move

One of several Reed Bunting

Starling flocks doing what they do




15 October, 2018

An mid afternoon look for the Yellow-browed Warbler in first wood proved fruitless, but a Woodlark calling flying over the golf course was some consolation.

A typical Autumn morning resulted in a Yellow-browed Warbler seen late morning in First Wood, just off Rope Walk. Initially seen well but becoming elusive.

Yellow-browed Warbler - 1
Coal Tit - 1
Chiffchaff - 6
Blackcap - 1
Goldcrest - 3
Siskin - 15
Goldfinch - 300
Skylark - 67
Meadow Pipit - 20
Reed Bunting - 3
Stonechat - 3
Pied Wagtail - 55
Starling - c.350
Grey Plover - 1
Curlew - 2
Redshank - 1
Buzzard - 4
Kestrel - 2
Sparrowhawk - 1
Little Owl - 1

Coal Tit

Blackcap

Goldcrest


06 October, 2018

Reports from seven ringed Mediterranean gulls seen in the last two weeks at Clymping.

Yellow 2L13 & Yellow 2P45 both ringed at South Binness, Langstone Harbour Hampshire UK, Farlington ringer group Pete Potts et al.

White 3966 less than four months old, ringed at Antwerp, Belgium.

White 3809 less than four months old, ringed at Antwerp, Belgium. Seen at Chichester harbour in September.

Green R2JJ less than four months old, ringed Vendee, France.

Green R1NP less than four months old, ringed Vendee, France.

Red ZHH7 eighteen months old, ringed Senov in the eastern corner of the Czech Republic, spent last winter on Cote d'Amor in France.

Green RNLO four years old, ringed Somme, France. Spends winters in the Algarve and southern Spain. Returns to France in the spring.

White 3YRL sixteen years old, ringed Antwerp Belgium, possibly winters at the cote d'Amor, France. Seen Rye, East Sussex in March of this year.

A visit this morning before the rain with only a Redstart at the horse paddock being the only bird of note.
Redstart - 1
Stonechat - 1
Little Owl - 2 heard Baliffscourt
Chiffchaff - 5
Goldcrest - 1
Blackcap - 2
Skylark - 2
Meadow Pipit - 25
Siskin - 6
Pied/Alba Wagtail - 13
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Green Woodpecker - 1
Kestrel - 2
Buzzard - 6
Swallow - 27
House Martin - 20
Little Egret - 1
Sandwich Tern - 1w
Med Gull - c.200

05 October, 2018

A warm bright sunny day is not the ideal conditions for finding vagrants at this time of year and so it proved this morning. A Whinchat around the horse paddock was about as good as it got.

Whinchat - 1
Stonechat - 7
Blackcap - 7
Chiffchaff - 12
Goldcrest - 3
Linnet - 33
Meadow Pipit - 45
Pied/Alba Wagtail - 25
Skylark - 9
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Jay - 2
Kestrel - 2
Buzzard - 3
Sparrowhawk - 1
Grey Partridge - 11
Curlew - 4
Oystercatcher - 1
Med Gull - c.200
Common Seal - 1
Clouded Yellow - 2 or 3

Whinchat 


02 October, 2018

Again nothing to get excited about, with the main activity being around the fields off Climping Beach.

Mediterranean Gull - c.300
Sandwich Tern - 1
Teal - 1w
Oystercatcher - 1e
Chiffchaff - 30
Goldcrest - 3
Blackcap - 5
Yellow Wagtail -2
Pied Wagtail - 32
Meadow Pipit - 60
Linnet - 28
Skylark - 22
Stonechat - 2
Kestrel - 2
Buzzard - 4
Jay - 1
Grey Partridge - 4
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Green Woodpecker - 1
Swallow - 27

Meadow Pipit 
Yellow Wagtail

Stonechat
Pied Wagtail

Clouded Yellow car park
Snipe big pool Marsh Farm


01 October, 2018

A Hobby over the golf course was the best it got for me this morning, also on a personal note my first Siskin of the autumn.

Hobby - 1
Buzzard - 2
Kestrel - 1
Little Owl - 1
Chiffchaff - 29
Goldcrest - 3
Blackcap - 7
Reed Bunting - 1
Pied/Alba Wagtail - 10
Yellow Wagtail - 1
Bullfinch - 1
Siskin - 2
Stonechat - 7
Meadow Pipit - 27
Linnet - 11
Song Thrush - 2
Jay - 3
Swallow - 50
Lapwing - 1
Little Egret - 3
Grey Heron - 1
Kingfisher - 1
Green Woodpecker - 2
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 3
Med Gull - 60

Still plenty of Chiffchaff in the patch

30 September, 2018

Just covering the golf course up to the Mill Cottages produced the following;(RP)

Buzzard - 8
Kestrel - 1
Sparrowhawk - 2
Med Gull - 150+
Kingfisher - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Grey Partridge - 4
Curlew - 2
Stonechat - 2
Skylark - 8
Song Thrush - 1
Grey Wagtail - 2
Pied Wagtail - 10
Meadow Pipit - 40
Swallow - 50
House Martin - 25
Chiffchaff - 30
Blackcap - 10
Reed Bunting - 2

28 September, 2018

Nothing that exciting in cooler conditions.

Peregrine - 1
Buzzard - 3
Little Egret - 4
Sandwich Tern - 2
Mediterranean Gull - c.300
Turnstone - nc
Curlew - 1
Green Woodpecker - 3
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Kingfisher - 1
Song Thrush - 1
Swallow - 40
Skylark - 9
Meadow Pipit - 40
Stonechat - 7
Chiffchaff - 22
Blackcap - 2
Reed Bunting - 4

27 September, 2018

Fewer hirundine on the move than the last couple of days, couple of Rock Pipit climping beach and a Guillemot close inshore there.
Redstart - 1
Rock Pipit - 2
Meadow Pipit - c.150
Stonechat - 9
Wheatear - 3
White Wagtail - 2
Pied Wagtail - 10
Grey Wagtail - 2
Yellow Wagtail - 3
Reed Warbler - 1
Reed Bunting - 2
Whitethroat - 1
Chiffchaff -  50
Blackcap - 37
Skylark - 16
Bullfinch - 1
Mistle Thrush -1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Jay - 4
Grey Heron -1
Little Egret - 2
Grey Partridge - 12
Ringed Plover - 4
Curlew - 2
Common Sandpiper - 1
Redshank - 1
Med Gull - 200
Sandwich Tern - 3
Great-crested Grebe - 5
Guillemot - 1
Peregrine - 1
Buzzard - 3
Kestrel - 4
Sparrowhawk - 1
Sand Martin - 2

Guillemot Climping Beach

Redstart Golf Course

26 September, 2018

Good numbers of birds moving through the patch again this morning with hundreds and hundreds of hirundine with the majority being House Martin, combined totals below.

Cetti's Warbler - 1
Sedge Warbler - 1
Whitethroat - 1
Chiffchaff - 30
Blackcap - 22
Yellow Wagtail - 11
Grey Wagtail - 4
White Wagtail - 2
Pied Wagtail - 4
Bullfinch - 1
Reed Bunting - 2
Yellowhammer - 2
Greenfinch - 10
Linnet - 15
Skylark - 25
Meadow Pipit - 100
Stonechat - 3
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 6
Green Woodpecker - 2
Song Thrush - 2
Mistle Thrush - 1
Starling - c.200
Buzzard - 10+
Peregrine - 1
Kestrel - 3
Little Egret - 3
Grey Heron - 1
Stock Dove - 1
Cormorant - 17w
Med Gull - 200+
Sandwich Tern - 2
Curlew - 12
Sand Martin - 3

Kestrel

Still plenty of Med Gull in the area

25 September, 2018


As expected a clear night and big moon cleared out quite a few things for this morning. Still enough to provide a good morning of birding though.

Buzzard - 3
Peregrine - 2
Sparrowhawk - 1
Grey Heron - 2
Curlew - 2
Med Gull - 80
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 3
Green Woodpecker - 1
Swallow - 200+
House Martin - 200+
Wheatear - 1
Pied Wagtail - 6
Yellow Wagtail - 1
Grey Wagtail - 1
Skylark - 5
Stonechat - 8
Chiffchaff - 35
Blackcap - 10
Meadow Pipit - 100+

24 September, 2018

Good numbers of birds on the patch this morning. Totals are low estimates as impossible to count everything all the time!

Buzzard - 2
Kestrel - 2
Oystercatcher - 14
Turnstone -  5
Redshank - 1
Curlew - 2
Common Sandpiper - 2
Little Egret - 2
Med Gull - 50+
Swallow - 200+
House Martin - 175+
Skylark - 6
Wheatear - 2
Stonechat - 5
Chiffchaff - 60 
Blackcap - 40
Whitethroat - 1
Lesser Whitethroat - 1
Reed Bunting - 2
Siskin - 4

23 September, 2018

Hundreds and hundreds of House Martin through the patch from late morning with much smaller numbers of Swallow. 

Wheatear - 16
Yellow Wagtail - 5
Meadow Pipit - 80
Chiffchaff - 10
Blackcap - 6
Grey Partridge - 4
Buzzard - 2
Little Egret - 2
Ringed Plover - 5
Oystercatcher - 1
Med Gull - 230

Blackcap Atherington

Wheatear West Beach

22 September, 2018

Not out until mid morning but still evidence of passage continuing overhead.

Grey Wagtail - 2
Yellow Wagtail - 5
Meadow Pipit c.200
Whitethroat - 1
Blackcap - 3
Chiffchaff - 13
Wheatear - 2
Stonechat - 1
Skylark - 10
Linnet - 29
Swallow - 75
Buzzard - 2
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Gannet - 11w
Common Scoter - 5e
Sandwich Tern - 8w 5e
Oystercatcher - 9
Redshank - 1w
Dunlin 1w
Ringed Plover - 9
Med Gull - c.350

21 September, 2018

Not a great deal to report this morning although good numbers of Med Gull roosting in the fields and a steady movement of Meadow Pipits moving through west.

Meadow Pipit - 120+
Yellow Wagtail - 33
Skylark - 4
Blackcap - 6
Chiffchaff - 3
Swallow - 35
Mediterranean Gull - c.300
Little Egret - 1
Starling - c.200
Sparrowhawk - 2
Kestrel - 1
Buzzard - 1

17 September, 2018

Fine bright conditions and despite the good coverage resulted in disappointing results, combined totals below.

Kestrel - 2
Buzzard - 1
Kingfisher - 2
Little Egret - 2
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Green Woodpecker - 1
Grey Partridge - 2
Swallow - 100
House Martin - 150
Meadow Pipit - 12
Yellow Wagtail - 110
Grey Wagtail - 3
Pied Wagtail - 2
Skylark - 3
Blackcap - 35
Whitethroat - 3
Chiffchaff - 12
Sedge Warbler - 1
Reed Warbler - 2
Linnet - 20
Reed Bunting - 2
Rook - 10
Jackdaw -10
Carrion Crow - 60

Juv Med Gull


2 Curlew from the footbridge


Buzzard south of mill


16 September, 2018

The highlight of the morning was a Great-white Egret seen approaching from the fields south of the old camp site, then veering off east last seen flying over the Mill Cottage 07:32

Great-white Egret - 1
Peregrine - 1
Buzzard - 3
Sparrowhawk - 1
Kestrel - 2
Swift - 1
Swallow - c.250
House Martin - 90
Stock Dove - 4
Oystercatcher - 15e
Sandwich Tern - 7
Med Gull - 120
Little Egret - 3
Kingfisher - 1
Chiffchaff - 12
Whitethroat - 2
Blackcap - 20
Wheatear - 1
Meadow Pipit - 28
Grey Wagtail - 2
White Wagtail - 1
Pied Wagtail - 9
Linnet - 25
Song Thrush -1

Records for yesterday Saturday the 15th 

Buzzard - 2
Peregrine - 1
Kestrel - 1
Little Egret - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Med Gull - 60
Swallow - 50
House Martin - 40
Wheatear - 1
Meadow Pipit - 30
Yellow Wagtail 10
Spotted Fly - 3 (all golf course)
Cetti's Warbler - 1
Whitethroat - 8
Lesser Whitethroat - 1
Blackcap - 35
Willow/Chiff 1- 4

14 September, 2018


Lots of birds on the patch today, things are on the move! Only Kent's farm area done no golf course or Mill. Highlight was pied fly at Kent's farm. Sadly disturbed by walker and could not find it again.

Buzzard - 1
Grey Heron - 3
Green Woodpecker - 2
Sand Martin - 40
House Martin - 100
Swallow - 250
Med Gull  - 75
Blackcap - 45
Willow/chiff - 50
Whitethroat - 2
Yellow Wagtail - 30
Meadow Pipit - 50
Wheatear - 2
Goldcrest - 1
Coal Tit - 1
Spotted Fly - 2
Pied Fly - 1
Curlew - 2
Mistle Thrush - 1