Little Egret - Climping 14/02/21

29 March, 2018

Very quiet offshore this morning in bright conditions after and before the rain kicked in still a cold feel to a stiff south west blow. 

Brent Geese - 2w 4e
Great-crested Grebe - 2
Red-breasted Merganser - 2
Mediterranean Gull - 2e
Gannet - 2e
Cormorant - 7e 3w
Turnstone - 38
Firecrest - 5
Chiffchaff - 3
Mistle Thrush - 2
Skylark - 9
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Grey Heron - 1
Buzzard - 4
Kestrel - 1



Kestrel golf course
Plenty of Firecrest today with two at Poole Place and singles at Atherington Pools, Horse Paddock and Longwood.







28 March, 2018

Red Kite

A quick look found a Red Kite flying north over the old camp site towards Kents Cottages mid morning, worth getting wet for. Also 3 Firecrest, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Grey Partridge, 1 Little Egret, 5 Great-crested Grebe and 7 Red-breasted Merganser offshore.

27 March, 2018

2 Firecrest and singles of both Redwing and Chichaff at Kents Farm this morning.

25 March, 2018

Around Marsh Farm this morning in murky mild conditions with no wildfowl on the pools whatsoever, although plenty of thrushes still present with c.100 Fieldfare and 20 Redwing.  In and around the bushes with 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Grey Wagtail, 5 Bullfinch, 5 Yellowhammer and 2 Jay. 2 Lapwing, singles of Buzzard, Kestrel and Great and Green Woodpecker.


Chiffchaff
Yellowhammer

Pair of Grey Wagtail

Fieldfare

24 March, 2018

Still very quiet on the migrant front but a couple of Chiffchaff about today and still at least 3 Firecrest in the hotel grounds.

Firecrest - 3

Chiffchaff - 2
Coal Tit - 1
Skylark - 7
Meadow Pipit - 4
Linnet - 4
Mistle Thrush - 2
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Green Woodpecker - 1
Grey Heron - 2
Kestrel - 2
Buzzard - 1

Chiffchaff Kents






23 March, 2018

At least 4 Firecrest around Atherington Pools late afternoon, and the Little Owl showing in the hotel grounds.

Little Owl Bailiffscourt

Number of Firecrest around the pools









20 March, 2018

Very quiet in the patch today with more dog walkers than birds.

Red-throated Diver - 2e
Diver sp - 1 on sea
Sandwich Tern - 2e
Red-breasted Merganser - 17
Great-crested Grebe - 6
Mediterranean Gull - 27
Little Egret - 1
Grey Heron - 1
Peregrine - 1
Buzzard - 3
Mistle Thrush - 1
Jay - 2
Meadow Pipit - 11
Skylark - 5
Linnet - 1


Red-throated Diver

Buzzard 

Grey Heron golf course

Meadow Pipit west beach

Around Marsh Farm this afternoon this afternoon, which was not a lot better.

Shoveler - 10
Great-crested Grebe - 1
Water Rail - 2
Buzzard - 2
Sparrowhawk -1
Yellowhammer - 6
Skylark - 3
Chiffchaff - 1
Goldcrest - 1
Common Gull - c.130
Med Gull - 23


Shoveler 
Great-crested Grebe

Greenfinch

15 March, 2018

With no sign of yesterdays Iceland Gull it was very quiet around the patch this morning.

Brent Geese - 61e
Common Scooter - 12
Diver spa - 2e
Red-breasted Merganser - 17
Sandwich Tern - 1e
Curlew - 1w
Sanderling - 27
Turnstone - c.100 
Mistle Thrush - 1
Green Woodpecker - 1
Sparrowhawk - 1

Mistle Thrush golf course

14 March, 2018

Iceland Gull

Without any joy looking for the Black Guillemot at Poole Place this morning with RP, and feeling cold in the brisk south easterly, stepping away from my scope and looking skywards I noticed a juv white winger flying above my head, instantly identifying a Iceland Gull I alerted Richard as it soared slowly along the beach. Later relocated at Climping beach east of the car park feeding close inshore until 11:30  when it departed east.











11 March, 2018

Attention drawn to the sea looking for the  Black Guillemot, which was seen again throughout the morning, combined totals below.

Black Guillemot - 1
Velvet Scoter - 1
Slavonian Grebe - 3
Common Scoter - 15e
Red-throated Diver - 2e
Diver spa - 2
Avocet - 3e
Brent Geese - 98e
Pintail - 8
Teal - 8 
Wigeon - 2
Mallard - 2
Shelduck - 2w
Mediterranean Gull - 11e
Great-crested Grebe - 6
Red-breasted Merganser - 38 
Dunlin - 1
Oystercatcher - 9
Sanderling - 42
Turnstone - 70
Treecreeper - 2
Skylark - 3
Kestrel  - 1

10 March, 2018

Very quiet offshore this morning with no sign of yesterdays Black Guillemot, with just small numbers of Red-breasted Merganser, Great-crested Grebe and Brent Geese and a couple of Gannet moving. On the wader front, 60 Sanderling c.80 Turnstone and  5 Ringed Plover 0n west beach. Skylark and Meadow Pipit in evidence.

Turnstone Climping Beach
An afternoon visit around the hotel produced a Firecrest and Coal Tit.

Firecrest Bailiffscourt


09 March, 2018

A call from Richard Grimmet had be scampering down to the beach this morning with the report of a Black Guillemot offshore 150yds west of the car park. The bird was distant and drifting slowly west on the outward tide. Also present 1 Red-necked Grebe and at least 5 Slavs, full details below.

Black Guillemot - 1
Red-necked Grebe - 1
Slavonian Grebe - 5
Red-throated Diver - 7
Common Scoter - 3 
Fulmar - 1w
Brent Geese - 2e
Med Gull - 20
Shelduck - 2w
Bar-tailed Godwit - 2e
Sanderling - 55
Red-breasted Merganser - 40
Great-crested Grebe - 7
Snipe - 1
Stonechat - 1
Skylark - 7
Grey Seal - 1

06 March, 2018

Fine morning but fairly quiet at Climping with the highlight being a Grey Seal off Poole Place.

Mediterranean Gull - c.125
Brent Geese - 2e
Red-breasted Merganser - 17
Common Scoter -1w
Diver spa -1e
Ringed Plover - 1
Grey Plover - 45
Sanderling - 60
Oystercatcher - 7
Meadow Pipit - 15
Linnet - 9
Skylark - 8
Mistle Thrush - 2
Song Thrush - 3
Stonechat - 4
Green Woodpecker - 2
Buzzard - 1
Grey Seal - 1

Med Gull

Mistle Thrush horse paddock

Stonechat



02 March, 2018

Looking through all my pictures from today, at the time this Gull stood out on its own, after checking references looks like a good candidate for Caspian Gull, all opinions welcome.


Caspian Gull Climping Beach


An afternoon visit to the patch produced plenty of Thrushes in the area and plenty of Gulls along the beach.

Little Owl - 1
Fieldfare - 12
Redwing - 1
Song Thrush - 20
Meadow Pipit - 10
Stonechat - 3
Goldcrest - 1
Lapwing - 10
Golden Plover - 2
Grey Plover - 17
Dunlin - 7
Sanderling - 25
Shelduck - 8w
Common Gull - 250+
Med Gull - 30
Kestrel - 1
Buzzard - 2
Jay - 2
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Green Woodpecker - 1
Plenty Of Common Gull along the beach

Fieldfare Bailiffscourt
Meadow Pipit Climping Beach
Grey Plover West Beach