Little Egret - Climping 14/02/21

28 May, 2018

Sanderling Poole Place


Whimbrel Poole Place

23 May, 2018

Another fine bright morning, although a tad cold and windy first thing. Good numbers of Gannet again following a pair of trawlers, a single Eider off poole place and at last some House Martin and Swift in off the sea.

Gannet - c.100
Sandwich Tern - 17e 11w
Common Tern 9e 5w
Fulmar - 1e
Great-crested Grebe - 4
Cormorant - 15e 7w
Eider - 1
Mediterranean Gull - 4w
Little Egret - 2
Dunlin - 4w
Ringed Plover - 3
Turnstone - 6
Oystercatcher - 2e 1w
Wheatear - 1
Swallow - 15
House Martin - 4
Swift - 7
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Stock Dove - 4
Jay - 1
Song Thrush - 1
Reed Warbler - 4
Blackcap - 2
Whitethroat - 7
Chiffchaff - 2
Pied Wagtail - 1
Skylark - 4

Eider

Common Tern

Sandwich Tern

19 May, 2018

About the same as yesterday, although a  Spotted Flycatcher around Atherington, Coal Tit and again Little Owl around Bailiffscourt. A Mistle Thrush in poole place gardens which now most of the building works has finished looks encouraging. A Whimbrel and 4 Oystercatcher flew west, with 2 Common Tern lingering offshore with 5 Great-crested Grebe.

Little Owl

Little Egret

Reed Warbler

Whitethroat


18 May, 2018

Not a lot of anything  around the golf course and beyond this morning although Reed, Sedge and Cetti's Warbler still present in song, along with Whitethroat, Chiffchaff and Blackcap. A male Bullfinch, from the back of the footpath, and 4 Grey Partridge in the fields. Sparrowhawk on nest, a couple of Buzzard, Kestrel and Little Owl, with both Great and Green Woodpecker and a Little Egret.

Offshore on a low tide, 19 Mediterranean Gull west, 8 Great-crested Grebe, c.30 Gannet following a pair of trawlers and small numbers of Sandwich Tern.

Grey Partridge

Green Woodpecker

Little Owl

Male Bullfinch

14 May, 2018

Very quiet at Climping this morning with the highlight being a Red Kite drifting overhead east near Climping Primary School. Several Gannets feeding offshore with small numbers of Commic and Sandwich Tern. 4 Great-crested Grebe on the sea, 2 Whimbrel flew west and a single Wheatear at Climping beach. 4 Buzzard, singles of Kestrel, Sparrowhawk and Jay.

At Marsh Farm mid afternoon a Red Kite flew north west towards Ford Railway station and a Cuckoo calling and flying around the big pool and a  Great-crested Grebe there. 3 Little Egret along with several Buzzards and Yellowhammers being the best of the rest.

12 May, 2018

A short visit to the patch in cool grey conditions produced good views of two Black Tern feeding offshore.(RP)

Black Tern - 2
Sandwich Tern - 6
Gannet - 4
Whimbrel 5e 2w
Dunlin - 4
Ringed Plover - 2
Great-crested Grebe - 4
Grey Heron - 4
Little Egret - 1
Kestrel - 1
Sparrowhawk - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1 
Song Thrush - 4
Skylark - 4
Chiffchaff - 6
Blackcap - 5
Whitethroat - 8
Sedge Warbler - 1
Reed Warbler - 5
Cetti's Warbler - 1

10 May, 2018

A slow morning offshore at Climping Wednesday morning with a Great Skua and a flock of 60+ Gannets around a pair of trawlers being the main events, and a Common Sandpiper on the breakwaters.


06 May, 2018

The Black Guillemot again off Climping Beach this morning, about 300 yards west of the car park. Little else moving offshore with 7 Bar-tailed Godwit east, and about 40 Gannet again following a pair of trawlers, and small numbers of Commic and Sandwich Tern. Nothing else of note apart from 3 Swift flying  east over the old camp site my first of the year.

Wheatear Bread Lane


Green Woodpecker Kents Cottages

A female Black Redstart on the golf course on Saturday 5th (ES)

04 May, 2018

Very quiet offshore this morning with a flat calm sea, a flock of 50+ Gannet following trawlers slowly east.  

Pied Flycatcher - 1 kents cottages (DB) 

Greylag Geese - 3e
Canada Goose - 1e
Gannet - c.50 following trawlers
Shelduck - 4w
Sandwich Tern - 8e 6w
Turnstone - 25
Great-crested Grebe - 3 
Little Egret - 1
Stock Dove - 2
Whimbrel - 3e
Oystercatcher - 5e
Sanderling - 9
Cormorant - 7
Coal Tit - 1
Chiffchaff - 5
Willow Warbler - 1
Whitethroat - 11
Lesser Whitethroat - 1
Reed Warbler - 1
Wheatear - 1
Blackcap - 5
White Wagtail - 1
Pied Wagtail - 1
Sand Martin - 3
Swallow - 10
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Green Woodpecker - 1



Coal Tit

Grey Partridge

Great-spotted Woodpecker


01 May, 2018

No sign of the Black Guillemot, but a few things around from Climping to Poole Place: (MD)
Artic Skua - 1 dark phase east 15:30
Sandwich Tern 2w
Little Tern - 1w
Common Scoter 3w
Great-crested Grebe - 3
Gannets - 10e
Ringed Plover - 1
Sanderling - 7
Turnstone -16


Late visit due to other commitments still added a few year ticks.

Spotted Flycatcher - 1 
Garden Warbler - 1
Lesser Whitethroat - 1
Willow Warbler - 6
Chiffchaff - 7
Whitethroat - 10
Wheatear - 7
White Wagtail - 1 
Bullfinch - 1
Grey Heron - 2
Little Egret - 1
Sparrowhawk - 1
Buzzard - 2
Kestrel - 1
Jay - 2
Swallow - 9
Meadow Pipit - 3
Skylark - 5
Med Gull - 1

White Wagtail horse paddock
Spot Fly 1st wood


Linnet west beach

Little Egret golf course

Wheatear horse paddock