The Climping Gap remains one of the last undeveloped sites along the coast in West Sussex.
This site is dedicated to Birds seen in and around the Climping Gap area
by myself and a few die hard friends, that live in the area and have been birding the local patch for decades.
(Please email your sighting's to email@example.com or Tweet to @BirdsofClimping).
Little Egret - Climping 14/02/21
25 June, 2018
A lovely sunny morning around the golf course with good evidence of breeding birds that included Mute Swan, Moorhen, Bullfinch, Whitethroat, Reed & Sedge Warbler, Meadow Pipit, Blackbird, Magpie, and Linnet. Also on offer singles of Little Egret, Grey Heron, Song Thrush, Stonechat, Cetti's Warbler and Grey Partridge.
No sign of the Black Guillemot this morning but 6 Common Scoter and 2 Shelduck east, small numbers of both Sandwich Tern and Gannet offshore, 1 Great-crested Grebe, 9 Oystercatcher west and 16 Swift moving east. Also singles of Ringed Plover and Mistle Thrush and a Seal close inshore near Poole Place.
Surprisingly the Black Guillemot still present offshore at Climping Beach this morning, 150 yards from the cafe car park, drifting slowly west towards Poole Place and Elmer Rocks. Easily seen early this morning on a relatively flat calm sea. Seen again west of Poole Place at 2pm, but distant (MD)