Little Egret - Climping 14/02/21

27 July, 2018

Another quiet morning around the Patch, although good numbers of Med Gull present with at least 100 around Climping beach this morning. Two Willow Warbler, a single Stonechat with plenty of Reed Warbler and Whitethroat in the bushes and 3 Buzzard around the old camp site.

Willow Warbler first wood

23 July, 2018

Started off a Marsh Farm, no waders present just a Little Egret and a Grey Heron on the pools and a Hobby flew past south west. Onto Climping which again was very quiet offshore with just 3 Common Scooter moving off east and a few Sandwich Tern west, and 2 Sanderling and 6 Oystercatcher on the rocks. Good numbers of Swift feeding over the fields north of Poole Place and c.75 Med Gull and singles of Whimbrel and Common Gull in the fields there. Best of the rest being a single Sand Martin west with small numbers of Swallow, 3 Grey Partridge, 3 Buzzard, 2 Little Egret  and 3 Green Woodpecker.

Hummingbird Hawk Moth

18 July, 2018

A walk up River from the Marina up to the back of Ford Prison produced

Common Sandpiper - 9
Whimbrel - 3
Redshank - 2
Lapwing - 7
Oystercatcher - 4
Grey Heron - 6
Little Egret - 7
Med Gull - 47 with 5 juv
Lesser BB Gull - 7

Common Sandpiper

Good numbers of Med Gull

Whimbrel

Grey Heron

A check at Marsh Farm produced just 2 Green Sandpiper.

Green Sandpiper

13 July, 2018

Not a lot on offer this morning at Climping Beach,  several Med Gull along the shoreline before the appearance of the dog walkers.

Gannet - 2e 1w
Mediterranean Gull - 17 ad 4 juv
Sandwich Tern - 19
Common Tern - 2
Cormorant - 5e 3w
Sand Martin - 4w
Swallow - 2
Swift - 45
Song Thrush - 11
Skylark - 6
Blackcap - 5
Whitethroat - 11
Reed Warbler - 3
Jay - 4
Buzzard - 2
Whimbrel - 1
Oystercatcher - 3
Little Egret - 3


09 July, 2018

A quick mid morning stroll along the beach at Climping produced 15 Med Gull, 2 Dunlin, 12 east Common Scoter, singles of Buzzard, and Sparrowhawk with 4 fledgings.

Dunlin 

Adult Med Gull

Juv Med Gull

08 July, 2018

River walk 6th July

Did the Arundel to LA route this afternoon to check on waders and gulls. It was rising tide so good to assess Common Sand numbers as they pushed up river, but not a lot south of Ford. Also hoped for a Yellow-legged Gull, but no sign yet. Too hot for many passerines.

Main counts from Ship & Anchor to LA (Arundel to LA in brackets):

Common Sand 3 (11)
Lapwing 5 (18)
Med Gull 1 (5)
GBB Gull 4 (5)
Common Gull 0 (4)
Black-headed 105 (275)
Herring Gull 147 (168)
Little Egret 12 (14)
At least 20 Stock Doves south of Ford and a Jay by L Marina the only other things of note, cheers, Martin


05 July, 2018

Good numbers of Swift moving west this morning, counted maybe 50 but probably more along the beach and over the golf course. Meadow Pipit and Linnet present in good numbers along west beach. On the golf course 2 Reed Bunting, Cetti's Warbler, Stonechat, and several of both Reed Warbler and Whitethroat.

Along the beach 2 adult Med Gull, 1 Common Tern and 5 Sandwich Tern with several juv Black-headed Gull along the tideline. Singles of Grey Heron, Little Egret, Kestrel, Oystercatcher, Ringed Plover, and Grey Partridge.

Meadow Pipit

Reed Bunting

Linnet