Little Egret - Climping 14/02/21

31 August, 2018

Again lots of variety with numbers generally on the increase, hopefully something good for the weekend.

Redstart - 3
Whinchat - 4
Yellow Wagtail - 75
Wheatear  - 4
Spotted Flycatcher - 3
Garden Warbler - 1
Blackcap - 35
Lesser Whitethroat - 3
Whitethroat - 30
Reed Warbler - 5
Willow Warbler 8
Chiffchaff - 8
Bullfinch - 5
Meadow Pipit - 10
Jay - 2
Swallow - c.500
Sand martin - 45
House martin - 5
Starling - c.200
Song Thrush - 1
Spotted Redshank - 1
Kingfisher - 1
Hobby - 1
Peregrine - 2
Sparrowhawk - 2
Buzzard - 2-3
Grey Heron - 2
Little Egret - 2
Common Tern - 2
Sandwich Tern - 2


30 August, 2018

Good coverage and good variety in the patch this morning, with again good numbers of hirundine on the move, as many as 8 Redstart and a Hobby flew north over the camp site.

Hobby - 1
Peregrine - 1
Buzzard - 1
Sparrowhawk - 2
Jay - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 3
Starling - c.200
Redstart - 8
Wheatear - 17
Blackcap - 28
Stonechat - 2
Yellow Wagtail - c.175
Grey Wagtail - 4
Lesser Whitethroat - 3
Whitethroat - 22
Garden Warbler - 2
Willow Warbler - 15
Chiffchaff - 6
Reed Warbler 9
Sedge Warbler - 1
Bullfinch - 3
Skylark - 1
Meadow Pipit - 4
Linnet - 50
Reed Bunting - 1
Swallow - 200+
Sand Martin - 90+
House Martin - 25
Grey Heron - 3
Little Egret - 6
Curlew - 1
Whimbrel - 2
Med Gull - 1

One of several Redstart in the patch

Reed Warbler

29 August, 2018

Another visit to the patch this evening couldn't resist this  Convolvulus hawk-moth



Two visits to the patch today, before and after the rain, the latter visit being more productive with good numbers of hirundine on the move, and good numbers of both Yellow Wagtail and Med Gull in the fields north of Climping Beach. The old camp produced 3 Redstart and Spot Fly feeding along the rife.

Redstart - 4  
Spotted Flycatcher - 3
Lesser Whitethroat - 1
Yellow Wagtail - c.120
Blackcap - 4
Swift - 1
Reed Warbler - 2
Whitethroat - 10
Wheatear - 13
Willow Warbler - 5
Chiffchaff - 2
Buzzard - 1
Little Egret - 2
Grey Heron - 1
Sandwich Tern - 11w
Gannet - 2e
Med Gull - c.100

A Red Underwing found this morning before the rain(RP) and a Convolvulos Hawkmoth also found in the dunes. (RK)


Hello Bo, I am down for a week and was at the patch this morning. Very quiet West Beach but lively at old Camp Site, Climping. Most interesting was a roosting Barn Owl at the back of the Golf Course in a large hawthorn.  Totals were (RG)

Greenshank heard
Barn Owl 1
Willow Warbler 6
Blackcap 8
Whitethroat 24
Lesser Whitethroat 2
Garden Warbler 1
Grasshopper Warbler 1
Tree Pipit 1
Yellow Wagtail 5+
Wheatear 4
Whinchat 2
Spotted Flycatcher 4

27 August, 2018

Marsh Farm this afternoon for CG & DB produced;

Spotted Fly - 3
Blackcap - 5
Whitethroat - 5
Willow Warbler - 15+
Chiffchaff - 2
Kingfisher - 1
Yellowhammer - 1

26 August, 2018

A little too windy this morning but numbers before the rain.(RP)

Buzzard - 4 
Peregrine - 2
Sparrowhawk - 1
Little Egret - 2
Raven - 1
Grey Partridge - 10
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Fulmar - 2
Med Gull - 75+
Herring Gull - c.200
Yellow Wagtail - c.80
Wheatear - 15
Spot Fly - 2
Blackcap - 2
Willow Warbler - 3
Chiffchaff - 2
Bullfinch - 1

Received a report of a Brown Hairstreak last night, seen at the south end of 1st wood.(RK)

Found this Hornet nest around Marsh Farm this moring



25 August, 2018

An afternoon visit to Marsh Farm proved worthwhile with the following recorded. 

Redstart - 5
Spotted Flycatcher - 4
Wheatear - 3
Lesser Whitethroat - 3
Whitethroat - 6
Willow Warbler - 3
Chiffchaff - 3
Yellowhammer - 7
Blackcap - 4
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 3
Grey Heron - 3

Yellowhammer

Spot Fly

Redstart


Fox

Good coverage of the patch again this morning resulted in good numbers of birds being seen, 3 Redstart together along the rife south of the old camp site and a Raven again calling flying over the horse paddock.

Redstart - 3 
Lesser Whitethroat - 4
Whitethroat - c.50
Willow Warbler - 27
Chiffchaff - 10
Reed Warbler - 6
Bullfinch - 1
Blackcap - 26
Garden Warbler - 4
Spotted Flycatcher - 1
Whinchat - 3 climping beach
Yellow Wagtail - c.175
Wheatear - 22
Goldcrest - 1
Swallow - 9
Buzzard - 2
Kestrel - 2
Sparrowhawk - 1
Jay - 2
Raven - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Green Woodpecker - 3
Grey Partridge - 4
Black-tailed Godwit - 2w
Ringed Plover - 37 field west of Bailiffscourt
Sanderling - 1
Redshank - 1
Curlew - 1
Little Egret - 10
Grey Heron - 2
Mediterranean Gull c.200
Sandwich Tern - 7

Redstart

Whitethroat

3 Whinchat Climping Beach

Sparrowhawk

24 August, 2018

Nothing out of the ordinary this morning but good variety in a combined effort. 

Redstart - 1
Spotted Flycatcher - 1
Whinchat - 2
Stonechat - 3
Wheatear - 16
Yellow Wagtail - c.45
Grey Wagtail - 1
Pied Wagtail - 2
Bullfinch - 2
Lesser Whitethroat - 2
Whitethroat - 35
Willow Warbler - 24
Chiffchaff - 7
Goldcrest - 1
Blackcap - 9
Reed Warbler - 3
Meadow Pipit - 9
Linnet - c.80
Song Thrush - 3
Sand Martin - 67
Swallow - 22
Grey Heron - 2
Little Egret - 4
Peregrine - 1
Sparrowhawk - 2
Kestrel - 1
Buzzard - 1
Jay - 1
Oystercatcher - 1
Ringed Plover - 2
Whimbrel - 1
Mediterranean Gull - c.150
Sandwich Tern - 6







22 August, 2018

A brief visit produced not very much, just a few things to keep the interest.

Peregrine - 2
Buzzard - 1
Grey Heron - 1
Little Egret - 5
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Green Woodpecker - 1
Swift - 6
House Martin - 6
Jay - 1
Wheatear - 12
Whinchat - 
Meadow Pipit - 6
Reed Warbler - 2
Garden Warbler - 1
Blackcap - 2
Chiffchaff - 3
Willow Warbler - 2
Linnet - 80

21 August, 2018

Bit more encouraging today with at least 3 Redstart in the patch, 33 Yellow Wagtail mainly in the stuble fields off Bread Lane and still plenty of Med Gull in the area with a least c.200 amongst the many Gulls in the fields on a high tide.

Redstart - 3
Whinchat - 1
Yellow Wagtail - 33
Whiethroat - 17
Willow Warbler - 12
Chiffchaff - 4
Wheatear - 6
Reed Warbler - 7
Blackcap - 4
Reed Bunting - 2
Sand Martin - 7
Swallow - 14
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Green Woodpecker - 3
Song Thrush - 2
Jay - 2
Sparrowhawk - 1
Buzzard - 2
Grey Heron - 1

Redstart Bailiffscourt


Yellow Wagtail Bread Lane

Wheatear Climping Beach

20 August, 2018

A little bit of variety in and over the Golf Course this morning with a juvenile Marsh Harrier flying west at West Beach then heading north towards the river over the old camp site.

Marsh Harrier - 1
Whinchat - 4
Spotted Flycatcher - 1
Lesser Whitethroat - 2
Wheatear - 7
Yellow Wagtail - 12
Garden Warbler - 2
Willow Warbler - 20
Chiffchaff - 8
Whitethroat - 33
Bullfinch - 3
Reed Warbler - 4
Sedge Warbler - 1
Blackcap - 9
Meadow Pipit - 7
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Green Woodpecker - 3
Grey Partridge - 11
Jay - 2
Buzzard - 2
Sparrowhawk - 2
Little Egret - 2
Mediterranean Gull c.175
Ringed Plover - 2
Oystercatcher - 1
Sandwich Tern - 7
Cormorant - 6

Juv Marsh Harrier 


Whinchat Mill Path


18 August, 2018

Another quiet morning, the highlight being 2 Raven over the horse paddock.(RP)

Raven - 2
Buzzard - 3
Kestrel - 1
Little Egret - 5
Kingfisher - 1
Grey Partridge - 8
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Blackcap - 4
Whitethroat - 8
Chiffchaff - 1
Reed Warbler - 1
Bullfinch - 1
Linnet - 30
Med Gull - 20+


17 August, 2018

With a little bit of variety on offer this morning, totals below. (RP)

Peregrine - 2
Buzzard - 2
Little Egret - 2
Common Sandpiper - 1
Ringed Plover - 1
Med Gull - c.200
Sandwich Tern - 10
Whinchat - 3
Wheatear - 5
Reed Warbler - 8
Sedge Warbler - 1
Whitethroat - 10
Willow Warbler - 5
Chiffchaff - 5
Garden Warbler - 2
Bullfinch - 2
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Green Woodpecker - 1

16 August, 2018

An afternoon visit after the rain this afternoon produced very good numbers of Med Gull in fields off Climping Beach. Conservative numbers at c.400 probably more, also 2 Buzzard, 2 Ringed Plover, small numbers of Sandwich Tern and Gannet feeding offshore and 6 Wheatear.



15 August, 2018

Seemed very quite in the patch this morning so didn't linger, combined totals below.

Stonechat - 3
Wheatear - 4
Whitethroat - 10
Willow Warbler - 4
Bullfinch - 2
Reed Warbler - 3
Blackcap - 4
Skylark - 3
Green Woodpecker - 
Great-spotted Wpodpecker - 2
Jay - 2
Sand Martin - 25
Med Gull - c.250
Ringed Plover - 2
Buzzard - 2
Kestrel - 2
Grey Heron - 4
Little Egret - 4
Common Sandpiper - 1

Juv Stonechat golf course

 Thin pickings on the Ford-LA route early afternoon on Monday 13th (MD)

Common Sandpipers - 12 (24 from Arundel to Marina)
Oystercatchers - 2
Little Egrets - 16
Grey Herons - 5
Wheatear - 1
Whitethroats -3
Buzzards - 2
Kestrel - 1
Swallows - 3
Gull numbers well down with no Med Gulls and only 2 each of LBB Gull and GBB Gull.

11 August, 2018

Good numbers of Willow Warbler around this morning as well as a large amount of Med Gulls flying in from the north and landing in the fields west of the Mill.

Willow Warbler - 50+
Chiffchaff - 3
Lesser Whitethroat - 6
Whitethroat - 23
Blackcap - 9
Reed Warbler - 11
Sedge Warbler - 3
Wheatear - 6
Sparrowhawk - 3
Buzzard - 3
Kestrel - 1
Swift - 1
Sand Martin - 2
Jay - 3
Grey Partridge - 2
Grey Heron - 1
Little Egret - 1
Cormorant - 4
Ringed Plover - 3
Whimbrel - 2
Med Gull - c.200

Wheatear west beach

Lesser Whitethroat

Common Gull golf course

08 August, 2018

Fewer birds around than yesterday with just the following reported, an increase number of Med Gull in the area.

Peregrine - 1
Common Sandpiper - 1
Whimbrel - 4
Ringed Plover - 1
Gannet - 3
Grey Heron - 1
Little Egret - 13
Grey Partridge - 11
Med Gull - c.200
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Jay - 2
Reed Warbler - 6
Whitethroat - 2
Blackcap - 1
Willow Warbler - 5
Chiffchaff - 4
Bullfinch - 1

07 August, 2018

Notified today that it is officially the first of Autumn, good variety again but still no Pied Fly. Combined totals below.

Raven - 2 eventualy west over horse paddock
Knot - 1 field west of Mill
Oystercatcher - 2
Whimbrel - 2
Lesser Whitethroat - 3
Garden Warbler - 1
Whitethroat - 17
Chiffchaff - 10
Willow Warbler - 12
Blackcap - 9
Reed Warbler - 10
Reed Bunting - 2
Bullfinch - 2
Sedge - 2
Swift - c.30
House Martin - 20
Swallow - 1
Jay - 3
Saprrowhawk - 2
Buzzard - 2
Peregrine - 2 tower
Little Egret 4
Kingfisher - 1
Med Gull - c.50


Raven
Reed Warbler

06 August, 2018

A good number of birds around this morning but alas no Pied Flycatchers in the area.

Cuckoo - 1
Garden Warbler - 1
Lesser Whitethroat - 3
Whitethtoat - 21
Willow Warbler - 11
Chiffchaff - 2
Reed Warbler - 5
Sedge Warbler - 1
Blackcap - 10
Stonechat - 2
Meadow Pipit - 3
Green Woodpecker - 4
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Med Gull - 60
Common Gull - 7
Swift - c.70
Sand Martin - 8
Stock Dove - 4
Sparrowhawk - 3
Buzzard - 1
Little Owl - 1
Grey Heron - 3
Little Egret - 2
Whimbrel - 2
Oystercatcher - 3

Cuckoo golf course

Lesser Whitethroat

Bullfinch


Willow Warbler


01 August, 2018

Another fine sunny morning around the golf course and beyond, again good numbers of Med Gull on the beach and a few more  Willow Warbler.

Lesser Whitethroat - 1
Willow Warbler - 9
Chiffchaff - 3
Reed Warbler - 11
Sedge Warbler - 2
Goldcrest - 1
Bullfinch - 3
Whitethroat - 7
Blackcap - 4
Swift - c.30
Swallow - 3
Grey Partridge - 4
Grey Heron - 2
Little Egret - 3
Buzzard - 3
Sparrowhawk - 2
Med Gull c.100
Common Gull - 4

Willow Warbler golf course

Reed Warbler

Buzzard