Cory's Shearwater - 4th Aug Madeira

30 September, 2018

Just covering the golf course up to the Mill Cottages produced the following;(RP)

Buzzard - 8
Kestrel - 1
Sparrowhawk - 2
Med Gull - 150+
Kingfisher - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Grey Partridge - 4
Curlew - 2
Stonechat - 2
Skylark - 8
Song Thrush - 1
Grey Wagtail - 2
Pied Wagtail - 10
Meadow Pipit - 40
Swallow - 50
House Martin - 25
Chiffchaff - 30
Blackcap - 10
Reed Bunting - 2

28 September, 2018

Nothing that exciting in cooler conditions.

Peregrine - 1
Buzzard - 3
Little Egret - 4
Sandwich Tern - 2
Mediterranean Gull - c.300
Turnstone - nc
Curlew - 1
Green Woodpecker - 3
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Kingfisher - 1
Song Thrush - 1
Swallow - 40
Skylark - 9
Meadow Pipit - 40
Stonechat - 7
Chiffchaff - 22
Blackcap - 2
Reed Bunting - 4

27 September, 2018

Fewer hirundine on the move than the last couple of days, couple of Rock Pipit climping beach and a Guillemot close inshore there.
Redstart - 1
Rock Pipit - 2
Meadow Pipit - c.150
Stonechat - 9
Wheatear - 3
White Wagtail - 2
Pied Wagtail - 10
Grey Wagtail - 2
Yellow Wagtail - 3
Reed Warbler - 1
Reed Bunting - 2
Whitethroat - 1
Chiffchaff -  50
Blackcap - 37
Skylark - 16
Bullfinch - 1
Mistle Thrush -1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Jay - 4
Grey Heron -1
Little Egret - 2
Grey Partridge - 12
Ringed Plover - 4
Curlew - 2
Common Sandpiper - 1
Redshank - 1
Med Gull - 200
Sandwich Tern - 3
Great-crested Grebe - 5
Guillemot - 1
Peregrine - 1
Buzzard - 3
Kestrel - 4
Sparrowhawk - 1
Sand Martin - 2

Guillemot Climping Beach

Redstart Golf Course

26 September, 2018

Good numbers of birds moving through the patch again this morning with hundreds and hundreds of hirundine with the majority being House Martin, combined totals below.

Cetti's Warbler - 1
Sedge Warbler - 1
Whitethroat - 1
Chiffchaff - 30
Blackcap - 22
Yellow Wagtail - 11
Grey Wagtail - 4
White Wagtail - 2
Pied Wagtail - 4
Bullfinch - 1
Reed Bunting - 2
Yellowhammer - 2
Greenfinch - 10
Linnet - 15
Skylark - 25
Meadow Pipit - 100
Stonechat - 3
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 6
Green Woodpecker - 2
Song Thrush - 2
Mistle Thrush - 1
Starling - c.200
Buzzard - 10+
Peregrine - 1
Kestrel - 3
Little Egret - 3
Grey Heron - 1
Stock Dove - 1
Cormorant - 17w
Med Gull - 200+
Sandwich Tern - 2
Curlew - 12
Sand Martin - 3

Kestrel

Still plenty of Med Gull in the area

25 September, 2018


As expected a clear night and big moon cleared out quite a few things for this morning. Still enough to provide a good morning of birding though.

Buzzard - 3
Peregrine - 2
Sparrowhawk - 1
Grey Heron - 2
Curlew - 2
Med Gull - 80
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 3
Green Woodpecker - 1
Swallow - 200+
House Martin - 200+
Wheatear - 1
Pied Wagtail - 6
Yellow Wagtail - 1
Grey Wagtail - 1
Skylark - 5
Stonechat - 8
Chiffchaff - 35
Blackcap - 10
Meadow Pipit - 100+

24 September, 2018

Good numbers of birds on the patch this morning. Totals are low estimates as impossible to count everything all the time!

Buzzard - 2
Kestrel - 2
Oystercatcher - 14
Turnstone -  5
Redshank - 1
Curlew - 2
Common Sandpiper - 2
Little Egret - 2
Med Gull - 50+
Swallow - 200+
House Martin - 175+
Skylark - 6
Wheatear - 2
Stonechat - 5
Chiffchaff - 60 
Blackcap - 40
Whitethroat - 1
Lesser Whitethroat - 1
Reed Bunting - 2
Siskin - 4

23 September, 2018

Hundreds and hundreds of House Martin through the patch from late morning with much smaller numbers of Swallow. 

Wheatear - 16
Yellow Wagtail - 5
Meadow Pipit - 80
Chiffchaff - 10
Blackcap - 6
Grey Partridge - 4
Buzzard - 2
Little Egret - 2
Ringed Plover - 5
Oystercatcher - 1
Med Gull - 230

Blackcap Atherington

Wheatear West Beach

22 September, 2018

Not out until mid morning but still evidence of passage continuing overhead.

Grey Wagtail - 2
Yellow Wagtail - 5
Meadow Pipit c.200
Whitethroat - 1
Blackcap - 3
Chiffchaff - 13
Wheatear - 2
Stonechat - 1
Skylark - 10
Linnet - 29
Swallow - 75
Buzzard - 2
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Gannet - 11w
Common Scoter - 5e
Sandwich Tern - 8w 5e
Oystercatcher - 9
Redshank - 1w
Dunlin 1w
Ringed Plover - 9
Med Gull - c.350

21 September, 2018

Not a great deal to report this morning although good numbers of Med Gull roosting in the fields and a steady movement of Meadow Pipits moving through west.

Meadow Pipit - 120+
Yellow Wagtail - 33
Skylark - 4
Blackcap - 6
Chiffchaff - 3
Swallow - 35
Mediterranean Gull - c.300
Little Egret - 1
Starling - c.200
Sparrowhawk - 2
Kestrel - 1
Buzzard - 1

17 September, 2018

Fine bright conditions and despite the good coverage resulted in disappointing results, combined totals below.

Kestrel - 2
Buzzard - 1
Kingfisher - 2
Little Egret - 2
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Green Woodpecker - 1
Grey Partridge - 2
Swallow - 100
House Martin - 150
Meadow Pipit - 12
Yellow Wagtail - 110
Grey Wagtail - 3
Pied Wagtail - 2
Skylark - 3
Blackcap - 35
Whitethroat - 3
Chiffchaff - 12
Sedge Warbler - 1
Reed Warbler - 2
Linnet - 20
Reed Bunting - 2
Rook - 10
Jackdaw -10
Carrion Crow - 60

Juv Med Gull


2 Curlew from the footbridge


Buzzard south of mill


16 September, 2018

The highlight of the morning was a Great-white Egret seen approaching from the fields south of the old camp site, then veering off east last seen flying over the Mill Cottage 07:32

Great-white Egret - 1
Peregrine - 1
Buzzard - 3
Sparrowhawk - 1
Kestrel - 2
Swift - 1
Swallow - c.250
House Martin - 90
Stock Dove - 4
Oystercatcher - 15e
Sandwich Tern - 7
Med Gull - 120
Little Egret - 3
Kingfisher - 1
Chiffchaff - 12
Whitethroat - 2
Blackcap - 20
Wheatear - 1
Meadow Pipit - 28
Grey Wagtail - 2
White Wagtail - 1
Pied Wagtail - 9
Linnet - 25
Song Thrush -1

Records for yesterday Saturday the 15th 

Buzzard - 2
Peregrine - 1
Kestrel - 1
Little Egret - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Med Gull - 60
Swallow - 50
House Martin - 40
Wheatear - 1
Meadow Pipit - 30
Yellow Wagtail 10
Spotted Fly - 3 (all golf course)
Cetti's Warbler - 1
Whitethroat - 8
Lesser Whitethroat - 1
Blackcap - 35
Willow/Chiff 1- 4

14 September, 2018


Lots of birds on the patch today, things are on the move! Only Kent's farm area done no golf course or Mill. Highlight was pied fly at Kent's farm. Sadly disturbed by walker and could not find it again.

Buzzard - 1
Grey Heron - 3
Green Woodpecker - 2
Sand Martin - 40
House Martin - 100
Swallow - 250
Med Gull  - 75
Blackcap - 45
Willow/chiff - 50
Whitethroat - 2
Yellow Wagtail - 30
Meadow Pipit - 50
Wheatear - 2
Goldcrest - 1
Coal Tit - 1
Spotted Fly - 2
Pied Fly - 1
Curlew - 2
Mistle Thrush - 1


13 September, 2018

A call from (RP) alerting me to the fact that he had found a Pied Fly around Atherington was the highlight of the morning and my first of the Autumn. Good numbers of Swallow and House Martin again with small numbers of Sand Martin moving through.

Pied Fly - 1
Redstart - 1
Grey Wagtail - 7
Yellow Wagtail - c.100
Meadow Pipit - c.250
Wheatear - 13
Sedge Warbler - 1
Reed Warbler - 3
Chiffchaff - 14
Willow Warbler - 3
Blackcap - 13
Lesser Whitethroat - 3
Whiterhroat - 7
Stonechat - 1
Reed Bunting - 1
Mistle Thrush - 2
Jay - 4
Sparrowhawk - 1
Buzzard - 4
Little Egret - 4
Med Gull - c.200


Lesser Whitethroat


Pied Fly Atherington Pools



12 September, 2018

With yesterdays wind abating there were good numbers of birds on the move this morning with mixed flocks of hirundine moving through the fields, and a notable increase in Med Gull and Meadow Pipits in the patch.

Mediterranean Gull - c.300
Sandwich Tern - 15
Meadow Pipit - 150+
Yellow Wagtail - 140
Wheatear - 11
Starling - c.200+
Peregrine - 3
Buzzard - 2
Kestrel - 1
Raven - 2e
Little Egret - 12
Kingfisher - 1
Blackcap - 22
Whitethroat - 9
Reed Bunting - 2
Skylark - 2
Song Thrush - 1
Redstart - 1
Whinchat - 4
Chiffchaff - 3
Willow Warbler - 1

11 September, 2018

Low numbers in the blustery conditions.

Raven - 1
Whinchat - 4
Wheatear - 6
Grey Wagtail - 1
Yellow Wagtail - 40
Meadow Pipit - 27
Starling - c.175
Reed Bunting - 1
Blackcap - 7
Chiffchaff - 2
Buzzard - 2
Stock Dove - 2
Jay - 2
Song Thrush - 2
Little Egret - 2
Med Gull c.200


One of three on Climping Beach


10 September, 2018

Had the feel of  deja vu sort of day, with still good numbers of Redstart and Yellow Wagtail in the area, and an increase in numbers for Meadow Pipit and Starling.

Redstart - 4
Whinchat - 1
Stonechat - 2
Grey Wagtail - 5
Yellow Wagtail - c.160
White Wagtail - 1
Wheatear - 9
Sedge Warbler - 1
Skylark - 2
Buzzard - 3
Kestrel - 2
Blackcap - 17
Whiethroat - 7
Chiffchaff - 8
Meadow Pipit - 50
Starling - c.350
Little Egret - 1
Med Gull - 60+

Good autumn thus far for Redstarts

Meadow Pipit

Yellow Wagtail

09 September, 2018

Another fine morning in the patch with the majority of the Yellow Wagtail feeding in the first field west of the golf course.

Buzzard - 2
Peregrine - 1
Med Gull - 50
Meadow Pipit - 30
Yellow Wagtail - c.150
Grey Wagtail - 1
Wheatear - 9
Whinchat - 3
Stonechat - 1
Redstart - 2
Song Thrush- 2
Blackcap - 11
Whitethroat - 7
Lesser Whitethroat - 1
Chiffchaff - 5
Willow Warbler - 2
Starling - 250+
House Martin - 175
Swallow - 200+

08 September, 2018

A couple of hours around the horse paddock produced good numbers again of House Martin moving through the fields.

Tree Pipit - 1
Yellow Wagtail - 75
Grey Wagtail -3
Redstart - 2
Spot Fly - 1
Whinchat - 2
Reed Bunting - 2
Lesser Whitethroat - 2
Whitethroat - 6
Reed Warbler - 2
Blackcap - 16
Little Egret - 2
Med Gull - 25
Great-crested Grebe - 1
Sandwich Tern - 7

07 September, 2018


Combined totals today with the main activity being in the fields opposite the horse paddock. Climping again living up to its reputation as good site for autumn Yellow Wagtail with at least 150 being seen this morning. Good number of hirundine again on the move with majority being of Swallow House Martin.

Yellow Wagtail - c.150
Grey Wagtail - 5
White Wagtail - 1
Pied Wagtail - 2
Spotted Fly - 1
Whinchat - 7
Wheatear - 30
Lesser Whitethroat - 4
Whitethroat - 15
Cetti's Warbler - 1
Reed Warbler - 3
Reed Bunting - 3
Willow Warbler - 4
Chiffchaff - 17
Meadow Pipit - 30
Skylark - 1
Ringed Plover - 11
Med Gull - 40
Sandwich Tern - 10
Turnstone - 11
Oystercatcher - 6e
Wigeon -3w
Teal - 2w
Sparrowhawk - 1
Buzzard - 1
Kestrel - 2
Grey Heron - 4
Little Egret - 2

Good numbers of Yellow Wagtail still


Whinchat
Reed Bunting

Records for yesterday Thursday 6th - Lively on the golf course and fields at end of Bread Lane. First Rock Pipit of the autumn.

Hobby 1
Med Gull 20+
Willow Warbler 4
Chiffchaff 7
Whitethroat 20
Lesser Whitethroat 2
Blackcap 24
Garden Warbler 1
Yellow Wagtail 80+
Grey Wagtail 3
Rock Pipit 1
Meadow Pipit c10
Whinchat 4
Wheatear 19
Swallow 300+ East
House Martin 600 East
Spotted Flycatcher 3

05 September, 2018

Late afternoon visit produced little in the way of excitement although Hobby and Godwits were noted.

Hobby - 1
Buzzard - 1
Oystercatcher - 44w
Black-tailed Godwit - 5e
Sandwich Tern - 2
Med Gull - 50+
Swallow - Hundreds nc
House Martin - nc
Sand Martin - 
Yellow Wagtail - c.100
Meadow Pipit - 20
Wheatear - 8
Whitethroat - 4
Chiffchaff - 4
Reed Warbler - 1
Reed Bunting - 2

04 September, 2018

Hundreds upon hundreds of hirundine on the move this morning with good numbers of House Martin being seen 

Redstart - 3
Whinchat - 3
Wheatear - 8
Blackcap - 17
Whitethroat - 14
Lesser Whitethroat - 2
Grey Wagtail - 9
Yellow Wagtail - c.200
Pied Wagtail - 2
Willow Warbler - 7
Chiffchaff - 5
Reed Bunting - 1
Bullfinch - 2
Skylark - 1
Meadow Pipit - 3
Little Egret - 3
Grey Heron - 5
Kingfisher - 1
Snipe - 1
Green Sandpiper - 1
Kestrel - 1
Buzzard - 3
Sparrowhawk - 3
Sandwich Tern - 3
Med Gull - 20

Disappointing for passerines on a walk from Ship & Anchor to LA Marina, but unusually two Shelduck juveniles were in the gull loaf between Ford and the prison bend. The gull roost had 62 Med Gulls as well as 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 636 Black-headed Gull and 384 Herring Gulls. Also 7 Common Sandpipers, 1 Curlew, 7 Little Egrets and 3 Kingfishers. MD

03 September, 2018

An interesting report from Climping of a smallish Harrier seen flying east at about 10:00am over Bread Lane this morning. Other than that just the norm reported.

Harrier sp - 1
Buzzard - 1
Lapwing - 1
Swallow - c.200
House Martin - 50
Wheatear - 12
Spot Fly - 1
Yellow Wagtail - 110
Grey Wagtail - 1
Whitethroat - 15
Lesser Whitethroat - 4
Blackcap - 20
Reed Warbler - 3
Chiffchaff - 1
Reed Bunting - 2

Out late morning due to other commitments, I ventured around the farm, finding good numbers of Spotted Fly and Buzzard and a Red Kite.

Spotted Fly - 13
Whinchat - 2
Blackcap - 21
Lesser Whitethroat - 1
Whitethroat - 7
Willow Warbler - 5
Chiffchaff - 8
Reed Warbler - 2
Cetti's Warbler 1 hrd
Yellowhammer - 7
Bullfinch - 2
Jay - 5
Stock Dove - 6
Green Woodpecker - 2
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 4
Med Gull - 22
Green Sandpiper - 1
Buzzard - 12
Red Kite - 1
Kestrel - 2
Grey Heron - 2

Spot Fly in every hawthorn bush


Whinchat back of farm building

Pale Buzzard

02 September, 2018

Combined totals again so far today;

Buzzard - 1
Kestrel - 1
Little Egret - 5
Green Woodpecker - 1
Swallow - 50+
Wheatear - 13
Redstart - 1
Whinchat - 13
Stonechat - 1
Grey Wagtail - 1
Yellow Wagtail - 50
Whitethroat - 30
Lesser Whitethroat - 3
Blackcap - 20
Reed Warbler - 3
Chiffchaff - 3
Willow Warbler - 4
Goldcrest - 1
Song Thrush - 2

01 September, 2018

Not the morning that was hoped for with numbers on the decline from the previous couple of days, combined totals below;

Tree Pipit - 2
Whincaht - 8
Yellow Wagtail - 50
Blackcap - 15
Wheatear - 3
Willow Warbler - 3
Chiffchaff - 2
Lesser Whitethroat - 1
Whitethroat - 28
Reed Warbler - 2
Song Thrush - 2
Green Sandpiper - 1
Ringed Plover - 1
Grey Heron - 3
Peregrine - 1
Buzzard - 1
Sparrowhawk - 1
Kestrel - 1
Swallow - c.200
House Martin - 40
Sand Martin - 40
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 3