Little Egret - Climping 14/02/21

30 October, 2018

Highlight of my morning was a Little Grebe on the golf course, good number of Blackbird around the hawthorn, unfortuanely no Ring Ouzel, and very quiet around West Beach.

Little Egret - 5
Grey Heron - 7
Little Grebe - 1 
Grey Partridge - 10
Grey Plover - 9
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Chiffchaff - 2
Goldcrest - 5
Bullfinch - 2
Song Thrush - 3
Fieldfare - 1
Siskin - 5
Skylark - 17
Meadow Pipit - 7
Pied Wagtail - 3
Swallow - 3
Stonechat - 1
Buzzard - 3
Kestrel - 1
Great-crested Grebe - 2

Grey Partridge back of golf course

Fieldfare railway carriages

Little Egret

29 October, 2018

A cold brisk sunny morning that produced again very little, with most of the activity occurring around the horse paddock and fields west of the golf course.

Buzzard - 4
Kestrel - 2
Chiffchaff - 3
Goldcrest - 3
Siskin - 11
Reed Bunting - 1
Skylark - 27
Meadow Pipit - 13
Grey Wagtail - 1
Pied Wagtail - 17
Song Thrush - 5
Mistle Thrush - 2
Stonechat - 2
Grey Plover - 11
Lapwing - 5
Curlew - 13
Little Egret - 3
Stock Dove - 5
Great-crested Grebe - 3
Med Gull - 65
Clouded Yellow - 2

25 October, 2018

Another uneventful couple of hours in the patch although number of thrushes on the increase with 4 Redwing, 2 Fieldfare and 4 Song Thrush seen around the horse paddock. Finches continue on the move with mixed flocks of Siskin, Redpoll, Goldfinch and Linnet and still plenty of Pied Wagtail moving overhead. In and around the bushes with 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Reed Bunting and 2 Stonechat, and the fields with 4 Curlew, 2 Lapwing, 3 Buzzard and c.350 Med Gull. Offshore there were 19 Great-crested Grebe.


Received a report of a Cattle Egret seen just outside the Climping area from the Train wednesday morning at TQ 013043. Apparently with a herd of whitish cows but not seen on the return journey in the afternoon. May be worth a walk up river from the Tesco roundabout. 

21 October, 2018

Another fine morning after a cold brisk start to the day.

Grey Wagtail - 1
Pied Wagtail - 33
Skylark - 80
Meadow Pipit - c.100
Siskin - 25
Redpoll - 12
Chiffchaff - 9
Goldcrest - 3
Blackcap - 5
Reed Bunting - 8
Stonechat - 2
Buzzard - 3
Sparrowhawk - 1
Great-crested Grebe - 7
Brent Geese - 2
Med Gull - 250

Blackcap Atherington

Stonechat

Plenty of Meadow Pipits around west beach

20 October, 2018

An new bird for the Climping Patch list today in the form of a Cattle Egret that flew over the golf course and continued east of the river until lost to view(RG). Fewer birds on the move compared with yesterday, a couple of late Warblers in the form of Garden Warbler and Lesser Whitethroat.

Cattle Egret - 1
Little Egret - 5
Redpoll - 23
Siskin - 105
Goldfinch - c.500
Linnet - 27
Reed Bunting - 2
Meadow Pipit - 25
Grey Wagtail - 2
Pied Wagtail - 65
House Martin 5
Swallow - 2
Redwing - 2
Song Thrush - 3
Blackcap - 3
Chiffchaff - 20
Goldcrest - 3
Garden Warbler -1
Lesser Whitethroat - 1
Coal Tit - 1
Stonechat - 4
Gannet - 3w
Med Gull - 200
Great-crested Grebe - 2
Golden Plover - 1
Lapwing - 1
Curlew - 10
Oystercatcher - 5
Redshank - 1
Buzzard - 3
Sparrowhawk - 1
Kestrel - 1
Green Woodpecker - 2
Jay - 3
Lesser Whitethroat Atherington

Grey Partridge Ferry Rd from 19th

19 October, 2018

Again the number of finches on the move impressive, with only a fraction of the birds currently in the area recorded.

Brambling - 1
Redpoll - 4
Siskin - 50
Bullfinch - 2
Pied Wagtail - 106
Skylark - 75
Goldfinch - 1000+
Linnet - 100
Stonechat - 8
Greenfinch - 25
Meadow Pipit - 170
Reed Bunting - 7
Song Thrush - 1
Chiffchaff - 15
Goldcrest - 4
Blackcap - 4
Grey Partridge - 4
Buzzard - 6
Kestrel - 1
Little Egret - 6
Grey Heron - 1
Med Gull - 150

18 October, 2018

Good numbers again this morning with finches again presented strongly  and extraordinary 12 Egyptian Geese seen in the patch.

Buzzard - 5
Kestrel - 1
Egyptian Geese - 12
Kingfisher - 1
Stonechat - 10
Chiffchaff - 25
Blackcap - 5
Goldfinch - 1000+
Siskin - 110
Linnet - 100
Redpoll - 10
Skylark - 100
Meadow Pipit - 50
Pied Wagtail - 80
Bullfinch - 1
Song Thrush - 4
Wheatear - 1

17 October, 2018


 Combined totals today with a good selection.

Peregrine - 1
Kestrel - 1
Buzzard - 7
Curlew - 6
Grey Heron - 5
Sandwich Tern - 1
Mediterranean Gull - 600 (only one field full today)
Kingfisher - 1
Stonechat - 4
Skylark - 100+
Meadow Pipit - 20
Song Thrush - 10
Goldfinch - 50
Siskin - 8
Brambling - 1
Goldcrest - 5
Reed Bunting - 5
Chiffchaff - 30
Blackcap - 10
Pied Wagtail - 30

Ringing details of a couple of Med Gulls recently seen in the Climping area
Ringing details:
Species: Mediterranean Gull (Larus melanocephalus) [5750]
Age: Reported: P [1]; Concluded: P [1]
Sex: Reported: Unknown [U]; Concluded: Unknown [U]
Date (YYYY.MM.DD.): 2014.06.15.
Time:
Place: Szeged (Fehér-tó XI. - Korom-sziget), Csongrád, Hungary [HG43]
Geocoordinates: 46°20'5"N 20°4'57"E
Accuracy of coordinates: Accurate to the given co-ordinates [0]
Status: Pullus [-]
Ringer: Domján András 571 (domjan571@gmail.com)
Manipulated: Normal, not manipulated bird [N]

Observation data:
Verification: Ring NOT verified by scheme [0]
Species: Mediterranean Gull (Larus melanocephalus) [5750]
Age: Reported: F [2]; Concluded: 3+ [8]
Sex: Reported: Unknown [U]; Concluded: Unknown [U]
Condition: Alive and probably healthy and certainly released [7]
Circumstances: identified from coloured or numbered legring(s). [81]
Date (YYYY.MM.DD.): 2018.10.16.
Accuracy of date: Accurate to the day [0]
Time:
Place: Climping, Sussex (West & East), Great Britain (UK) [GBSX]
Geocoordinates: 50°48'0"N 0°35'0"W
Accuracy of coordinates: +-5 km [1]
Status: Unknown/Uncoded [U]
Finder: Richard Puley (rpulley@btinternet.com)
Distance: 1,593 km; 296 degrees
Elapsed time: 4 year(s) 4 month(s) 1 day(s) [1,584]
Reference: 2018/2843


Ringing details:
Species: Mediterranean Gull (Larus melanocephalus) [5750]
Age: Reported: P [1]; Concluded: P [1]
Sex: Reported: Unknown [U]; Concluded: Unknown [U]
Date (YYYY.MM.DD.): 2018.06.16.
Time:
Place: Rétszilas (Örspuszta III.), Fejér, Hungary [HG31]
Geocoordinates: 46°50'8"N 18°34'28"E
Accuracy of coordinates: Accurate to the given co-ordinates [0]
Status: Pullus [-]
Ringer: Szinai Péter 441 (peter.szinai@gmail.com)
Manipulated: Normal, not manipulated bird [N]

Observation data:
Verification: Ring NOT verified by scheme [0]
Species: Mediterranean Gull (Larus melanocephalus) [5750]
Age: Reported: F [2]; Concluded: 1y [3]
Sex: Reported: Unknown [U]; Concluded: Unknown [U]
Condition: Alive and probably healthy and certainly released [7]
Circumstances: identified from coloured or numbered legring(s). [81]
Date (YYYY.MM.DD.): 2018.10.16.
Accuracy of date: Accurate to the day [0]
Time:
Place: Climping, Sussex (West & East), Great Britain (UK) [GBSX]
Geocoordinates: 50°48'0"N 0°35'0"W
Accuracy of coordinates: +-5 km [1]
Status: Unknown/Uncoded [U]
Finder: Richard Puley (rpulley@btinternet.com)
Distance: 1,465 km; 295 degrees
Elapsed time: 0 year(s) 4 month(s) 0 day(s) [122]
Reference: 2018/2843

16 October, 2018

Good numbers of birds on the move this morning with the fields north of the golf course proving very productive, although again no scarcity value. The locals have been trying for a while to get a good estimate number of Med Gulls in  the area, and at present the number stands at four figure plus.

Golden Plover - 4
Lapwing - 75 over the A259
Wheatear - 2
Skylark - 100+
Reed Bunting - 17
Stonechat - 5
Siskin - 11
Linnet - 80
Goldfinch - 120
Pied Wagtail - 30
Meadow Pipit - 65
Grey Heron - 7
Little Egret - 3
Curlew - 1
Ringed Plover - 6
Med Gull - c.1000
Sandwich Tern - 7
Kingfisher - 1
Buzzard - 7
Kestrel - 2
Swallow - 9
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 5
Green Woodpecker - 1
Song Thrush - 1
Goldcrest - 3
Chiffchaff - 6
Starling - c.300

Wheatear Climping Beach

Plenty of Skylark on the move

One of several Reed Bunting

Starling flocks doing what they do




15 October, 2018

An mid afternoon look for the Yellow-browed Warbler in first wood proved fruitless, but a Woodlark calling flying over the golf course was some consolation.

A typical Autumn morning resulted in a Yellow-browed Warbler seen late morning in First Wood, just off Rope Walk. Initially seen well but becoming elusive.

Yellow-browed Warbler - 1
Coal Tit - 1
Chiffchaff - 6
Blackcap - 1
Goldcrest - 3
Siskin - 15
Goldfinch - 300
Skylark - 67
Meadow Pipit - 20
Reed Bunting - 3
Stonechat - 3
Pied Wagtail - 55
Starling - c.350
Grey Plover - 1
Curlew - 2
Redshank - 1
Buzzard - 4
Kestrel - 2
Sparrowhawk - 1
Little Owl - 1

Coal Tit

Blackcap

Goldcrest


06 October, 2018

Reports from seven ringed Mediterranean gulls seen in the last two weeks at Clymping.

Yellow 2L13 & Yellow 2P45 both ringed at South Binness, Langstone Harbour Hampshire UK, Farlington ringer group Pete Potts et al.

White 3966 less than four months old, ringed at Antwerp, Belgium.

White 3809 less than four months old, ringed at Antwerp, Belgium. Seen at Chichester harbour in September.

Green R2JJ less than four months old, ringed Vendee, France.

Green R1NP less than four months old, ringed Vendee, France.

Red ZHH7 eighteen months old, ringed Senov in the eastern corner of the Czech Republic, spent last winter on Cote d'Amor in France.

Green RNLO four years old, ringed Somme, France. Spends winters in the Algarve and southern Spain. Returns to France in the spring.

White 3YRL sixteen years old, ringed Antwerp Belgium, possibly winters at the cote d'Amor, France. Seen Rye, East Sussex in March of this year.

A visit this morning before the rain with only a Redstart at the horse paddock being the only bird of note.
Redstart - 1
Stonechat - 1
Little Owl - 2 heard Baliffscourt
Chiffchaff - 5
Goldcrest - 1
Blackcap - 2
Skylark - 2
Meadow Pipit - 25
Siskin - 6
Pied/Alba Wagtail - 13
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Green Woodpecker - 1
Kestrel - 2
Buzzard - 6
Swallow - 27
House Martin - 20
Little Egret - 1
Sandwich Tern - 1w
Med Gull - c.200

05 October, 2018

A warm bright sunny day is not the ideal conditions for finding vagrants at this time of year and so it proved this morning. A Whinchat around the horse paddock was about as good as it got.

Whinchat - 1
Stonechat - 7
Blackcap - 7
Chiffchaff - 12
Goldcrest - 3
Linnet - 33
Meadow Pipit - 45
Pied/Alba Wagtail - 25
Skylark - 9
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Jay - 2
Kestrel - 2
Buzzard - 3
Sparrowhawk - 1
Grey Partridge - 11
Curlew - 4
Oystercatcher - 1
Med Gull - c.200
Common Seal - 1
Clouded Yellow - 2 or 3

Whinchat 


02 October, 2018

Again nothing to get excited about, with the main activity being around the fields off Climping Beach.

Mediterranean Gull - c.300
Sandwich Tern - 1
Teal - 1w
Oystercatcher - 1e
Chiffchaff - 30
Goldcrest - 3
Blackcap - 5
Yellow Wagtail -2
Pied Wagtail - 32
Meadow Pipit - 60
Linnet - 28
Skylark - 22
Stonechat - 2
Kestrel - 2
Buzzard - 4
Jay - 1
Grey Partridge - 4
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Green Woodpecker - 1
Swallow - 27

Meadow Pipit 
Yellow Wagtail

Stonechat
Pied Wagtail

Clouded Yellow car park
Snipe big pool Marsh Farm


01 October, 2018

A Hobby over the golf course was the best it got for me this morning, also on a personal note my first Siskin of the autumn.

Hobby - 1
Buzzard - 2
Kestrel - 1
Little Owl - 1
Chiffchaff - 29
Goldcrest - 3
Blackcap - 7
Reed Bunting - 1
Pied/Alba Wagtail - 10
Yellow Wagtail - 1
Bullfinch - 1
Siskin - 2
Stonechat - 7
Meadow Pipit - 27
Linnet - 11
Song Thrush - 2
Jay - 3
Swallow - 50
Lapwing - 1
Little Egret - 3
Grey Heron - 1
Kingfisher - 1
Green Woodpecker - 2
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 3
Med Gull - 60

Still plenty of Chiffchaff in the patch