Little Egret - Climping 14/02/21

29 December, 2019

A good variety around the Farm from late morning with the highlight being two Green Sandpiper.


Marsh Farm totally flooded
Coal Tit - 1
Chiffchaff - 2
Goldcrest - 1
Cetti's Warbler - 2 heard
Grey Wagtail - 2
Pied Wagtail - 7
Meadow Pipit - 15
Yellowhammer - 1
Reed Bunting - 1
Skylark - 1
Linnet - 6
Greenfinch - 1
Bullfinch - 2
Redwing - c.100
Fieldfare - 60
Mistle Thrush - 5
Song Thrush - 3
Jay - 2
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Green Sandpiper - 2
Snipe - 2
Water Rail - 1 heard
Grey Heron - 1
Cormorant - 4
Tufted Duck - 4
Gadwall - 2
Pochard - 1
Great-crested Grebe - 2
Buzzard - 2
Kestrel - 1

Grey Wagtail
Pied Wagtail
Yellowhammer
Reed Bunting

Great-crested Grebes

28 December, 2019

A productive hour at Marsh Farm this morning.

Raven - 1
Cetti's Warbler - 3
Chiffchaff - 2
Treecreeper - 1
Redwing - c.75
Song Thrush - 5
Pochard - 11
Tufted Duck - 9
Gadwall - 75
Shelduck - 1
Wigeon - 4
Great-crested Grebe - 2
Cormorant - 4
Grey Heron - 2
Lapwing - 15
Stock Dove - 7


27 December, 2019

Very damp, grey conditions at Climping beach resulting in it being very quiet offshore, but good numbers of Waders in the field at high tide.

Diver sp. - 1w
Red-breasted Merganser - 20
Great-crested Grebe - 1e
Med Gull - c.50
Ringed Plover - 60
Grey Plover - 27
Turnstone - c.120
Sanderling - 18
Brent Geese - 7
Grey Heron - 1
Buzzard - 1
Kestrel - 1
Meadow Pipit - 10
Song Thrush - 11
Pied Wagtail - 5
Jay - 2
Green Wood - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1

Sanderling Climping Beach

Oystercatcher

Grey Plover

Brent Geese 

Grey Partridge golf course 25/12/

19 December, 2019

A quick look around Marsh Farm this morning flushed a Woodcock from the main path, c100 Gadwall on the Big Pool along with Great-crested Grebe, Pochards, Tufted Ducks, Shelduck, Wigeons, Mallards, Mute Swans, Cormorants and a Grey Heron. A single Cetti's Warbler heard, also 2 Bullfinch, 4 Goldcrest, Chiffchaff, and at least 80 Redwing.

17 November, 2019

Very quiet in the patch again this morning with  a Firecrest first wood, Redwing bailiffscourt, 34 Brent Geese on the sea Climping beach and 55 Grey Plover in the field west of the Mill.Good numbers of Skylark still in the fields with several each of Meadow Pipit and Pied Wagtail.


16 November, 2019

Mouse sp West Beach

Quiet in the patch this morning with the highlight being a Woodcock flushed from scrub in Bailiffscourt.

Woodcock - 1
Goldcrest - 7
Redwing - 1
Song Thrush - 14
Skylark - 27
Meadow Pipit - 30
Linnet - 40
Pied Wagtail - 15
Buzzard - 4
Sparrowhawk - 1
Kestrel - 2
Grey Plover - 30
Oystercatcher - 7
Turnstone - 23
Med Gull - 25
Brent Geese - 10e


13 November, 2019

Cool bright morning on the patch with the expectant November totals and species seen.(RP)

Peregrine - 2
Buzzard - 2
Sparrowhawk - 2
Kestrel - 1
Brent Geese - 1w
Med Gull - 25
Redshank - 3
Common Sandpiper - 2
Kingfisher - 1
Little Grebe - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Green Woodpecker - 1
Jay - 2
Mistle Thrush - 1
Song Thrush - 12
Stock Dove - 4
Wood Pigeon - c.100
Skylark - 40
Meadow Pipit - 35
Pied Wagtail - 20
Stonechat - 3
Cetti's Warbler - 1
Chiffchaff - 1
Goldcrest - 5
Firecrest - 2
Reed Bunting - 2
Bullfinch - 2
Greenfinch - 20
Goldfinch - 40

07 November, 2019

Another sunny bright morning in the patch with very little movement offshore and overhead, large numbers of Gulls in the fields consisting mainly of Black-headed.

Redwing - 1
Mistle Thrush - 1
Song Thrush - 6
Chiffchaff - 2
Goldcrest - 15
Blackcap - 1
Stonechat - 4
Skylark - 12
Meadow Pipit - 16
Pied Wagtail - 20
Linnet - 7
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Green Woodpecker - 1
Jay - 2
Buzzard - 5
Kerstrel - 1
Turnstone - 7
Oystercatcher - 8
Common Sandpiper - 3
Redshank - 1 
Grey Heron - 1
Brent Geese - 12w
Shelduck - 2w
Med Gull - 35

One of three Common Sandpiper in the Marina

Redshank Marina

Pied Wagtail

06 November, 2019

A lovely bright warm morning in the patch with a few nice things about. (BA,RP)

Wood Pigeon - 2500 wnw between 7:30-8:30
Stock Dove - 4
Grey Heron - 2
Water Rail - 1 
Firecrest - 4
Goldcrest - 8
Chiffchaff - 1
Blackcap - 2
Cetti's Warbler - 2
Bullfinch - 2
Meadow Pipit - 45
Pied Wagtail - 20
Skylark - 25
Siskin - 1
Stonechat - 4
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 3
Great-crested Grebe - 6
Brent Geese - 4w
Med Gull - 40

03 November, 2019

Two Bklack Redstart in the patch this morning with a nice male southern side of the Mill Cottage and one still at the Yacht club.(BA,DB,RP)

Black Redstart - 2
Firecrest - 5
Goldcrest - 23
Chiffchaff - 9
Bullfinch - 2
Redpoll - 2
Siskin - 1
Rock Pipit - 1
Meadow Pipit - 50
Skylark - 15
Song Thrush - 8
Jay - 1
Great-spotted Wood - 2
Little Owl - 1
Buzzard - 1
Peregrine - 1
Sparrowhawk - 1
Kestrel - 2
Oystercatcher - 40
Grey Plover - 6
Little Egret - 3
Kingfisher - 1
Brent Geese - 3w

Several Chiffchaff Bailiffscourt



01 November, 2019

Grey morning with constant drizzle saw me covering just West Beach and The Golf Course.

Short-eared Owl - 2
Black Redstart - 1
Firecrest - 2-3
Goldcrest - 22
Chiffchaff - 3
Bullfinch - 2
Stonechat - 4
Meadow Pipit - 70
Skylark - 17
Grey Wagtail - 1
Pied Wagtail - 23
Song Thrush - 6
Buzzard - 2
Sparrowhawk - 1
Kestrel - 1
Kingfisher - 1
Grey Plover - 3
Little Egret - 2
Grey Partridge - 3
Med Gull - 1
Shoveler - 5w

2 Short-eared Owl field noorth of golf course


Black Redstart yacht club

Firecrest longwood


29 October, 2019

Combined totals for today with 1st winter Ring Ouzel in the paddock late morning and 5 Firecrest in the area.

Peregrine - 2
Buzzard - 3
Sparrowhawk - 1
Kestrel - 1
Grey Heron - 2
Grey Plover - 9
Little Egret - 2
Great-crested Grebe - 3
Oystercatcher - 4
Turnstone - 17
Dunlin - 1
Sanderling - 17w
Brent Geese - 11e 22w
Red-breasted Merganser - 1
Curlew - 1
Med Gull - 40
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Swallow - 4
Ring Ouzel - 1
Song Thrush - 4
Meadow Pipits - 20
Skylark - 20
Pied Wagtail - 85
Collared Dove - 22
Wood Pigeon - 150
Coal Tit - 1
Long T Tit - 30
Goldcrest - 8
Firecrest - 5
Cetti's Warbler - 1
Chiffchaff - 9
Goldfinch - 300 e
Linnet - 40
Pied Wagtail

Patching Hill for an hour from 11:30

Firecrest - 3
Goldcrest - 8
Redwing - 5
Song Thrush - 9
Jay - 4
Great-spotted Wood - 3
Nuthatch - 1
Buzzard - 2
Red Kite - 2
Kestrel - 2
Nuthatch

Red Kite

28 October, 2019

Thousands of Wood Pigeon on the move this morning with 500+ seen heading west, also 4 Firecrest in the patch.(BA,RP,ES)

Firecrest - 4 mill & first wood
Goldcrest - 10
Chiffchaff - 5
Stonechat - 3
Swallow - 2
Goldfinch - c.200
Linnet - 50
Siskin - 2
Reed Bunting - 2
Meadow Pipit - 20
Skylark - 10
Pied Wagtail - 15
Wood Pigeon - 5000+
Stock Dove - 20
Buzzard - 3
Kestrel - 2
Song Thrush - 3
Jay - 2
Great-spotted Wood - 3
Green Wood - 2
Grey Heron
Shag - 1os
Red-breasted Merganser - 1w
Great-crested Grebe - 5 os
Brent Geese - 2 os


Patch records for Sunday 27/10 (HR)

Water Rail - 1 h
Stock Dove - 12
Moorhen - 12
Great-crested Grebe - 2 os
Ringed Plover - 16
Med Gull - 150
Short-eared Owl - 1
Little Owl - 2 h
Kestrel - 3
Buzzard - 5
Pegerine - 1
Magpie - 40
Skylark - 52
Chiffchaff - 11
Blackcap - 3
Cetti's Warbler - 1
Goldcrest - 12
Treecreeper - 1
Starling - 200
Mistle Thrush - 5
Song Thrush - 5
Grey Wagtail - 1
Pied Wagtail - 76 e
Meadow Pipit - 120 e
Chaffinch - 6
Brambling - 2
Greenfinch - 110
Linnet - 15
Redpoll - 8
Goldfinch - 691
Siskin - 25
Finch sp - 150
Reed Bunting - 8
Sparrowhawk - 4


25 October, 2019

A Kingfisher and Common Sandpiper around the Marina, Cetti' Warbler, small numbers of Swallow and a Water Vole around the golf course. On the beach singles of Knot, Sanderling, 15 Ringed Plover and several Turnstone, with good numbers of Med Gull. 6 Song Thrush bread lane, a single Wheatear and small flocks of Meadow Pipit and Linnet. (ES)

23 October, 2019

A good variety in the patch this morning with hundreds of Finches on the move, moving in mixed flocks with the majority being Goldfinch.

Goldfinch - c.750
Brambling - 2
Linnet - 100
Siskin - 2
Redpoll - 5
Chiffchaff - 9
Goldcrest - 14
Blackcap - 1
Cetti's Warbler - 1
Mistle Thrush - 1
Song Thrush - 5
Redwing - 1
Stonechat - 9
Meadow Pipit - 125
Rock Pipit - 1
Skylark - 26
Pied Wagtail - 89
Grey Wagtail - 1
Reed Bunting - 2
Bullfinch - 1
Great-spotted Wood - 4
Green Wood - 5
Jay - 2
Swallow - 30
Sparrowhawk - 2
Kestrel - 4
Buzzard - 2
Grey Partridge - 1
Little Owl - 1
Little Egret - 1
Golden Plover - 1
Oystercatcher - 5
Dunlin - 1
Turnstone - 6
Great-crested Grebe - 2e 1w 4 os
Med Gull - 30

Little Owl Mill


22 October, 2019

A cold bright sunny morning with fewer birds on the move as of late. (RP)

Peregrine - 1
Buzzard - 2
Kedstrel - 2
Grey Heron - 1
Little Egret - 1
Magpie - 40 in one group
Wood Pigeon - 360 w
Stock Dove - 20 w
Collared Dove - 50
Grey Partridge - 10
Ring Ouzel - 1 paddock
Song Thrush - 25
Green Wood - 2
Great-spotted Wood - 2
Skylark - 20
Meadow Pipit - 40
Linnet - 20
Stonechat - 8
Pied Wagtail - 30
Firecrest - 2
Goldcrest - 8
Blackcap - 1
Chiffchaff - 10
Cetti's Warbler - 2
Bullfinch - 2
Reed Bunting - 2

A walk down river from the Ship & Anchor Pub to the Marina from 13:30-15:30, Gulls and Passerine numbers low.(MD)

Curlew - 3
Redshank - 15
Common Sandpiper - 1
Oystercatcher - 1
Lapwing - 58
Little Grebe - 2
Common Gull - 8
Stonechat - 2
Buzzard - 7

A Short- eared Owl in off the sea and seen flying over the dunes at west beach at 13:30. (CM)

21 October, 2019

A short visit to the patch produced a few birds of note. Small flocks of Finches still on the move with a couple of Siskin heard. Gulls numbers on the increase with several Med Gull amongst the Black-headed in the fields. (RP)

Merlin - 1 bread lane
Peregrine - 2
Buzzard - 1
Grey Heron - 1
Little Egret - 1
Redshank - 2
Swallow - 15
House Martin - 30
Mistle Thrush - 1
Song Thrush - 12
Stonechat - 2
Pied Wagtail - 20
Meadow Pipit - 40
Skylark - 10
Chiffchaff - 14
Cetti's Warbler - 1
Firecrest - 2 first wood
Goldcrest 5
Brambling - 2 paddock
Great- spotted Wood - 1
Green Wood - 1
Jay - 1

20 October, 2019

A grey chilly start to the day saw a large number of birds on the move with hundreds of Stock Dove and Wood Pigeon, Finches and Lesser BB Gull. (BA,RG)

Woodlark - 1 calling over golf course
Skylark - 30
Goldfinch - c.400
Linnet - 60
Siskin - 4
Bullfinch - 6
Stonechat - 16
Pied Wagtail - 50
Meadow Pipit - 140
Song Thrush - 9
Firecrest - 1
Goldcrest - 12
Chifchaff - 21
Blackcap - 5
Coal Tit - 1
Sparrowhawk - 3
Kestrel - 1
Buzzard - 1
Golden Plover - 1
Little Egret - 2
Egyptian Geese - 10w
Med Gull - 30
Lesser-BB Gull - 30
Swallow - 40
House Martin - 2
Stock Dove - c.500
Wood Pigeon - c.700


Egyptian Goose Climping Beach

Coal Tit Bailiffscourt



19 October, 2019

The only report received this morning was of a Woodlark, heard calling three times over Bread Lane but not seen. (RG)

18 October, 2019

Bright calm start to the morning then blustery heavy showers.

Short-eared Owl - 1
Merlin - 1 Back of Atherington Cottages
Buzzard - 3
Kestrel - 1
Chiffchaff - 25
Blackcap - 3
Goldcrest - 8
Wheatear - 3
Stonechat - 13
Meadow Pipit - 100
Linnet - 50
Pied Wagtail - 23
Skylark - 15
Song Thrush - 7
Reed Bunting - 1
Green Woodpecker - 2
Oystercatcher - 5
Med Gull - 30
Wigeon - 17w
Short-eared Owl flying into longwood


17 October, 2019

Good numbers of Stonechat around the golf course this morning also Ring Ouzel around the Paddock and Long wood.(BA,RG,RP)

Ring Ouzel - 2
Redwing - 1
Song Thrush - 7
Stonechat - 18
Cetti's Warbler - 2
Reed Bunting - 14
Grey Wagtail - 1
Pied Wagtail - 55
Meadow Pipit - 100
Skylark - 20
Linnet - 40
Goldfinch - c.225
Bullfinch - 2
Great - spotted Woodpecker - 2
Green Woodpecker - 3
Jay - 3
Buzzard - 3
Sparrowhawk - 1
Kestrel - 2
Chiffchaff - 60
Goldcrest - 21
Common Sandpiper - 2 river
Kingfisher - 2
Grey Heron - 3
Swallow - 75
House Martin - 60
Common Scooter - 6w
Brent Goose - 1w
Gannet - 30 offshore
Med Gull - 15

16 October, 2019

No rarities again today but lots of collared doves to count! Must be a record. Lots of robins around but still not many gulls in the fields and very quiet offshore.Big groups of roaming tit flocks , mainly blue and long tailed, and a few swallows through.

Ring Ouzel - 1
Song Thrush - 23
Collares Dove - 103
Buzzard - 4
Kestrel - 3
Sparrowhawk - 2
Grey Wagtail - 1
Pied Wagtail - 33
Meadow Pipit - 40
Goldfinch - 175
Linnet - 100
Skylark - 30
Reed Bunting - 1
Grey Heron - 3
Little Egret - 3
Med Gull - 50
Great-spotted Wood - 1
Green Wood - 4
Jay - 3
Chiffchaff - 40
Blackcap - 25
Cetti's Warbler - 1
Goldcrest - 20
Coal  Tit - 2
Bullfinch - 1
Grey Partridge - 3
Brent Geese - 5w
Kingfisher - 1
Oystercatcher - 4


Ring Ouzel paddock late afternoon

15 October, 2019


Combined totals from two observers this morning covering different ends of the patch resulted in some good numbers and a bit of variety. (BA,RP)

Ring Ouzel - 3
Firecrest - 1
Goldcrest - 12
Chiffchaff - 95
Blackcap - 37
Whitethroat - 1
Cetti's Warbler - 2
Reed Warbler - 1
Grey Wagtail - 1
Pied Wagtail - 60
Meadow Pipit - c.300
Skylark - 45
Stonechat - 4
Redpoll - 5
Linnet - 120
Goldfinch - 100
Peregrine - 2
Sparrowhawk - 2
Buzzard - 4
Kestrel - 3
Kingfisher - 2
Grey Heron - 2
Little Egret - 3
Green Woodpecker - 5
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 3
Mistle Thrush - 2
Song Thrush - 8
Jay - 4
Collared Dove - 10
Ringled Plover - 7
Golden Plover - 1
Dunlin - 1
Swallow -  100
House Martin - 60

At least 3 Ring Ouzel feeding on hawthorn

behind the Tennis Court Bailiffscourt

Whitethroat bread lane


Meadow Pipit

Pied Wagtail 

Stonechat


09 October, 2019

Covering just the Paddock and Bailiffscourt, noticeably fewer birds in the area.

Redstart - 1
Grey Wagtail - 1
Pied Wagtail - 30
Chiffchaff - 15
Blackcap - 11
Goldcrest - 6
Meadow Pipit - c.100
Skylark - 7
Linnet - 25
Mistle Thrush - 1
Song Thrush - 3
Stonechat - 3
Bullfinch - 1
Kestrel - 2
Buzzard - 2
Med Gull - c.100
Sandwich Tern - 4w

Redstart horse paddock