Little Egret - Climping 14/02/21

30 March, 2019

A bit of variety in the patch this morning with a Short-eared Owl present and singles of Sandwich Tern, Cetti's Warbler and a Sparrowhawk collecting nesting material from a footpath. 14 Wheatear, 3 Blackcap and 6 Chiffchaff making up the numbers. (ES)

27 March, 2019

Very quiet around the patch this morning although at least 3 Blackcap in song along with 4 Chiffchaff Kents and Longwood.  2 Bullfinch, small numbers of Skylark, Meadow Pipit and Linnet in the area.

Onto Marsh Farm mid morning with more of the same as well as 2 Yellowhammer and 2 Song Thrush, 2 Gadwall on the big pool.

Male Blackcap
Late afternoon Climping Beach 24 Brent Geese on the sea with 9 Great-crested Grebe, 3 Red-breasted Merganser, 5 Common Scoter, 2 Sandwich Tern and small numbers of Gannet moving east. Linnet and Meadow Pipit in off the sea in small numbers.

24 March, 2019

Marsh Farm this morning produced 6 Sand Martin feeding around the big pool and 3 Cetti's Warbler heard. 3 Chiffchaff and small numbers of Reed Bunting, Yellowhammer, Skylark, Song Thrush and Pied Wagtail had me wishing I had stayed on the coast.

23 March, 2019

A bit of variety this morning in grey cloudy conditions, with my first Wheatear's and Sandwich Tern of the year. (BA DB)

Brent Geese - c.50e
Teal - 3w
Common Scooter - 10 os
Red-throated Diver - 1e
Slavonian Grebe - 1 os
Red-breasted Merganser - 50+
Great-crested Grebe - 7
Gannet - 15w
Sandwich Tern - 7e
Ringed Plover - 3
Turnstone - 30
Wheatear - 7
Chiffchaff - 7
Cetti's Warbler - 1 hrd
Stonechat - 1
Mistle Thrush - 1
Song Thrush - 1
Green Woodpecker - 1
Meadow Pipit - 35
Skylark - 10
Linnet - 5
Pied Wagtail - 3

22 March, 2019

A disappointing dark grey cloudy morning with light breeze that never really changed throughout the day. Combined totals below.

Slavonian Grebe - 5 os Climping beach 2 & 3
Gannet - 5w
Med Gull - 3w
Red-breasted Merganser - 17 os
Great-crested Grebe - 6 os
Golden Plover - 5
Turnstone - 35
Ringed Plover - 2
Wheatear - 1
Chiffchaff - 3
Stonechat - 1
Meadow Pipit - 40
Skylark - 11
Pied Wagtail - 3
Song Thrush - 2
Buzzard - 2

20 March, 2019

Very much the same birds as yesterday but with the added twist of the first Wheatears of the year with 12 present and at least 16 Chiffchaff in the area.

19 March, 2019

 A little bit of variety at the back of the golf course this morning with Firecrest present west of the 13th Tee, and at least 4 Chiffchaff in the area,  unfortunately no Wheatear present as yet.

Firecrest - 1-2
Chiffchaff - 4
Cetti's Warbler - 1 hrd
Goldcrest - 3
Reed Bunting - 2
Bullfinch - 2
Stonechat - 2
Linnet - 19
Meadow Pipit - 15
Skylark - 11
Pied Wagtail - 2
Water Rail - 1 hrd
Kingfisher - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Green Woodpecker - 1
Buzzard - 2
Peregrine - 1 gas tower
Jay - 1
Grey Heron - 2
Ringed Plover - 2
Common Sandpiper - 1
Redshank - 1
Oystercatcher - 2
Red-breasted Merganser - 8
Great-crested Grebe - 5

Chiffchaff Mill

Reed Bunting

Greenfinch

Ringed Plover west beach

18 March, 2019

Very quiet offshore at Climping this morning with very little moving of note. A Firecrest at Atherington Pools and a singing Chiffchaff there, with a further two of the latter around the patch. Several of both Meadow Pipit and Skylark in the area.