Little Egret - Climping 14/02/21

30 April, 2019

Very slow at Climping Beach this morning, with again most birds moving distantly offshore.

Sandwich Tern - 22w 52e
Fulmar - 2w 3e
Gannet - c.75 offshore following trawlers
Whimbrel - 11e
Great-crested Grebe - 2os
Shelduck - 5e
Common Scoter - c.60e
Oystercatcher - 4e
Sanderling - 15w 5e
Grey Plover - 1w
Cormorant - 7e 5e
Med Gull - 4e
Swallow - 11
Swift - 5e
Little Egret - 1e
Buzzard - 2
Kestrel - 1

Onto Marsh Farm early afternoon with a Cuckoo calling  , plenty of Reed Warbler,Yellowhammer, Blackcap and Whitethroat around, at least 3 Cetti's Warbler, 5 Buzzard, 6 Med Gull and singles of Kingfisher, Lesser Whitethroat and Reed Bunting.

29 April, 2019

Generally very poor this morning with a female Redstart around the golf course being the highlight.

Redstart - 1
Reed Warbler - 8
Sedge Warbler - 5
Cetti's Warbler - 2
Lesser Whitethroat - 3
Whitethroat - 20
Willow Warbler - 2
Chiffchaff - 4
Blackcap - 10
Swallow - 5
Reed Bunting - 1
Song Thrush - 3
Mistle Thrush - 2
Jay - 1
Coot - 1
Little Egret - 1
Grey Heron - 2
Med Gull - 6

Whitethroat

Sedge Warbler

Redstart

25 April, 2019


Another seawatch this morning, from Climping, from 06.00-09.00, all birds east except where noted(RG)
 Fulmar 2 West
Shelduck 3 East
Brent Goose c20.
Common Scoter c 25
Whimbrel 10
Bar-tailed Godwit 10
Mediterranean Gull 13
Sandwich Tern c100
Commic Tern c25
Bonxie at least 10 birds, 8 E and two hanging about
Arctic Skua 4
Skua sp 1

Seawatch this afternoon from 14:30 
Great Skua - 3 2e 1os
Brent Geese - 27e
Whimbrel - 9w
Sandwich Tern - 22e 9w
Med Gull - 6e 5w
Gannet - 7w
Great-crested Grebe - 1os
Ringed Plover - 1
Sanderling - 8w

Whimbrel

Cormorant

Med Gull

24 April, 2019

Records received for this morning sea-watching this morning from 06.00 to 08.30. Of note were: (RG)

Common Scoter 1 east
Curlew 1 east
Whimbrel 15 east, 5 overhead inland
Bar-tailed Godwit 40 east
Little Ringed Plover 1 overhead inland
Mediterranean Gull 37 east, mainly adults
Sandwich Tern 47 east
Little Tern 1 east
Bonxie 1 offshore
Short-eared Owl 1 in off the sea

Sea watch from 12:50 for an hour from Climping car produced 

Gannet - 13w 7e
Sandwich Tern - 29w 5e
Commic Tern 1w
Fulmar - 1w
Great Skua - 1e
Great-crested Grebe - 1w
Sanderling - 26w
Turnstone - 8w
Cormorant - 7w 4e
Whimbrel - 15w
Brent Goose - 1w
Med Gull - 4e

Whimbrel

Sandwich Tern

Fulmar

23 April, 2019

Records this morning from the patch, including a 45 minute sea watch. (RG, RP)

Greylag Goose - 2
Avocet - 2
Great Skua - 1
Gannet - 2
Med Gull - 65
Sandwich Tern - 1
Great-crested Grebe - 1
Grey Heron - 2
Little Egret - 1
Coot - 1
Ringed Plover - 4
Grey Partridge - 2
Dunlin - 7
Whimbrel - 15
Bar-tailed Godwit - 12
Mistle Thrush - 2
Song Thrush - 4
Swallow - 5
Sand Martin - 2
Skylark - 6
Reed Warbler - 8
Sedge Warbler - 3
Willow Warbler - 2
Chiffchaff - 2
Whitethroat - 15
Lesser Whitethroat - 1
Blackcap - 10
Cetti's Warbler - 2
Reed Bunting - 1
Linnet - 12

21 April, 2019

A walk up the river from the Tesco roundabout on the eastern side produced a singing Nightngale 2nd field west from the Ship & Anchor pub.

Nightngale - 1
Cetti's Warbler - 5
Lesser Whitethroat - 4
Whitethroat - 12
Sedge Warbler - 3
Reed Warbler - 14
Chiffchaff - 4
Blackcap - 6
Yellowhammer - 5
Reed Bunting - 5
Linnet - 20
Skylark - 10
Swallow - 2
House Martin - 2
Buzzard - 4
Kestrel - 2
Curlew - 1
Oystercatcher - 2
Redshank - 3
Little Egret - 1
Snipe - 4
Med Gull - 6
Redwing - 1 Kents Cottages


20 April, 2019

Sea watch at Climping beach from 09:00 this morning produced

Great Skua - 1e
Fulmar - 1w
Brent Geese - 18e
Whimbrel - 20e 1w
Bar-tailed Godwit - 1e
Oystercatcher - 3w
Sanderling - 12w
Turnstone - 22
Sandwich Tern - 42e 5w
Commic Tern - 4e
Med Gull - 56e 4w
Gannet - 12e
Great-crested Grebe - 3os
Cormorant - 4w 7e
Meadow Pipit - 15
Linnet - 12
Pied Wagtail - 2
Swallow - 1
Sand Martin - 2
Wheatear - 5
Whitethroat - 3

Marsh Farm first thing with a Red Kite being mobbed moving through east, also
Grey Partridge - 2
Yellowhammer - 2
Cetti's Warbler - 2
Reed Warbler - 6
Sedge Warbler - 1
Whitethroat - 5

19 April, 2019

A good variety around the golf course this morning with a Short-eared Owl still in the area and a Red Kite moving slowly east, good numbers of Warbler in song from the footpath. 

Short-eared Owl - 1
Red Kite - 1
Buzzard - 1
Kestrel - 1
Sparrowhawk - 1
Redstart - 1 gc
Lesser Whitethroat - 3
Whitethroat - 13
Cetti's Warbler - 2
Reed Warbler - 2
Sedge Warbler - 2
Willow Warbler - 5
Chiffchaff - 7
Blackcap - 11
Reed Bunting - 2
Wheatear - 7
Pied Wagtail - 3
Song Thrush - 5
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Jay - 2
Grey Partridge - 3
Little Egret - 1
Grey Heron - 2
Coot - 1
Med Gull - 6
Sandwich Tern - 6e
Grey Plover - 1
Ringed Plover - 2

Red Kite east over golf course



Willow Warbler Kents

House Sparrow Kents

17 April, 2019

Did a walk from Arundel to Littlehampton y'day afternoon. The Ford south section had no waders apart from a pair of Oystercatchers, but 8 Little Egrets. Also two calling Cetti's Warblers, which I don't recall hearing on this stretch before, and a Lesser Whitethroat. Otherwise usual fare. Environment Agency were looking at oil coming into the river from the drain by the prison, which wasn't good. (MD)

16 April, 2019

A very grey morning around the golf course producing not very much with the highlight being a Short-eared Owl.

Short-earded Owl - 1
Whimbrel - 1
Ringed Plover - 2
Coot - 1
Cetti's Warbler - 2
Willow Warbler - 3
Chiffchaff - 5
Blackcap - 10
Reed Bunting - 3
MistleThrush - 1
Song Thrush - 1
Pied Wagtail - 5
Skylark - 9
Swallow - 3
Kestrel - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Sandwich Tern - 2w
Med Gull - 2 os


11 April, 2019

Scant return this morning with very little on offer, with 2 Grey Partridge and a Coot on the golf course, 3 Swallow also through there. A couple of Wheatear on West Beach, with small numbers of singing Blackcap, Chiffchaff and a Cetti's Warbler in and around the woods.

Local rarity - Coot

Buzzard golf course

Grey Partridge golf course

Mistle Thrush - back of Mill
This afternoon off Poole place Great Skua 3e 4w singles of Shelduck e and Common Scoter w, with small numbers of Sandwich Tern and Gannet east.

10 April, 2019

Very quiet this morning in a brisk north east wind with the highlight being a Raven flying east over long wood. 
Raven - 1
Cetti's Warbler - 2+
Blackcap - 10
Chiffchaff - 8
Willow Warbler - 1
Reed Bunting - 2
Pied Wagtail - 3
Song Thrush - 2
Swallow - 1
Skylark - 14
Grey Heron - 3
Med Gull - 5

This afternoon from Climping car park at 15:00, 1 or 2 Great Skua on the sea, with small numbers of Common Scoter Gannet and Sandwich Tern moving east.

06 April, 2019

With the wind swinging around to the east and with the misty conditions, very quiet offshore this morning.

Great Skua - 1e
Med Gull - 2w
Sandwich Tern - 8e
Lesser BB Gull - 1
Canada Geese - 6e
Great-crested Grebe - 9 os
Common Scoter - e
Guillemot - 1 
Little Egret - 1
Grey Heron - 1
Knot - 1
Sanderling - 22
Oystercatcher - 1e
Buzzard - 2
Willow Warbler - 1
Whitethroat - 1
Redstart - 1
Blackcap - 3
Chiffchaff - 3
Wheatear - 2
Linnet - 30

Redstart still in the horse paddock

05 April, 2019

An afternoon visit to the patch for a couple of hours from 13:00 produced 4 Great Skua east also 40 Common Scoter, 20 Sandwich Tern and 17 Sanderling with a Redstart still in the horse paddock.

Great Skua east Climping Beach

Redstart horse paddock

03 April, 2019

A quick spin around the patch producing not very much, although the Redstarts were a real treat.(RP)

Buzzard - 2
Peregrine - 2
Common Sandpiper - 2
Oystercatcher - 2
Great-crested Grebe - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Song Thrush - 4
Grey Partridge - 2
Ringed Plover - 3
Wheatear - 3
Redstart - 2
Skylark - 3
Meadow Pipit - 12
Cetti's Warbler - 1
Blackcap - 3
Chiffchaff - 4
Willow Warbler - 1
Bullfinch - 2
Linnet - 8

02 April, 2019

With a gentle breeze from the west, very grey conditions with a hint of rain, at lost some grounded migrants along the patch.

Redstart - 1 horse paddock
Whitethroat - 1 Mill
Willow Warbler - 2 First & Long wood
Blackcap - 7
Chiffchaff - 15
Cetti's Warbler - 1 heard
Wheatear - 1
Reed Bunting - 2
Bullfinch - 2
Mistle Thrush - 1
Song Thrush - 3
Linnet - 75
Meadow Pipit - c.50 
Skylark - 9
Pied Wagtail - 5
Swallow - 10
Sand Martin - 2
House Martin - 2
Green Woodpecker - 1
Brent Geese - 11e
Sandwich Tern 1e
Teal - 2 
Grey Plover - 1
Ringed Plover - 1

Redstart horse paddock



Wheatear Climping Beach

01 April, 2019

Mid morning bright start from Kents Cottages, although very quiet again offshore. (BA ES)

Firecrest - 2 Kents Cottages
Willow Warbler - 1 Kents
Chiffchaff - 9
Blackcap - 6
Cetti's Warbler - 1
Wheatear - 3
Swallow - 1
Meadow Pipit - 45
Linnet - 20
Song Thrush - 1
Med Gull - 5
Common Gull - 1
Sandwich Tern - 1w
Common Scoter - 5e
Teal - 4 os
Great-crested Grebe - 5 1e 4 os
Red-breasted Merganser - 5e
Sanderling - 4e

Firecrest

Singing Chiffchaff

Wheatear Climping Beach