Little Egret - Climping 14/02/21

28 June, 2019

Hundreds of large Gulls offshore this morning with the majority being Herring Gull, also 2 Fulmar east, 2 Med Gull, small numbers of Gannet, Sandwich & Commic Tern offshore and about 30 swift moving east through the patch.

11 June, 2019

A nice bright sunny day at Climping Beach this morning which was very quiet offshore, just small numbers of Sandwich Tern and Gannet, a single adult Med Gull flew west, 2 Little Egret and a Seal.

Seal Climping Beach

Little Egret

Evidence of successful breeding with good numbers of both Juvenile Blackcap, Whitethroat and Meadow Pipit, singles of Buzzard and Sparrowhawk, a couple of Chiffchaff and Reed Warbler still calling and small numbers of Swallow moving through.

Southern Marsh Orchid 

Grey Partridge 6th June

Meadow Pipit West Beach 6th June

01 June, 2019

Just a couple of hours around the patch this morning with a surprise Cuckoo calling flying west over Atherington. Hundreds of large Gulls present on the flat calm sea with at least 20 Gannet. The big surprise was a pod of Dolphins jumping around a small fishing boat that kept circling enjoying the spectical. They stayed in the area for at least 40 minutes before drifting off slowly east. Also 17 Common Scooter east, a few Sandwich Tern and 3 Great-crested Grebe on the sea. 3e 4w Dunlin, 2 Oystercatcher west, 2 House Martin, 2 Swift and 9 Swallow.  A Spotted Flycatcher around the Mill seen by (ES).