Little Egret - Climping 14/02/21

31 August, 2019

Fewer numbers than of late but still good numbers of both Yellow Wagtail and Med Gull still in the area,  and good numbers of Sandwich Tern offshore. 2 Spot Fly around Bailiffscourt, 14 Whitethroat, 3 Chiffchaff, a single  Lesser Whitethroat, and 3 Wheatear around the bushes. Also 2 Buzzard and 3 Kestrel. (ES)

Continued noticeable absence of hirundines with only 1 Swallow seen.(RG)

Whimbrel - 1
Curlew - 3
Med Gull - c.270
Blackcap - 9 
Yellow Wagtail - 10
Willow Warbler - 1 
Grasshopper Warbler - 1
Spotted Fly - 1
Reed Warbler - 1
Wheatear - 2
Whinchat - 1
Grey Wagtail - 2

Records for the 30th August (RG)

Peregrine - 1
Med Gull - c.130
Blackcap - 7
Yellow Wagtail - c.110
Whitethroat - 10
Willow Warbler - 1
Spotted Fly - 1
Lesser Whitethroat - 1
Reed Warbler - 2
Wheatear - 7
Redstart - 1
Swallow - 3

29 August, 2019

Good variety in the patch this morning with a Pied Fly at 1st wood, Wheatear present in good numbers on the golf course and west beach. A Redstart present at the bottom of longwood and the 1st Grey Wagtails of the autumn over the golf course.

Pied Flycatcher - 1
Redstart - 1
Yellow Wagtail - c.120
Grey Wagtail - 3
Wheatear - 30
Whinchat - 5
Willow Warbler - 40
Chiffchaff - 5
Whitethroat - 27
Lesser Whitethroat - 2
Blackcap - 15
Linnet - 50
Meadow Pipit - 9
Song Thrush - 1
Jay - 1
Grey Partridge - 5
Sparrowhawk - 2
Buzzard - 3
Kestrel - 2
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Green Woodpecker - 5
Sand Martin - 9
Swallow - 15
Greenshank - 2
Whimbrel - 3
Ringed Plover - 12
Oystercatcher - 7
Little Egret - 4
Med Gull - 75
Common Gull - 2

Pied Fly 1st wood

Wheatear west beach

Whinchat west beach

28 August, 2019

Big change in the weather with rain early morning and the wind picking up resulting in nothing showing well in the bushes, good numbers again of Med Gull and Yellow Wagtail in the fields.

Redstart - 1
Yellow Wagtail - c.200
Whinchat - 2
Wheatear - 5
Willow Warbler - 9
Chiffchaff - 5
Blackcap - 10
Lesser Whitethroat - 2
Whitethroat - 12
Reed Warbler - 1
Little Egret - 4
Grey Heron - 2
Little Tern - 1
Med Gull c.300
Sandwich Tern - 20
Buzzard - 2
Kestrel - 2
Sparowhawk - 1
Green Woodpecker - 4
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Song Thrush - 1

Patching Hill late afternoon with 3 Red Kite and a Redstart.


27 August, 2019

No big surprises but good numbers of both Yellow Wagtail and Med Gull in the area. ES,RG,RP)

Corn Bunting - 1
Spot Fly - 1
Redstart - 1
Stonechat - 1
Yellow Wagtail - c.200
Whinchat - 3
Wheatear - 7
Blackcap - 10
Lesser Whitethroat - 1
Whitethroat - 35
Willow Warbler - 40
Chiffchaff - 4
Meadow Pipit - 5
Reed Warbler - 3
Bullfinch - 1
Greenfinch - 25
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 3
Med Gull - 110
Little Egret - 6
Grey Heron - 1
Grey Partridge - 4
Buzzard - 2
Sparrowhawk - 2
Kestrel - 1
Swallow - 30
Great-crested Grebe - 1
Shoveler - 2
Teal - 7
Knot - 1
Common Sandpiper - 1 river

25 August, 2019

Another glorious day with again good coverage with a Pied Fly at Kents Cottages, a local rarity in the form of a Corn Bunting in hedges opposite the horse paddock, and at least one Greenshank, possibly more flying west.(MO)

Pied Fly - 1
Tree Pipit - 1
Corn Bunting - 1
Redstart - 3
Whinchat - 5
Garden Warbler - 5
Lesser Whitethroat - 2
Whitethroat - 9
Wheatear - 7
Yellow Wagtail - 100+
Blackcap - 20
Willow Warbler - 10
Bullfinch - 1
Song Thrush - 3
Red-legged Partridge - 2
Greenshank - 1
Ringed Plover - 7
Whimbrel - 1
Little Egret - 3
Med Gull - c.100
Sandwich Tern - 15

Pied Fly (CG)

Corn Bunting

Redstart

Whinchat

24 August, 2019

Another lovely day weather wise, a hard slog around the patch with little reward.

Redstart - 2
Spotted Flycatcher - 1
Blackcap - 17
Whitethroat - 15
Willow Warbler - 10
Chiffchaff - 3
Reed Warbler - 1
Yellow Wagtail - 24
Wheatear - 2
Med Gull - 85
Sandwich Tern - 10
Curlew - 1
Oystercatcher - 7
Turnstone - 9
Little Egret - 5
Grey Heron - 2
Sparrowhawk - 3
Buzzard - 2
Kestrel - 2
Green Woodpecker - 4
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2

Spot Fly Bailiffscourt

Willow Warbler

23 August, 2019

A very pleasant sunny morning without the hint of any wind, (BA,RG,ES,DB) providing good coverage.

Redstart - 3 golf course & camp site
Tree Pipit - 1
Yellow Wagtail - 
Garden Warbler - 3
Lesser Whitethroat - 4
Whitethroat - c.40
Willow Warbler - 7
Blackcap - 33
Reed Warbler - 2
Wheatear - 3
Reed Bunting - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 3
Green Woodpecker - 1
Song Thrush - 1
Peregrine - 1
Sparrowhawk - 1
Kestrel - 2
Little Egret - 2
Grey Heron - 2
Green Sandpiper - 1
Turnstone - 8
Curlew - 1
Sandwich Tern - 18
Med Gull - c.60
Garden Warbler golf course



20 August, 2019

Good coverage of Climping this morning, producing a little bit variety. (BA,ES)

Redstart - 4
Spot Fly - 1
Garden Warbler - 2
Lesser Whitethroat - 4
Whitethroat -  43
Willow Warbler - 19
Chiffchaff - 4
Blackcap - 5
Sedge Warbler - 2
Reed Warbler - 3
Wheatear - 1
Yellow Wagtail - 3
Bullfinch - 2
Meadow Pipit - 5
Linnet c.50
Buzzard - 3
Kestrel - 1
Sparrowhawk - 1
Grey Heron - 1
Swift - 19
Sand Martin - 22
House Martin - 2
Swallow - c.60
Green Woodpecker - 4
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Med Gull - 33

Sedge Warbler golf course


An early afternoon visit to Patching Hill for just over an hour was very productive.

Redstart - 5
Tree Pipit - 1
Whinchat - 1
Spot Fly - 4
Willow Warbler - 7
Whitethroat - 12
Blackcap - 5
Yellowhammer - 3
Red Kite - 1
Buzzard - 1
Kestrel - 1
Gren Woodpecker - 1


Whinchat

Redstart

Spot Fly




19 August, 2019

A Hobby and a Whinchat the highlights around the golf course this morning. (ES)

17 August, 2019

A brief visit to West Beach this morning produced a Whinchat and 10 Wheatear. (RP)

15 August, 2019

Good numbers around the golf course this morning, with a Grasshopper Warbler and several Wheatear.

Grasshopper Warbler - 1
Sedge Warbler - 1
Garden Warbler - 1
Wheatear - 9
Whitethroat - 35
Willow Warbler - 14
Blackcap - 12
Treecreeper - 1
Meadow Pipit - 5
Jay - 2
Swallow - 5
Peregrine - 1 juv
Buzzard - 1
Sparrowhawk - 2
Oystercatcher - 9w
Ringed Plover - 5
Sanderling - 3
Turnstone - 1
Little Egret - 1
Grey Heron - 2

Grasshopper Warbler Golf Course


Little Egret

Deer

Slow Worm



08 August, 2019

First visit to the patch for a while and found good numbers of Willow Warbler in evidence around Kents Cottages, also plenty of Med Gull in the pea field opposite bread lane.

Willow Warbler - 30
Whitethroat - 15
Blackcap - 9
Reed Warbler - 3
Sand Martin - 30
House Martin - 17
Swallow - 10
Swift - 9
Buzzard - 2
Sparrowhawk - 2
Kestrel - 2
Med Gull - c.200
Little Egret - 2
Grey Heron - 1
Little Owl - 1
Green Woodpecker - 4
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1






Ventured over to Pagham Harbour and found the Squacco Heron showing really well, aslo 2 Cattle Egret 3 Whimbrel and a couple of Wheatear.


Mid afternoon stroll up at Patching Hill Reservoir, produced singes of Redstart, Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, several Common Whitethroat and 3 Buzzard.

Redstart

Lesser Whitethroat