Little Egret - Climping 14/02/21

30 September, 2019

Good coverage of the patch today produced a little variety in the form of a Purple Sandpiper with Turnstone from the car park climping beach and a 1cy Little Gull amongst the large numbers of Gulls west of the Mill, both found by GK and his Grandad. Also thousands of hirundine moving through and hundreds of Meadow Pipit feeding in the fields.

Chiffchaff - 100+
Goldcrest - 9
Blackcap - 29
Whitethroat - 3
Whinchat - 1
Stonechat - 10
Wheatear - 5
Rock Pipit - 2
Meadow Pipit - c.300
Grey Wagtail - 1
Pied Wagtail - 12
Treecreeper - 1
Siskin - 2
Yellowhammer - 1
Reed Bunting - 9
Skylark - 19
Jay - 3
Song Thrush - 2
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 3
Green Woodpecker - 4
Grey Partridge - 5
Med Gull - c.175
Buzzard - 2
Sparrowhawk - 2
Golden Plover - 1
Curlew - 5
Redshank - 4
Little Grebe - 1
Little Egret - 2
Shag - 1
Sandwich Tern - 8


Hundreds of Chiffchaff present this morning

Treecreeper 


28 September, 2019

A Kingfisher and Common Sandpiper along the River by the Marina this morning. Good numbers of Chiifchaff still in the patch with  at least 35 recorded and smaller  numbers of Blackcap. Singles of Stonechat, Spot Fly, Wheatear and Sparrowhawk, scattered groups of Meadow Pipit as well as 16 House Martin through. A few waders on the beach including Sanderling, Ringed Plover and Turnstone. (ES)

26 September, 2019

Two Shearwaters arching west at Climping Beach at 11:00 & 11:10 this morning were too far out for positive ID, but seemed slightly bigger than Manx.

Spot Fly - 2
Grey Wagtail - 1
Yellow Wagtail - 1
Pied Wagtail - 1
Wheatear - 2
Stonechat - 4
Blackcap - 10
Chiffchaff - 7
Goldcrest - 3
Treecreeper - 1
Meadow Pipit - c.90
Skylark - 9
Jay - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Grey Partridge - 9
Commic Tern - 4w
Gannet - 5w
Med Gull - c.100
Ringed Plover - 2
Turnstone - 47
Grey Heron - 1
kestrel - 1

Grey Wagtail Ath Pools

Stonechat Bread Lane

Meadow Pipits Bread Lane

Wheatear Climping Carpark

25 September, 2019

Morning visit after the early rain from 10:00 West Beach and the Golf Course

Spot Fly - 1
Chiffchaff - 8
Goldcrest - 2
Blackcap - 10
Stonechat - 1
Meadow Pipit - 25
Yellow Wagtail - 2
Little Egret - 1
Yellow Wagtail - 2
Swallow - c.50
Sand Martin - 2
Grey Partridge - 8
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Green Woodpecker - 1
Oystercatcher - 5

Horse Paddock & Bailiffscourt from 13:00

Spot Fly - 2
Stonechat - 1
Whitethroat - 1
Blackcap - 15
Chiffchaff - 10
Goldcrest - 2
Stonechat - 1
Meadow Pipit - c.75
Skylark - 9
Grey Wagtail - 1
Swallow - c.100
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Green Woodpecker - 1
Jay - 1
Little Egret - 1
Grey Heron - 1
Kestrel - 1
Dunlin - 1

Spot Fly Bailiffscourt

Grey Wagtail Atherington Pools

Grey Heron Bailiffscourt

Dunlin River



22 September, 2019

A few observers in the patch this morning although nothing of note to report. Hundreds of hirundine moving east with the majority being Swallow, totals below before the rain.

Bar-tailed Godwit - 1
Sanderling - 14
Ringed Plover - 6
Oystercatcher - 8
Gannet - 65e 22w
Brent Geese - 2e
Sandwich Tern - 7
Little Egret - 3
Grey Heron - 1
Med Gull - 50+
Great-crested Grebe - 2
Wheatear - 5
Stonechat - 6
Yellow Wagtail - 3
Pied Wagtail - 2
Meadow Pipits - 33
Skylark - 15
Lesser Whitethroat - 2
Blackcap - 9
Chiffchaff - 13
Goldcrest - 2
Green Woodpecker - 2
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2

20 September, 2019

Fairly quite in  ever increasing blustery conditions at Climping this morning with the only birds of note being a Bar-tailed Godwit on the Golf course, small numbers of Wheatear, Stonechat, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest and Blackcap, offshore 10 Brent Geese flew west.

Patching Hill from 15:00

Red Kite - 3
Sparrowhawk - 2
Kestrel - 2
Buzzard - 6
Redstart - 2
Stonechat - 2
Yellowhammer - 8
Chiffchaff - 10


Redstart

Kestrel

19 September, 2019

Nice pleasant morning with Hirundine numbers decreasing, still at least 100 Swallow and 10 House Martin.

Buzzard - 2
Peregrine - 2
Grey Heron - 1
Little Egret - 4
Med Gull - 100+
Grey Partridge - 7
Redshank - 4
Bar-tailed Godwit - 1
Curlew - 2
Kingfisher - 1
Jay - 2
Meadow Pipit - 25
Linnet - 20
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Green Woodpecker - 1
Skylark - 10
Reed Bunting - 6
Wheatear - 4
Stonechat - 6
Whitethroat - 8
Lesser Whitethroat - 2
Chiffchaff - 41
Blackcap - 38

17 September, 2019

Quieter day as of late with much reduced numbers of hirundine on the move.

Peregrine - 2
Buzzard - 6
Kestrel - 2
Redstart - 1  
Whinchat - 2
Stonechat - 6
Wheatear - 8
Spotted Fly - 3
Yellow Wagtail - 12
Grey Wagtail - 1
Chiffchaff - 37
Blackcap - 40
Goldcrest - 3
Reed Warbler - 1
Reed Bunting - 1
Meadow Pipit - c.100
Skylark - 9
Jay - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Green Woodpecker - 4
Red-legged Partridge - 2
House Martin - 50
Swallow - 75
Med Gull - 150+
Curlew - 10
Grey Heron - 2


Patching Hill from 15:45

Hobby - 1
Red Kite - 1
Buzzard - 5
Raven - 2
Sparrowhawk - 1
Kestrel - 2
Mistle Thrush - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Redstart - 1
Swallow - 30
House Martin - 17
Chiffchaff - 7
Whitethroat - 3
Blackcap - 9
Yellowhammer - 3

Hobby

Mistle Thrush


16 September, 2019

Good numbers of House Martin moving through this morning, and unsurprisingly a Hobby seen moving through east.

Hobby - 1
Buzzard - 4
Kestrel - 1
Whinchat - 2
Stonechat - 6
Lesser Whitethroat - 2
Whitethroat - 16
Grey Wagtail - 1
Pied Wagtail - 3
Yellow Wagtail - 17
Meadow Pipit - 95
Skyalark - 4
Wheatear - 5
Chiffchaff - 25
Willow Warbler - 5
Blackcap - 28
Goldcrest - 7
Treecreeper - 1
Linnet - 30
Green Woodpecker - 5
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Jay - 3
Med Gull - c.200+
Black H Gull c.400
Gannet - 1e
Sandwich Tern - 7
Grey Heron - 1
House Martin - c.500

13 September, 2019

Again good numbers of hirundine on the move, although fewer numbers than yesterday, the Ruff still present on the golf course.(RP)

Buzzard - 4
Peregrine -2
Kestrel - 1
Med Gull - 100
Ruff - 1 
Grey Heron - 4
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Green Woodpecker -1
Grey Wagtail - 2
Yellow Wagtail - 25
Wheatear - 10
Meadow Pipit - 110 east
Spotted Fly - 1
Goldcrest - 1
Whitethroat - 6
Lesser Whitethroat - 4
Blackcap - 30
Chiffchaff - 45
Reed Bunting - 2
Linnet - 50

 Not a lot on the walk down the river from Arundel to Ford (MD)

Yellow Wagtail - 12
Pied Wagtail  -  2
Common Sandpiper  - 7
Curlew - 1
Redshank - 1
Oystercatcher -  2
LBB Gull - 1
GBB Gull - 3
Little Egret - 4
Buzzard - 2
Kestrel - 1
Whitethroat - 4
Chiffchaff - 4
Nuthatch - 1

12 September, 2019

A tame juv Ruff present on the golf course  again by the 12th fairway this morning. Thousands of Hirundine on the move, as well as good numbers of common Warblers in the bushes. (BA,RP)

Redstart - 1
Whinchat - 1
Spot Fly - 2
Grey Wagtail - 5
Yellow Wagtail - 55
Pied Wagtail - 1
Meadow Pipits - 150
Linnet - 35
Skylark - 40
Bullfinch - 4
Chiffchaff - 35
Willow Warbler - 12
Goldcrest - 4
Blackcap - 75+
Reed Bunting - 5
Lesser Whitethroat - 5
Whitethroat - 17
Wheatear - 12
Reed Warbler - 2
Peregrine - 1
Buzzard - 3
Grey Heron - 1
Little Egret - 3
Stock Dove - 3
Med Gull - 150+
Common Gull - 10
Gannet - 7
Sandwich Tern - 15
Turnstone - 9
Cormorant - 6


Juv Ruff 


Spot Fly golf course

Yellow Wagtail field north of paddock

11 September, 2019

The highlight of the morning was indeed a Ruff seen on the golf course early morning. (RP,HR)

Ruff - 1 
Common Sandpiper - 1
Turnstone - 1
Curlew - 1
Little Egret - 2
Kestrel - 2
Hobby - 1
Sparrowhawk - 1
Redstart - 1
Yellow Wagtail - 30
Pied Wagtail - 1
Wheatear - 1
Stonechat - 1
Skylark - 1
Meadow Pipit - 30
Song Thrush - 1
Blackcap - 15
Chiffchaff - 20
Whitethroat - 6
Goldcrest - 4
Linnet - 5-
Med Gull - 50
Sandwich Tern - 2
Swallow - 30
Green Woodpecker - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1

10 September, 2019

Brief visist to the patch, covering First and Long Wood (RP)

Buzzard - 2
Peregrine - 1
Sparrowhawk - 1
Kestrel - 2
Grey Heron - 4
Med Gull - c.75
Turnstone - 4
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Green Woodpecker - 1
Jay -1
Sand Martin - 20
Swallow - 12
House Martin - 5
Grey Wagtail - 1
Yellow Wagtail - 2
Chiffchaff - 18
Blackcap - 30
Whitethroat - 25
Lesser Whitethroat - 2
Garden Warbler - 1
Reed Warbler - 4
Whinchat - 2
Spotted Fly - 1

08 September, 2019

Good numbers of hirundine moving through the patch this morning, and nice to see considering the low numbers during the spring. (BA,HR)

Pied Fly - 1 Atherington Pools
Spot Fly - 2
Tree Pipit - 1
Redstart - 3
Whinchat - 3
Grey Wagtail - 3
Yellow Wagtail - 50
Wheatear - 3
Lesser Whitethroat - 1
Whitethroat - 7
Chiffchaff - 25
Willow Warbler - 7
Goldcrest - 3
Blackcap - 35
Reed Warbler - 2
Sedge Warbler - 1
Bullfinch - 1
Song Thrush - 2
Med Gull - c.200

Lesser Whitethroat horse paddock

Wheatear climping beach

Med Gull

07 September, 2019

A touch milder and Cloudier this morning, good numbers again without anything of any note (RP)

Peregrine - 1
Buzzaard - 2
Sparrowhawk - 1
Kestrel - 1
Oystercatcher - 1
Grey Heron - 2
Med Gull - 150+
Black-headed Gull c.250
Grey Partridge - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Green Woodpecker - 3
Swallow - 4
Wood Pigeon - c.200
Yellow Wagtail - 75
Wheatear - 11
Meadow Pipit - 40
Skylark - 1
Whinchat - 2
Spotted Fly - 2
Lesser Whitethroat - 1
Whitethroat - 15
Blackcap - 40
Chiffchaff - 50
Willow Warbler - 4
Reed Warbler - 2
Linnet - 35

06 September, 2019

Good numbers without anything special.(RP,ES)

Peregrine - 1
Grey Heron - 3
Little Egret - 1
Med Gull - 150+
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Green Woodpecker - 1
Swift - 2
Swallow - 15
Sand Martin - 10
Wheatear - 1
Whinchat - 2
Meadow Pipit - 5
Yellow Wagtail - 10
Goldcrest - 4
Garden Warbler - 1 
Chiffchaff - 30+
Willow Warbler - 8
Whitethroat - 15
Blackcap - 40
Reed Warbler - 2


Records for the 5th saw a blustery morning with not much about.(RP)

Peregrine - 1
Kestrel - 1
Buzzard - 2
Grey Heron - 6
Little Egret - 3
Med Gull - 150+
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Green Woodpecker - 2
Curlew - 3
Sand Martin - 8
Swallow - 6
Redstart - 1
Yellow Wagtail - 2
Meadow Pipit - 4
Treecreeper - 1
Willow Warbler - 4
Chiffchaff -10
Whitethroat - 10
Lesser Whitethroat - 1
Blackcap - 15

03 September, 2019

Another slog around the patch with little reward.

Med Gull - c.200+
Yellow Wagtail - 25
Grey Wagtail - 2
Wheatear - 7
Garden Warbler - 2
Lesser Whitethroat - 2
Blackcap - 23
Whitethroat - 7
Chiffchaff - 16
Willow Warbler - 5
Bullfinch - 3
Goldcrest - 2
Skylark - 3
Meadow Pipit - 7
Song Thrush - 1
Green Woodpecker - 4
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Whimbrel - 1
Little Egret - 7
Grey Heron - 2
Buzzard - 5
Kestrel - 2

02 September, 2019

Plenty of coverage in the patch this morning but again producing little reward (MO)

Redstart - 1-2
Whinchat - 1
Spotted Fly - 1
Lesser Whitethroat - 4
Whitethroat - 12
Wheatear - 9
Grey Wagtail - 3
Yellow Wagtail - 25
Chiffchaff - 19
Willow Warbler - 9
Sedge Warbler -1
Reed Warbler - 3
Bullfinch - 2
Song Thrush - 2
Sand Martin - 13
Swallow - 20
Grey Partridge - 5
Peregrine - 1
Sparrowhawk - 1
Buzzard - 1
Kestrel - 2
Grey Heron - 1
Green Woodpecker - 3
Med Gull - 75

01 September, 2019

Late start covering just the back of the golf course & long wood.(RP)

Peregrine - 2
Buzzard - 3
Kestrel - 1
Sparrowhawk - 1
Little Egret - 1
Med Gull - c.100+
Green Sandpiper - 1
Spotted Fly - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Green Woodpecker - 1
Sand Martin - 12
Swallow - 6
Yellowhammer - 1
Yellow Wagtail - 20
Meadow Pipit - 5
Garden Warbler - 2
Lesser Whitethroat - 3
Blackcap - 15
Willow Warbler - 25
Chiffchaff - 6
Reed Warbler - 3