Little Egret - Climping 14/02/21

29 October, 2019

Combined totals for today with 1st winter Ring Ouzel in the paddock late morning and 5 Firecrest in the area.

Peregrine - 2
Buzzard - 3
Sparrowhawk - 1
Kestrel - 1
Grey Heron - 2
Grey Plover - 9
Little Egret - 2
Great-crested Grebe - 3
Oystercatcher - 4
Turnstone - 17
Dunlin - 1
Sanderling - 17w
Brent Geese - 11e 22w
Red-breasted Merganser - 1
Curlew - 1
Med Gull - 40
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Swallow - 4
Ring Ouzel - 1
Song Thrush - 4
Meadow Pipits - 20
Skylark - 20
Pied Wagtail - 85
Collared Dove - 22
Wood Pigeon - 150
Coal Tit - 1
Long T Tit - 30
Goldcrest - 8
Firecrest - 5
Cetti's Warbler - 1
Chiffchaff - 9
Goldfinch - 300 e
Linnet - 40
Pied Wagtail

Patching Hill for an hour from 11:30

Firecrest - 3
Goldcrest - 8
Redwing - 5
Song Thrush - 9
Jay - 4
Great-spotted Wood - 3
Nuthatch - 1
Buzzard - 2
Red Kite - 2
Kestrel - 2
Nuthatch

Red Kite

28 October, 2019

Thousands of Wood Pigeon on the move this morning with 500+ seen heading west, also 4 Firecrest in the patch.(BA,RP,ES)

Firecrest - 4 mill & first wood
Goldcrest - 10
Chiffchaff - 5
Stonechat - 3
Swallow - 2
Goldfinch - c.200
Linnet - 50
Siskin - 2
Reed Bunting - 2
Meadow Pipit - 20
Skylark - 10
Pied Wagtail - 15
Wood Pigeon - 5000+
Stock Dove - 20
Buzzard - 3
Kestrel - 2
Song Thrush - 3
Jay - 2
Great-spotted Wood - 3
Green Wood - 2
Grey Heron
Shag - 1os
Red-breasted Merganser - 1w
Great-crested Grebe - 5 os
Brent Geese - 2 os


Patch records for Sunday 27/10 (HR)

Water Rail - 1 h
Stock Dove - 12
Moorhen - 12
Great-crested Grebe - 2 os
Ringed Plover - 16
Med Gull - 150
Short-eared Owl - 1
Little Owl - 2 h
Kestrel - 3
Buzzard - 5
Pegerine - 1
Magpie - 40
Skylark - 52
Chiffchaff - 11
Blackcap - 3
Cetti's Warbler - 1
Goldcrest - 12
Treecreeper - 1
Starling - 200
Mistle Thrush - 5
Song Thrush - 5
Grey Wagtail - 1
Pied Wagtail - 76 e
Meadow Pipit - 120 e
Chaffinch - 6
Brambling - 2
Greenfinch - 110
Linnet - 15
Redpoll - 8
Goldfinch - 691
Siskin - 25
Finch sp - 150
Reed Bunting - 8
Sparrowhawk - 4


25 October, 2019

A Kingfisher and Common Sandpiper around the Marina, Cetti' Warbler, small numbers of Swallow and a Water Vole around the golf course. On the beach singles of Knot, Sanderling, 15 Ringed Plover and several Turnstone, with good numbers of Med Gull. 6 Song Thrush bread lane, a single Wheatear and small flocks of Meadow Pipit and Linnet. (ES)

23 October, 2019

A good variety in the patch this morning with hundreds of Finches on the move, moving in mixed flocks with the majority being Goldfinch.

Goldfinch - c.750
Brambling - 2
Linnet - 100
Siskin - 2
Redpoll - 5
Chiffchaff - 9
Goldcrest - 14
Blackcap - 1
Cetti's Warbler - 1
Mistle Thrush - 1
Song Thrush - 5
Redwing - 1
Stonechat - 9
Meadow Pipit - 125
Rock Pipit - 1
Skylark - 26
Pied Wagtail - 89
Grey Wagtail - 1
Reed Bunting - 2
Bullfinch - 1
Great-spotted Wood - 4
Green Wood - 5
Jay - 2
Swallow - 30
Sparrowhawk - 2
Kestrel - 4
Buzzard - 2
Grey Partridge - 1
Little Owl - 1
Little Egret - 1
Golden Plover - 1
Oystercatcher - 5
Dunlin - 1
Turnstone - 6
Great-crested Grebe - 2e 1w 4 os
Med Gull - 30

Little Owl Mill


22 October, 2019

A cold bright sunny morning with fewer birds on the move as of late. (RP)

Peregrine - 1
Buzzard - 2
Kedstrel - 2
Grey Heron - 1
Little Egret - 1
Magpie - 40 in one group
Wood Pigeon - 360 w
Stock Dove - 20 w
Collared Dove - 50
Grey Partridge - 10
Ring Ouzel - 1 paddock
Song Thrush - 25
Green Wood - 2
Great-spotted Wood - 2
Skylark - 20
Meadow Pipit - 40
Linnet - 20
Stonechat - 8
Pied Wagtail - 30
Firecrest - 2
Goldcrest - 8
Blackcap - 1
Chiffchaff - 10
Cetti's Warbler - 2
Bullfinch - 2
Reed Bunting - 2

A walk down river from the Ship & Anchor Pub to the Marina from 13:30-15:30, Gulls and Passerine numbers low.(MD)

Curlew - 3
Redshank - 15
Common Sandpiper - 1
Oystercatcher - 1
Lapwing - 58
Little Grebe - 2
Common Gull - 8
Stonechat - 2
Buzzard - 7

A Short- eared Owl in off the sea and seen flying over the dunes at west beach at 13:30. (CM)

21 October, 2019

A short visit to the patch produced a few birds of note. Small flocks of Finches still on the move with a couple of Siskin heard. Gulls numbers on the increase with several Med Gull amongst the Black-headed in the fields. (RP)

Merlin - 1 bread lane
Peregrine - 2
Buzzard - 1
Grey Heron - 1
Little Egret - 1
Redshank - 2
Swallow - 15
House Martin - 30
Mistle Thrush - 1
Song Thrush - 12
Stonechat - 2
Pied Wagtail - 20
Meadow Pipit - 40
Skylark - 10
Chiffchaff - 14
Cetti's Warbler - 1
Firecrest - 2 first wood
Goldcrest 5
Brambling - 2 paddock
Great- spotted Wood - 1
Green Wood - 1
Jay - 1

20 October, 2019

A grey chilly start to the day saw a large number of birds on the move with hundreds of Stock Dove and Wood Pigeon, Finches and Lesser BB Gull. (BA,RG)

Woodlark - 1 calling over golf course
Skylark - 30
Goldfinch - c.400
Linnet - 60
Siskin - 4
Bullfinch - 6
Stonechat - 16
Pied Wagtail - 50
Meadow Pipit - 140
Song Thrush - 9
Firecrest - 1
Goldcrest - 12
Chifchaff - 21
Blackcap - 5
Coal Tit - 1
Sparrowhawk - 3
Kestrel - 1
Buzzard - 1
Golden Plover - 1
Little Egret - 2
Egyptian Geese - 10w
Med Gull - 30
Lesser-BB Gull - 30
Swallow - 40
House Martin - 2
Stock Dove - c.500
Wood Pigeon - c.700


Egyptian Goose Climping Beach

Coal Tit Bailiffscourt



19 October, 2019

The only report received this morning was of a Woodlark, heard calling three times over Bread Lane but not seen. (RG)

18 October, 2019

Bright calm start to the morning then blustery heavy showers.

Short-eared Owl - 1
Merlin - 1 Back of Atherington Cottages
Buzzard - 3
Kestrel - 1
Chiffchaff - 25
Blackcap - 3
Goldcrest - 8
Wheatear - 3
Stonechat - 13
Meadow Pipit - 100
Linnet - 50
Pied Wagtail - 23
Skylark - 15
Song Thrush - 7
Reed Bunting - 1
Green Woodpecker - 2
Oystercatcher - 5
Med Gull - 30
Wigeon - 17w
Short-eared Owl flying into longwood


17 October, 2019

Good numbers of Stonechat around the golf course this morning also Ring Ouzel around the Paddock and Long wood.(BA,RG,RP)

Ring Ouzel - 2
Redwing - 1
Song Thrush - 7
Stonechat - 18
Cetti's Warbler - 2
Reed Bunting - 14
Grey Wagtail - 1
Pied Wagtail - 55
Meadow Pipit - 100
Skylark - 20
Linnet - 40
Goldfinch - c.225
Bullfinch - 2
Great - spotted Woodpecker - 2
Green Woodpecker - 3
Jay - 3
Buzzard - 3
Sparrowhawk - 1
Kestrel - 2
Chiffchaff - 60
Goldcrest - 21
Common Sandpiper - 2 river
Kingfisher - 2
Grey Heron - 3
Swallow - 75
House Martin - 60
Common Scooter - 6w
Brent Goose - 1w
Gannet - 30 offshore
Med Gull - 15

16 October, 2019

No rarities again today but lots of collared doves to count! Must be a record. Lots of robins around but still not many gulls in the fields and very quiet offshore.Big groups of roaming tit flocks , mainly blue and long tailed, and a few swallows through.

Ring Ouzel - 1
Song Thrush - 23
Collares Dove - 103
Buzzard - 4
Kestrel - 3
Sparrowhawk - 2
Grey Wagtail - 1
Pied Wagtail - 33
Meadow Pipit - 40
Goldfinch - 175
Linnet - 100
Skylark - 30
Reed Bunting - 1
Grey Heron - 3
Little Egret - 3
Med Gull - 50
Great-spotted Wood - 1
Green Wood - 4
Jay - 3
Chiffchaff - 40
Blackcap - 25
Cetti's Warbler - 1
Goldcrest - 20
Coal  Tit - 2
Bullfinch - 1
Grey Partridge - 3
Brent Geese - 5w
Kingfisher - 1
Oystercatcher - 4


Ring Ouzel paddock late afternoon

15 October, 2019


Combined totals from two observers this morning covering different ends of the patch resulted in some good numbers and a bit of variety. (BA,RP)

Ring Ouzel - 3
Firecrest - 1
Goldcrest - 12
Chiffchaff - 95
Blackcap - 37
Whitethroat - 1
Cetti's Warbler - 2
Reed Warbler - 1
Grey Wagtail - 1
Pied Wagtail - 60
Meadow Pipit - c.300
Skylark - 45
Stonechat - 4
Redpoll - 5
Linnet - 120
Goldfinch - 100
Peregrine - 2
Sparrowhawk - 2
Buzzard - 4
Kestrel - 3
Kingfisher - 2
Grey Heron - 2
Little Egret - 3
Green Woodpecker - 5
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 3
Mistle Thrush - 2
Song Thrush - 8
Jay - 4
Collared Dove - 10
Ringled Plover - 7
Golden Plover - 1
Dunlin - 1
Swallow -  100
House Martin - 60

At least 3 Ring Ouzel feeding on hawthorn

behind the Tennis Court Bailiffscourt

Whitethroat bread lane


Meadow Pipit

Pied Wagtail 

Stonechat


09 October, 2019

Covering just the Paddock and Bailiffscourt, noticeably fewer birds in the area.

Redstart - 1
Grey Wagtail - 1
Pied Wagtail - 30
Chiffchaff - 15
Blackcap - 11
Goldcrest - 6
Meadow Pipit - c.100
Skylark - 7
Linnet - 25
Mistle Thrush - 1
Song Thrush - 3
Stonechat - 3
Bullfinch - 1
Kestrel - 2
Buzzard - 2
Med Gull - c.100
Sandwich Tern - 4w

Redstart horse paddock



08 October, 2019

Seemed a bit of a slog this morning although good numbers of birds still in the fields, fewer Hirundine on the move and quite offshore except a steady stream of Gannet moving west.(BA,RP)

Gannet - 100+ w
Med Gull - 40
Meadow Pipit - c.300
Skylark - 10
Pied Wagtail - c.100
Linnet - 50
Reed Bunting - 8
Song Thrush - 4
Chiffchaff - 35
Goldcrest - 7
Blackcap - 44
Stonechat - 6
Collard Dove - 29
Kingfisher - 1 
Grey Heron - 2
Little Egret - 6
Green Wood - 3
Great-spotted Wood - 2
Kestrel - 1
Buzzard - 1
Sparrowhawk - 2


07 October, 2019

Despite being a very grey overcast day with light showers, good coverage in the patch this morning resulted in good numbers of birds and a few oddities. A Merlin flying east over the fields from the paddock and a Ring Ouzel around the camp site. Full details below (MO).

Merlin - 1 
Ring Ouzel - 1
Firecrest - 1
Goldcrest - 40
Chiffchaff - c.100
Blackcap - 33
Whitethroat - 1
Siskin - 3
Stonechat - 8
Meadow Pipit - c.200
Linnet - 50
Skylark - 21
Song Thrush - 10
Reed Bunting - 8
Pied Wagtail - c.100
Grey Wagtail - 1
Bullfinch - 2
Great-spotted Wood - 4
Green Wood - 4
Collard Dove - 20
House Martin - c.200
Swallow - 60
Buzzard - 3
Peregrine - 2
Sparrowhawk - 2
Kestrel - 2
Jay - 2
Common Sandpiper - 1 river
Oystercatcher - 3
Brent Geese - 2w
Wigeon - 1
Teal - 3
Great-crested Grebe - 5
Med Gull - c.200
Grey Heron - 5
Little Egret - 6

Ring Ouzel camp site

06 October, 2019

The paddock paying dividends today with3 Ring Ouzel in field behind there, 2 Yellowhammer seen and a Red Kite flew east late morning. (MO)

Ring Ouzel - 3
Yellowhammer - 2
Reed Bunting - 6
Redwing - 1
Song Thrush - 6
Spot Fly - 1
Chiffchaff - 31
Blackcap - 17
Whitethroat - 1
Goldcrest - 11
Cetti's Warbler - 2
Wheatear - 2
Stonechat - 5
Meadow Pipit - c.200
Skylark - 30
Pied Wagtail - 120
Bullfinch - 2
Jay - 2
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Green Woodpecker - 3
Collard Dove - 17
Grey Heron - 1
Little Egret - 1
Grey Partridge - 6
Kingfisher - 1
Snipe - 1
Red Kite - 1
Buzzard - 3
Sparrowhawk - 2
Kestrel - 1
Med Gull - c.200

One of 3 Ring Ouzel seen today
Patching Hill from 14:00

Song Thrush - 5
Green Woodpecker - 3
Yellowhammer - 7
Blackcap - 6
Chiffchaff - 5
Goldcrest - 4
Marsh Tit - 1
Stonechat - 1
Meadow Pipit - 5
Skylark - 3
Jay - 2
Kestrel - 1
Sparrowhawk - 1
Buzzard - 2
Swallow - 30

05 October, 2019

Good coverage today in the patch resulting in good numbers and a little variety.
A new bird for my patch list in the form of a Cattle Egret flying west at Climping Beach from the car park at 07:20.(MO)

Cattle Egret - 1
Little Egret - 5
Grey Heron - 4
Red- throated Diver - 1
Kingfisher - 2
Curlew - 2
Dunlin - 1
Oystercatcher - 9
Buzzard - 2
Peregrine - 1
Kestrel - 3
Sparrowhawk - 2
Jay - 2
Yellow Wagtail - 2
Pied Wagtail - 35
Collard Dove - 53
Grey Partridge - 3
Mistle Thrush - 3
Song Thrush - 5
Reed Bunting - 9
Meadow Pipit - c.100
Skylark - 25
Bullfinch - 1
Stonechat - 2
Chiffchaff - 50+
Blackcap - 27
Firecrest - 1 Kents
Goldcrest - 29
Whitethroat - 1
Cetti's Warbler - 2
Brent Geese - 35w
House Martin - c.750
Swallow - 50
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 3
Green Woodpecker - 5

Still good numbers of Chiffchaff in the area

Popped up to Patching from 4.30 - 5.00 turned out to be quite productive; (RP)

Buzzard - 2
Sparrowhawk - 1
Kestrel - 2
Red Kite - 10
GWP - 2
GSWP - 3
Stonechat - 1
Spotted Flycatcher - 2
Chiffchaff - 5
Blackcap - 8
Yellowhammer - 2
Plus a handful of Swallows and Martins

04 October, 2019

Quick visit this morning due to other commitments covering the golf course, west beach and long wood. Good numbers of Hirundine still in the area, House Martin in particular from the back of the golf course. (BA,RP,ES)

Chiffchaff - 30
Blackcap - 40
Goldcrest - 4
Cetti's Warbler - 1
Yellow Wagtail - 2
Pied Wagtail - 15
Stonechat - 7
Wheatear - 1
Reed Bunting - 8
Skylark - 16
Meadow Pipit - c.140
Linnet - 30
Song Thrush - 1
Great- spotted Wood - 1
Green Wood- 2
Grey Partridge - 12
Buzzard - 1
Kestrel - 2
Sparrowhawk - 1
Curlew - 3
Ringed Plover - 1
Oystercatcher - 1
Turnstone - 3
Med Gull - 50
Grey Heron - 2
Little Egret - 1

Wheatear 


An hour up at Patching Hill from 14:300 produced.

Redstart - 1
Stonechat - 2
Chiffchaff - 6
Blackcap - 15
Bullfinch - 1
Meadow Pipit - 6
Yellowhammer - 5
Buzzard - 2
Kestrel - 2
House Martin - c.75
Swallow - c.50


Walk covering Rope Walk, West Beach, Climping and back of GC from 2pm to 5pm. Highlight was an Arctic Tern close inshore east at 3.50pm. (MD)

Turnstone           83
Sanderling.           6
Ringed Plover       4
Wheatear.             2
Brent Goose.     12E
Meadow Pipit.    80
Stonechat.            1

03 October, 2019

Slow chilly start to the morning with reduced numbers of Hirundine still on the move. (ES)

Chiffchaff - 30+
Blackcap - 6
Stonechat - 2
Whitethroat - 1
Goldcrest - 2
Siskin - 40
Rock Pipit - 1
Sparrowhawk - 1
Curlew - 1
Wigeon - 3

02 October, 2019

Chilly start to the day with good numbers of Chiffchaff still present. (RP,ES)

Chiffchaff - 85
Blackcap - 22
Siskin - 1
Yellow Wagtail - 3
Pied Wagtail - 45+
Grey Wagtail - 1
Whitethroat - 2
Stonechat - 13
Wheatear - 2
Reed Bunting - 8
Siskin - 2
Linnet - 40
Meadow Pipit - 150
Skylark - 12
Song Thrush - 3
Little Owl - 1
Buzzard - 1
Sparrowhawk - 1
Kestrel - 2
Great-spotted Wood - 1
Green Wood - 1
House Martin - 250+
Swallow - 100+
Grey Heron - 4
Med Gull - 50
Common Sandpiper - 3
Seal - 1

01 October, 2019

Not the variety of yesterday although conditions in the morning notably different. Good numbers of both Med Gull & Meadow Pipit in the top fields north of the paddock.

Artic Skua - 1w 10:40
Common Scoter - 1e
Gannet - 6w
Sandwich Tern 10
Shag - 1w
Knot - 1w
Med Gull - c.200
Chiffchaff - 38
Goldcrest - 9
Blackcap - 12
Whinchat - 1
Wheatear -  11
Stonechat - 2
Meadow Pipit - c.175
Skylark - 11
Yellow Wagtail - 2
Pied Wagtail - 4
Song Thrush - 2
Swallow - 250
House Martin - 40
Sparrowhawk - 1
Kestrel - 2

Shag west Climping Beach

Blackcap horse paddock

Wheatear 

Med Gull