Little Egret - Climping 14/02/21

29 January, 2020

Early afternoon at Climping with good numbers of Waders along the beach and plenty of Med and Common Gull in the area. Small numbers of Skylark in the fields 2 Stonechat along the rife, 5 Song Thrush in the paddock, also a couple of Buzzard and Kestrel. Very quiet offshore with several Red-breasted Merganser moving.

Dunlin with Sanderling & Turnstone

Sanderling


Sanderling


Med Gull
Fairly quite at Marsh Farm this morning but not surprising with shooting occurring in the area.

Mute Swan - 26
Cormorant - 6
Gadwall - 10
Tufted Duck - 1
Pochard - 1
Cetti's Warbler - 2 heard
Chiffchaff - 1
Bullfinch - 3
Linnet - 9
Skylark - 5
Fieldfare - 45
Mistle Thrush - 1
Song Thrush - 7
Great-spotted Wood - 2
Green Wood - 1
Buzzard - 2
Kestrel - 2

Fieldfare

25 January, 2020

Quite offshore at Climping this morning, but inccreasing numbers of Waders in the fields with Grey & Ringed Plover, Sanderling, Dunlin and Turnstone present. 100+ Med Gull, 230 Brent Geese. 13 Song Thrush, 35 Pied Wagtail, 3 Buzzard, 2 Grey Heron singles of Kestrel and Sparrowhawk and small numbers of Meadow Pipit and Skylark.

Brent Geese

Mainly Black-headed & Med Gulls


24 January, 2020

Marsh Farm this morning produced record numbers of Gadwall on the big pool, and a distressed looking Barn Owl that was taken over to Brent Lodge, hopefully it will survive.

Barn Owl - 1
Buzzard - 1
Kestrel - 1
Gadwall - c.140
Teal - 5
Pochard - 1
Tufted Duck - 1
Snipe - 1
Mute Swan - 10
Cormorant - 5
Grey Heron - 1
Chiffchaff - 3
Goldcrest - 2
Cetti's Warbler - 1 hrd
Reed Bunting - 3
Meadow Pipit - 35
Pied Wagtail - 4
Bullfinch - 2
Redwing - 27
Fieldfare - 2
Song Thrush - 4
Jay - 3
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Green Woodpecker - 1

Barn Owl taken into care

Deer


21 January, 2020

A late afternoon visit to the patch in fine bright weather starting at Kents Cottages produced, singles of Fieldfare, Redwing and 3 Mistle Thrush at the camp site. 5 Meadow Pipit, 2 Stonechat along the rife,15 Pied Wagtail, 7 Skylark, in the fields. Kestrel, Buzzard, Grey Heron, Grey Plover and small numbers of Med Gull along the beach.

Fieldfare

Meadow Pipit

20 January, 2020

Cold bright morning at Climping but still very quiet with just a few Red-breasted Merganser offshore with a single  Teal. 45 Grey Plover, c.80  Turnstone and small numbers of Sanderling along the beach. In the field 40 Ringed Plover, small numbers of Med Gull and 7 Skylark. 2 Stonechat around the paddock.
Grey Plover Climping Beach

Marsh Farm early afternoon produced 90 Gadwall on the main pool with 2 Mandarin, 3 Tufted Duck, with singles of Pochard and Teal. Also Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Stonechat, 4 Goldcrest and 3 Chiffs.

Records for the Sat 18/1. Afternoon trek produced nothing exceptional on the marina to Ship-Anchor section:(MD)

Common Sandpiper - 4
Redshank - 11
Oystercatcher - 3
Kingfisher - 1
Med Gull - 2
Common Gull - 5
Peregrine - 1
Kestrel - 1
Buzzard -2

15 January, 2020

A walk around the patch from midday after the rain was spectacular in the damage last night wind had done to the sea defence. A report of a Merlin from an SOS group seen at the back of Bailiffscourt.

Mill Road closed
Plenty of Gulls in the area in the flooded fields, nothing of note seen hopefully something will drop in soon. Very quiet offshore.

Mistle Thrush - 4
Song Thrush - 10
Pied Wagtail - 43
Meadow Pipit - 10
Skylark - 12
Stonechat - 2
Goldcrest - 2
Linnet - 1
Buzzard - 2
Kestrel - 1
Med Gull - 25
Brent Geese - 50
Snipe - 1

View from bread lane 

10 January, 2020

A nice surprise at Marsh Farm this morning with 10 Egyptian Geese on the big pool, they all quickly flew north towards Arundel.

Egyptian Geese - 10
Gadwall - 90
Pochard - 2
Tufted Duck - 3
Wigeon - 2
Teal - 1
Mallard - 10
Mute Swan - 8
Cormorant - 2
Chiffchaff - 1
Goldcrest - 2
Cetti's Warbler - 2 heard
Grey Heron - 1
Buzzard - 3
Sparrowhawk - 1
Reed Bunting - 1
Bullfinch - 2
Greenfinch - 2
Skylark - 5
Meadow Pipit - 6
Pied Wagtail - 2
Redwing - 25
Song Thrush - 4
Green Woodpecker - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Nuthatch - 1

One of ten Egyptian Geese this morning
A quick drop in at Climping produced c.200 Brent Geese flying north east from the beach, singles of Chiffchaff and Stonechat around the paddock and 10 Med Gull with Black-headed Gulls in the fields.

07 January, 2020

Very quiet in the patch this morning with nothing moving offshore.

Brent Geese - c.200
Grey Plover - 50
Ringed Plover - 65
Sanderling - 22
Turnstone - 80
Oystercatcher - 7
Med Gull - 40
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Green Woodpecker - 1
Kestrel - 1
Buzzard - 2
Mistle Thrush - 6
Song Thrush - 13
Stonechat - 1
Goldcrest - 1
Meadow Pipit - 15
Pied Wagtail - 7
Grey Partridge - 5
Stonechat bread lane

Brent Geese north of paddock