Little Egret - Climping 14/02/21

27 February, 2020

Very quiet at Climping today, with the marjority of the Gulls having seemed to have moved out of the area. Good numbers of Waders on West Beach.

Med Gull - 50
Grey Plover - 45
Sanderling - 60
Turnstone - 75
Dunlin - 2
Song Thrush - 5
Meadow Pipit - 3
Stonechat - 3
Pied Wagtail - 7
Buzzard - 1
Kestrel - 1

2nd Winter Med Gull

Adult summer Med Gull

Turnstone

26 February, 2020

Information below regarding Med Gull, tag number 3554 white seen today in the area.



Phonescoped image of Med Gull 3554
Climping Beach from high tide with again good numbers of Med Gull in the area and the usual waders still in the fields and along the beach.

Med Gull - c.175
Common Gull - 40
Sanderling - c.80
Turnstone - 75
Oystercatcher - 7
Ringed Plover - 33
Grey Plover - 3
Chiffchaff - 1
Skylark - 9
Pied Wagtail - 7
Stonechat - 3
Meadow Pipit - 2


Mainly Med Gulls flooded field off bread lane

Wall breach at the overflow carpark
Marsh Farm mid morning produced a little variety with singing Firecrest around the Farm House.

Firecrest - 1-2
Goldcrest - 3
Chiffchaff - 3
Cetti's Warbler - hrd
Treecreeper - 1
Nuthatch - 1
Bullfinch - 5
Fieldfare - 7
Redwing - 15
Song Thrush - 4
Gadwall - 23
Tufted Duck - 5
Pochard - 3
Wigeon - 1
Cormorant - 8
Mallard - nc
Skylark - 9
Pied Wagtail - 3
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Buzzard - 1
Kestrel - 1
Grey Partridge - 1
Stock Dove - 5





22 February, 2020

Climping Beach mid afternoon again producing plenty of Gulls with c.100+ Med Gull along the tide line, 22 Dunlin, 44 Sanderling, 50 Grey Plover,  4 Oystercatcher and c.40 Ringed Plover in the field.

21 February, 2020

Again hundreds of Med Gull's along the beach this morning with many in summer plumage. 2 Brent Geese flew west also c.80 Sanderling, and c.60 Turnstone. 30 Ringed Plover and a single Dunlin in the fields. Single Chiffchaff around Bailiffscourt, with pairs of Jay,Green and Great spotted Woodpecker. 2 Stonechat back at the rife, 3 Song Thrush in the paddock, along with several Pied Wagtail. Skylark in song over the surrounding fields, 3 Mistle Thrush around Kents with 2 Goldcrest and a male Sparrowhawk Atherington Pools.

Med Gull Climping Beach


18 February, 2020

Plenty of Med Gull offshore this morning also 60 Grey and 7 Ringed Plover and a Few Red-breasted Mersganser offshore at Climping Beach. Common Sandpiper and 2 Redshank in the River, the Peregrine on the Gas Tower,  15 Pied Wagtail, several of both Skylark and Meadow Pipit with a couple of Goldcrest in the area.



13 February, 2020

With the winds and the tides decreasing, and the EA in attendance at high tide with machinery the fields were given a reprieve from the flooding this afternoon. Checking the fields its seems more Med Gull present with well over c.300 in the area. Skylark present in song and singles of Sparrowhawk, Buzzard and Grey Heron.

12 February, 2020

Climping Breach

With the last remnents of the sea defence wall at Climping Beach well and truly breached the sea has flooded fields as far north of the Caravan Park on the A259 Littlehampton to Bognor Rd. Hopefully now a long term solution will be reached.




Mill Road

Mill Road
In a nice bright sunny day, with more activity being in the fields than offshore it was still an unproductive day. Thousands of Gulls present in the fields didn't produce anything out of the ordinaray, although good views obtained of a Peregrine returning to its roost scanning the Gulls from Ferry Road. Hundreds of Black-headed, Common and Med Gull present, with several of the latter in summer plummage. 5 Grey Partidge, several Skylark in song, 7 Meadow Pipit in the Paddock, with a few Pied Wagtail and Song Thrush. A Chiffchaff around Atherington, Great-spotted Wood in Longwood, with a couple of both Grey Heron and Buzzard. Good numbers of Sanderling roosting at West Beach, and a Water Rail heard back of the golf course.


c.100 Med Gull single flock Ferry Rd

Grey Heron

Very high tide and wind didn't make for much activity this afternoon.(MD)

5 Snipe
2 Common Sandpiper
21 Redshank
2 Kestrel
2 Buzzard

Also, yesterday seen from the East Beach side, but on the West Beach bank of the river, was an ad Yellow-legged Gull.


07 February, 2020

A bright sunny morning produced a Yellow-legged Gull in flooded field east of Bread Lane. Quiet again offshore with a single flock of Red-throated Diver moving west.

Yellow-legged Gull - 1
Med Gull - 85 
Red-throated Diver - 9W
Red-breasted Merganser - 5E
Dunlin - 7
Sanderling - 30
Grey Plover - 23
Ringed Plover - 10
Turnstone - c.100
Chiffchaff - 2
Goldcrest - 4
Stonechat - 1
Skylark - 15
Song Thrush - 1
Buzzard - 4
Kestrel - 1
Grey Heron - 1
Little Egret - 2
Stock Dove - 2


Yellow-legged Gull fields east of the paddock

Med Gull

Skylark

06 February, 2020

Records for 5th Feb (RP)

Peregrine - 1
Buzzard - 2
Water Rail - 1
Grey Heron - 2
Great-crested Grebe - 2
Red-breasted Merganser - 6
Common Sandpipier - 1
Grey Plover - 8
Turnstone - 95
Sanderling - 18
Redshank - 3
Med Gull - 15
Kingfisher - 1
Stonechat - 2
Meadow Pipit - 4
Skylark - 2
Song Thrush - 2
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Blackcap - 1
Goldcrest - 1
Bullfinch - 2
Greenfinch - 18

04 February, 2020

First visit of the year around the Marina, with 4 Common Sandpiper and 2 Redshank seen along the river from under the bridge, also a Coal Tit heard with four Goldcrest in the wood. Fifty Med Gull in the fields with again the usual Skylark, Pied Wagtail and Meadow Pipit.

Marsh Farm with c.70 Gadwall, a single Wigeon with 9 Mute Swan and 6 Cormorant. Again good numbers of Fieldfare with smaller numbers of Redwing.



Barn Owl Rackham Woods at 13:30

Patch records for Mon 3rd Feb

Greenfinch - 2
Pied Wagtail - 9
Stonechat - 3
Chiffchaff - 1
Goldcrest - 3
Meadow Pipit - 9
Skylark - 11
Bullfinch - 3
Mistle Thrush - 7
Song Thrush - 3
Green Woodpecker - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Jay - 2
Stock Dove - 3
Buzzard - 2
Sanderling - 12
Oystercatcher - 3
Brent Geese - 7E