Little Egret - Climping 14/02/21

30 July, 2020

Highlights from this morning supplied by (ES)

Common Sandpiper - 1
Ringed Plover - 5
Turnstone - 6
Willow Warbler - 12
Chiffchaff - 3
Whitethroat - 13
Lesser Whitethroat - 2
Reed Warbler - 4
Blackcap - 2
Med Gull - 50
Sandwich Tern - 10
Common Tern - 1
Gannets - nc
Swift - 4
Swallow - 5
Little Egret - 3
Peregrine - 1
Grey Partridge - 4

28 July, 2020

Good numbers of  Swift, Willow Warbler and Whimbrel around the golf course this morning, combined totals below.

Garden Warbler - 1 long wood
Lesser Whitethroat - 2
Willow Warbler - 30
Chiffchaff - 7
Blackcap - 6
Whitethroat - 12
Reed Warbler - 9
Sedge Warbler - 1
Reed Bunting - 1
Mistle Thrush - 1
Song Thrush - 2
Swift - 150
Sand Martin - 1
Swallow - 20
Buzzard - 2
Sparrowhawk - 1
Little Owl - 1
Green Woodpecker - 2
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Grey Partridge - 4
Common Sandpiper - 1 river
Whimbrel - 11
Oystercatcher - 1
Med Gull - 14
Seal - 1

Moorhen

26 July, 2020

Good numbers of birds around this morning with the undoubted highlight being a Pied Flycatcher found by (RP) along the eastern side of First Wood. 

Pied Fly - 1
Lesser Whitethroat - 1
Willow Warbler - 26
Whitethroat - 24
Chiffchaff - 5
Blackcap - 9
Goldcrest - 1
Reed Warbler - 12
Sedge Warbler - 5
Reed Bunting - 4
Skylark - 12
Song Thrush - 4
Jay - 3
Green Woodpecker - 3
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Little Owl - 1
Peregrine - 1
Sparrowhawk - 1
Kestrel - 3
Grey Partridge - 1
Stock Dove - 3
Swift - 65
Sand Martin - 23
Swallow - 40
Little Egret - 3
Med Gull - c.150

Little Owl Bailiffs


Willow Warbler Atherington


Jay Bailiffs

Reed Warbler Bread Lane

24 July, 2020

Had three ringed Med Gulls by the Arun just south of Arundel over the last two days which give some clue to where some of the 250+ you had at Climping a couple of days back came from. All three were ringed at the Total site in Antwerp, Belgium. Today’s bird (white 33HA) was a >3CY ringed on 12 May 2020 and still at Antwerp on 13 June. The two seen yesterday were white ring 3852, ringed as a pullus in June 2018 and since seen in May 2019 in the Vendee, France; and white ring 3001 ringed as a >3CY in May 2018 and since seen in Brittany in December 2018 and Zwin in Flanders in June 2019. (MD)

22 July, 2020

Highlight, was a Green Sandpiper flying around the golf course, also large numbers of Med Gulls again in the area. Combined totals below.

Green Sandpiper - 1
Whimbrel - 4
Sanderling - 18
Turnstone - 11W
Oystercatcher - 1W'
Med Gull - c.250+
Common Gull - 1
Lesser Whitethroat - 1
Whitethroat - 22
Willow Warbler - 18
Reed Warbler - 5
Skylark - 16
Song Thrush - 2
Jay - 1
Sparrowhawk - 1

One legged Common Gull



21 July, 2020

A bit of variety and numbers on the increase, combined totals below.

Peregrine - 1
Buzzard - 2
Sparrowhawk - 1
Kestrel - 2
Grey Heron - 4+
Little Egret - 1
Dunlin - 2
Sanderling - 21
Oystercatcher - 4
Whimbrel - 3
Swift - 12
Swallow - 20
Sand Martin - 9
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Green Woodpecker - 3
Stock Dove - 1
Song Thrush - 4
Garden Warbler - 1 Atherington cottages
Willow Warbler - 16
Chiffchaff - 6
Whitethroat - 20
Blackcap - 9
Reed Warbler - 10
Sedge Warbler - 3
Yellow Wagtail - 3
Pied Wagtail - 4
Skylark - 10
Meadow Pipit - 4
Med Gull - 10
Grey Heron golf course

Peregrine back fields

Swallow golf course

20 July, 2020

A chilly start to another bright morning along West beach down to Climping and back around the golf course, with the highlight being a Little-ringed Plover heard 3 times calling west over the Mill. Other than that fairly quiet with 17 Sanderling, 3 Ringed Plover and a Oystercatcher west. Small numbers of Swift and Sand Martin moving east, 4 Willow Warbler, and a male Bullfinch around Atherington.

Peregrine field north of golf course




19 July, 2020

A cloudy muggy morning with light showers with the highlight being a juvenile Hobby flying west of Kents.

Hobby - 1 
Sparrowhawk - 1
Kestrel - 1
Cuckoo - 1
Yellow Wagtail - 1
Willow Warbler - 4
Swift - c.250
Med Gull - c.120

18 July, 2020

Another bright fine sunny morning starting from the golf course up to Bailiffscourt and back.

Grey Wagtail - 1W
Pied Wagtail - 1
Swift - 25
Sand Martin - 2E
Willow Warbler - 5
Chiffchaff - 7
Whitethroat - 20
Blackcap - 5
Reed Warbler - 9
Sedge Warbler - 5
Reed Bunting - 2
Bullfinch - 1
Song Thrush - 3
Green Woodpecker - 3
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 3
Jay - 2
Kestrel - 2
Buzzard - 1
Curlew - 3 golf course
Little Egret - 2
Grey Heron - 1

Willow Warbler

Sedge Warbler 



17 July, 2020

A brief late morning visit to the patch, starting at Kents walking down to rife at the campsite produced another Whinchat, a Cuckoo again seen in flight towards longwood, and a Willow Warbler around the paddock. Two Kestrel, Sparrowhawk and small numbers of Med Gull and Sandwich Tern along the tide line. 

Cuckoo

Willow Warbler

Whinchat camp sit


16 July, 2020

Very little offshore this morning although increased numbers of Sandwich Tern on the move, a Cuckoo seen in flight towards longwood.

Cuckoo - 1
Peregrine - 1
Whinchat- 1 camp site 
Bullfinch - 1
Common Scoter - 8E
Sandwich Tern - 35E 22W
Med Gull - 9
Gannet - 7E 3W
Curlew - 7W
Dunlin - 2W
Oystercatcher - 1W
Ringed Plover - 2
Swift - 150+
Sand Martin - 6

Bullfinch in the paddock
Bullfinch - Paddock

15 July, 2020

Very quite in the patch this morning.

Sand Martin - 11W
Swift - 45
Sandwich Tern -
Common Tern - 5E
Med Gull - 100+
Curlew - 2W
Oystercatcher - 1W
Little Egret - 2
Ringed Plover - 3 on beach
Buzzard - 3
Kestrel - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Green Woodpecker - 2
Chiffchaff - 3
Whitethroat - 9

Long-tailed Tit

Sandwich Tern

Large numbers of Gulls seen off Climping in the last couple of days


14 July, 2020

Bird of the day was a Whinchat seen along the rife east of bread lane. Nothing of much moving offshore with the usual toing and froing of Sandwich Tern and Gannet in small numbers. 65+ Med Gull taking residence in the pea field north of the beach, 8 Common Scoter east and 4 Little Egret flew west. 6 Ringed Plover and 3 Sanderling landed on the beach  and singles of Curlew west a Great-crested Grebe on the sea and a Grey Partridge

13 July, 2020

Highlight of the morning was two Spotted Redshank flying west at Climping beach at 07:30 close inshore.

Med Gull - 50 on sea
Sandwich Tern - 17 mainly east
Gannet - 7E
Curlew - 2W
Common Sandpiper - 1E
Dunlin - 1E
Oystercatcher - 7W
Little Egret - 2
Swift - 17

12 July, 2020

A couple of hours watching the sea in sunny bright conditions without a hint of breeze and a flat calm sea found again rafts of Gulls, with estimated counts up to four figures. Med Gull numbers slightly more than yesterday with about c.200+ with small numbers of Sandwich Tern moving off shore with little else.  2 Common Tern east, 2 Little Egret and singles of Great-crested Grebe, Redshank, Ringed Plover and Pied Wagtail.

Med Gulls Climping Beach


Redshank

Ringed Plover

Pied Wagtail

11 July, 2020

A bright sunny morning with just a hint of breeze, found rafts of Gulls off Climping Beach. C.150+ Med Gull feeding close inshore and many hundred Herring and Black-headed Gull distant.

Grey Wagtail - 1
Swift - 75
Sand Martin - 37
Green Woodpecker - 2
Song Thrush - 2
Great-crested Grebe - 1
Little Egret - 5
Sandwich Tern - 15
Gannet - 1e
Teal - 3w
Buzzard - 3

Gull Fest

Cormorant Climping Beach


10 July, 2020

 Not much to report on the bird front this morning. About 200 swifts moving through. Mainly west bound for a change. Big group over the mill with about 20 sand martins and similar number of swallows. Otherwise very quiet. (RP)


09 July, 2020

Did the Arundel to Littlehampton walk this morning/early pm on the low then rising tide. Windy for passerines but a good set of waders. Ship + Anchor to LA section alone in brackets. (MD)

Common Sandpiper  - 25 (12) 
Lapwing - 67 (2) 
LR Plover - 1 (0) 
Redshank - 1 (0) 
Black-tailed Godwit - 1 (0) 
Curlew - 1 (1) 
Oystercatcher - 8 (4) – included two juvs + 2 ads north of Ford and one juv + 2 ads near Littlehampton Little Egret - 14 (10) 
Grey Heron - 5 (2) 
Sparrowhawk - 1 (0) 
Kestrel - 2 (1) 
Buzzard - 1 (0) 
Med Gull - 2 (2) 
Lesser BB Gull - 2 (1) 
Greater BB Gull - 2 (2) 
Cormorant - 8 (4) 
Swift - 95 (80) 
Swallow - 3 (3) 
House Martin - 3 (3)

06 July, 2020

With a reduction in the wind producing better conditions for general birding, and enough around to make the effort worthwhile. Undoubted highlights being two Whinchat from the footpath the wheat field between Bread Lane and Clymping Street. (RP)

Med Gull - 7w
Sandwich Tern 5w
Buzzard - 1
Grey Heron - 1
Little Egret - 2
Green Woodpecker - 2
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Swift - 50
Swallow - 20
Sand Martin - 2w
Skylark - 3
Meadow Pipit - 6
Whitethroat - 9
Blackcap - 10
Sedge Warbler - 2
Reed Warbler - 6
Chiffchaff - 5
Adult Med Gull Climping Beach

 

04 July, 2020

A sea watch at Climping beach this morning was very disappointing, with firstly the sea mist and then the lack of passage. Only birds of note east were 43 Gannet, 2 Med Gull, 4 Shoveler, and east 7 Shelduck a single Ringed Plover and 4 Little Egret in the area.

 

02 July, 2020

An uninspiring walk up to the the golf course  and back to kents found at least one Peregrine in the fields, and not much else. Combined totals below.

Peregrine - 1
Buzzard - 4
Sparrowhawk - 1
Kestrel - 1
Jay - 1
Med Gull - 1w
Sandwich Tern 2w
Ringed Plover - 3
Curlew - 4w
Whimbrel - 1w
Little Egret - 1
Grey Heron - 1
Swift - 90w
Swallow - 40w
Grey Partridge - 1
Skylark - 8
Chiffchaff - 3
Reed Warbler - 14
Sedge Warbler - 2
Whitethroat - 10
Blackcap - 7
Reed Bunting - 2
Curlew continue  moving west

Ringed Plover

Adult Med Gull

Little Egret Atherington

01 July, 2020

Hundreds of Swifts on the move west over Bailiffscourt this morning from 07:00, c.600+ being a conservative total, also small numbers of Swallow and a couple of House Martin present. Offshore with most birds moving west, singles of Fulmar, Curlew, 5 Commic Tern,  small numbers of Gannet and Sandwich Tern.  3 Ringed Plover on the beach, 2 Little Egret, 4 Stock Dove and 3 Buzzard.

Fulmar west Climping Beach