Little Egret - Climping 14/02/21

31 August, 2020

Good coverage producing good numbers and variety this morning, with 2 Short-eared Owl still present and the first time this autumn Yellow Wagtail numbers reaching three figures.

Short-eared Owl - 2
Little Owl - 1
Hobby - 1
Peregrine - 1
Buzzard - 4
Sparrowhawk - 2
Kestrel - 2
Tree Pipit - 1
Redstart - 5/6
Whinchat - 5
Garden Warbler - 2
Yellow Wagtail - 100+
Grey Wagtail - 4
Pied Wagtail - 1
Wheatear - 22
Lesser Whitethroat - 3
Whitethroat - 30
Sedge Warbler - 1
Blackcap - 37
Willow Warbler - 15
Chiffchaff - 10
Goldcrest - 1
Bullfinch - 3
Siskin - 2
Linnets - c.250
Swallow - c.275
House Martin - 20
Sand Martin - 30
Swift - 3
Green Woodpecker - 2
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 3
Grey Partridge - 3
Jay - 3
Kingfisher - 1
Whimbrel - 2
Curlew - 1
Dunlin - 2
Ringed Plover - 15
Sanderling - 5
Golden Plover - 1
Grey Heron - 1
Little Egret - 3
Med Gull - 100
Fulmar - 1
Sandwich Tern - 5
Back end of SEO

One of 2 Spot Fly at Kents

Redstart Kents 

Little Owl Bailiffs

Garden Warbler Kents


30 August, 2020

A productive morning in an uninspiring northly wind, with the undoubted highlight being  21 White Storks moving west over Poole Place picked up late from the car park, but never the less a great sight to see. Supporting cast with Short-eared Owls, Hobby, and briefs views of  unidentified Harrier, combined Totals below.

White Stork - 21
Short-eared Owl - 2
Hobby - 2
Buzzard - 1
Kestrel - 4
Canada Geese - 4w
Siskin - 1 hrd
Redstart - 1
Spotted Flycatcher - 1
Whinchat - 3
Yellow Wagtail - 40
Grey Wagtail - 3
Wheatear - 15
Lesser Whitethroat - 2
Whitethroat - 7
Lesser Whitethroat - 3
Blackcap - 5
Willow Warbler - 4
Little Egret - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Green Woodpecker - 3
House Martin - 5
Sand Martin - 14
Swallow - 6
Curlew - 1
Ringed Plover - 15
Sandwich Tern - 2E
White Storks Over Poole Place

Short-eared Owl Climping Beach

28 August, 2020

A Redstart around Kents and at least 1 Whinchat in the desert rife.

Peregrine - 1
Buzzard - 1
Kestrel - 2
Sparrowhawk - 1
Grey Heron - 4
Little Egret - 3
Ringed Plover - 4
Oystercatcher - 4
Curlew - 1
Common Sandpiper - 1
Snipe - 1
Grey Partridge - 2
Kingfisher - 1
Med Gull - 100+
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Yellow Wagtail - 3
Redstart - 1
Spot Fly - 1
Whinchat - 2
Grey wagtail - 1
Swallow - 12
Sand Martin - 2
House Martin - 2
Wheatear - 15
Sedge Warbler - 3
Reed Warbler - 4
Garden Warbler - 1
Blackcap - 15
Whitethroat - 28
Lesser Whitethroat - 3
Willow Warbler - 6
Chiffchaff - 3
House Sparrow - 30

27 August, 2020

 A Pied Fly still in Longwood the highlight of the morning. (RP)

Peregrine 2 (1 juv)
Buzzard - 2
Sparrowhawk - 2
Grey Heron - 4
Little Egret - 4
Med Gull - c.300+
Whimbrel - 1
Ringed Plover - 8
Kingfisher - 1
Oystercatcher - 6
Wheatear -18
Jay - 2
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Pied Fly - 1
Redstart - 2
Whinchat - 2
Yellow Wagtail - 12
Lesser Whitethroat - 3
Whitethroat - 27
Blackcap - 12
Willow Warbler - 6
Chiffchaff - 2
Reed Warbler - 7
Sedge Warbler - 2
Sand Martin - 2
Swallow - 28
Sand Martin  - 7
Bullfinch - 3 (2 juv being fed )
Linnet - 40+

26 August, 2020

 An afternoon visit to the patch found a Pied Fly bottom of Long Wood, a Whinchat along West Beach and 7 Wheatear in the area, also a Common Sandpiper along the River. A Redstart reported by (MH) also at the bottom of Long Wood.

24 August, 2020

 23 White Storks seen over Rustington and then later over Ford Prison heading north west was rather frustrating as not picked up from the patch, highlight was another Pied Fly First wood (DB) with a good variety and numbers up on the last few days. Combined totals below.

Pied Fly - 1
Tree Pipit - 2
Redstart - 2
Whinchat - 4
Yellow Wagtail - 42
Garden Warbler - 1
Wheatear - 37
Lesser Whitethroat - 2
Whitethroat - 17
Willow Warbler - 9
Chiffchaff - 5
Blackcap - 13
Sedge Warbler - 1
Reed Warbler - 4
Jay - 1 
Skylark - 2
Meadow Pipit - 5
Linnet - nc present in good numbers
Green Woodpecker - 2
Swift - 8
House Martin - 7
Sand Martin - 3
Swallow - 45
Curlew - 2
Oystercatcher - 6
Med Gull - c.150+
Sandwich Tern - 3
Mute Swan - 2
Buzzard - 3
Kestrel - 2
 
Wheatear present in good numbers


 Did my route from Arundel to LA at the last minute largely after seeing the report about up to 23 White Storks heading that way. Seen over the Lyminster area from 12.43 to 12.48. Not much else in the rain and with a high tide, but recorded my highest count of Med Gulls for the route at 330 (all but two south of the Ship+Anchor). Also 12 Common Sandpipers, 1 Dunlin, 12 Little Egrets, 5 Buzzards, 3 Kingfishers and 1 Grasshopper Warbler. (MD)

23 August, 2020

Tree Pipits and Yellow Wagtail moving through the patch this morning, and even with a reduction in the wind still very quiet in the bushes.


Tree Pipit - 4
Yellow Wagtail - 45E
Grey Wagtail - 1
Raven - 1
Buzzard - 2
Kestrel - 1
Wheatear - 4
Green Sandpiper - 1-2
Grey Heron - 5-8
Little Egret - 2
Lesser Whitethroat - 1
Whitethroat - 10
Blackcap - 3
Chiffchaff - 4
Willow Warbler - 3
Reed Warbler - 4
Sedge Warbler - 4
Swallow - 32
Sand Martin - 2
Med Gull - 100+
Common Gull - 1

Raven west over camp site

Grey Heron

Climping car park high tide Friday



17 August, 2020

Good coverage again this morning produced a bit of variety, with the Wryneck still present around the reedbed, two Pied Fly 1st wood and a Grasshopper Warbler flushed from the rife on the golf course, combined totals below.


Wryneck - 1
Pied Fly - 2
Grasshopper Warbler - 1
Redstart - 1
Whinchat - 3
Yellow Wagtail - 2
Wheatear - 24
Lesser Whitethroat - 3
Bullfinch - 2
Willow Warbler - 15
Chiffchaff - 5
Reed Warbler - 7
Sedge Warbler - 2
Blackcap - 4
Reed Bunting - 1
Swallow - 12
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Song Thrush - 2
Buzzard - 1 
Peregrine - 1
Kestrel - 1
Common Sandpiper - 1
Oystercatcher - 11
Med Gull - 150+

Elusive Wryneck


Pied Flys



Wheatear

Redstart

16 August, 2020

One or two Wryneck present in the patch this morning with a very elusive bird around the reed pool, and then one flushed from the dunes at West Beach, both found by (RG). A lot of activity early morning with good numbers of Wheatear present.

Wryneck - possibly 2
Hobby - 1
Little Owl - 1
Redstart - 2
Whinchat - 3
Wheatear - 31
Garden Warbler - 4
Lesser Whitethroat - 3
Willow Warbler - 27
Chiffchaff - 6
Whitethroat - 15
Blackcap - 9
Reed Warbler - 17
Sedge Warbler - 4
Swallow - 17
Bullfinch - 2
Song Thrush - 3
Green Sandpiper - 1
Oystercatcher - 28
Grey Partridge - 5
Wryneck golf course (RG)

Bullfinch 

Garden Warbler
 
Oystercatchers 

Whinchat

Wheatear

15 August, 2020

Records from today, 15th August - (RG)
Interesting variety and reasonable numbers in still and overcast conditions:


Grey Partridge 3
Oystercatcher 53 on golf course
Short-eared Owl 1
Swallow 10
Reed Warbler 11
Cetti’s Warbler 1h camp site
Grasshopper Warbler 1
Willow Warbler 21
Chiffchaff 4
Whitethroat 8
Lesser Whitethroat 1
Garden Warbler 1
Blackcap 2
Wheatear 15+
Redstart 1
Whinchat 2
Spotted Flycatcher 2
House Sparrow 30+
Corn Bunting 3

Yesterdays Cattle Egrets at the Camp Site (RG)


Short eared Owl (RG)

Whinchat

14 August, 2020

Cattle Egret – three flew in from the south, perched for about five minutes in the tops of the conifers at the camp site and then flew off north. (RG)
Grey Partridge 2
Little Egret 3
Green Sandpiper 1
Green Woodpecker 1 juv
Kingfisher 1
Swallow 3
Reed Warbler 7
Sedge Warbler 1
Cetti’s Warbler 1h
Willow Warbler 9
Chiffchaff 3
Whitethroat 8
Blackcap 4
Wheatear 12
House Sparrow 30+

Spot Fly 1
Common Gull 1

Common Gull Climping Beach

 
13th August
Grey Partridge 2+ I chick
Ringed Plover 6
Common Sandpiper 1
Sanderling 6
Mediterranean Gull 185+
Swallow 5
Reed Warbler 7
Sedge Warbler 1
Willow Warbler 8
Chiffchaff 2
Whitethroat 22
Lesser Whitethroat 2
Blackcap 2
Spotted Flycatcher 1 on golf course
Wheatear 9
Whinchat 1
Stonechat 2 juv
Jay 1
House Sparrow 20+

Shelduck 3E


 
11th August
Little Egret 3
Red Kite 1
Sparrowhawk 2-3
Green Sandpiper 1-2
Swallow 12
Reed Warbler 10
Sedge Warbler 4
Willow Warbler 14
Chiffchaff 2
Whitethroat 11
Lesser Whitethroat 3
Garden Warbler 2
Blackcap 1
Wheatear 6
Whinchat 1
Bullfinch 2
House Sparrow 20+

10 August, 2020

With a drop in the wind it was fairly quiet around the patch this morning

Spot Fly - 1
Whinchat - 2
Wheatear - 4
Willow Warbler - 12
Chiffchaff - 4
Blackcap - 5
Whitethroat - 13
Reed Warbler - 1
Sedge Warbler - 3
Skylark - 6
Sand Martin - 7
Swallow - 10
Green Woodpecker - 2
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Grey Partridge - 5
Buzzard - 1
Sparrowhawk - 1
Med Gull - 40
Common Gull - 2
Little Egret - 2
Whimbrel - 1
Dunlin - 3
Ringed Plover - 16
Turnstone - 7
Sanderling - 4
Oystercatcher - 10

Spot Fly bottom of longwood

Whinchat - rife north of golf course

09 August, 2020

A late afternoon visit around the fields north of the  Knucker hole produced.

Peregrine - 1
Whinchat - 2
Reed Bunting - 3
Wheatear - 2
Willow Warbler - 1
Chiffchaff - 1
Mistle Thrush - 1
Kingfisher - 1
Stock Dove - 3
Lapwing - 1
Jay - 2
Green Woodpecker - 1

Wheatear


A bit of variety in the patch this morning, even with a chilly north east breeze first thing. Combined totals below.

Pied Fly - 1 First wood
Spot Fly - 1 Bailiffscourt
Whinchat - 1
Wheatear - 4
Yellow Wagtail - 1
Garden Warbler - 2
Lesser Whitethroat - 3
Willow Warbler - 16
Chiffchaff - 5
Whitethroat - 12
Reed Warbler - 6
Sedge Warbler - 3
Reed Bunting - 1
Kestrel - 1
Green Woodpecker - 5
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Swift - 17
Swallow - 30
Sand Martin - 12
Green Sandpiper - 1
Whimbrel - 3
Curlew - 1
Sanderling - 6
Ringed Plover - 1
Oystercatcher - 1
Turnstone -1
Med Gull - 40

Pied Fly

Spot Fly

Climping Beach

08 August, 2020

Late afternoon visit in the heat of the sun found the following. At least managed a shot of the Green Sandpiper flushed from the first field rife east of bread lane.

Green Sandpiper - 1 Rife bread lane
Whinchat - 2                 "
Wheatear - 7
Reed Warbler - 3
Whitethroat - 3
Willow Warbler - 2
Blackcap - 1
Swift - 12
Swallow - 10
Med Gull - 1
Peregrine - 1
Buzzard - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Green Woodpecker - 2

Whinchat

Green Sandpiper


Another fine morning with a hint of variety, combined totals below. (RP,ES)


Wheatear - 10-12
Garden Warbler - 2
Blackcap - 5
Pied Wagtail - 3
Chiffchaff - 4
Willow Warbler - 6
Whitethroat - 8
Lesser Whitethroat - 1
Reed Warbler - 7
Sedge Warbler - 4
Swallow - 12
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Green Woodpecker 1
Kestrel - 2
Sparrowhawk - 1
Med Gull - 70
Oystercatcher - 27
Ringed Plover - 30
Sanderling - 20
Curlew - 1
Whimbrel - 3
Little Egret - 1


07 August, 2020

Very slow again today with the fine weather continuing, hopefully something of note will turn up soon, combined totals below.
Whinchat - 1
Wheatear - 1
Sedge Warbler - 6
Reed Warbler - 4
Lesser Whitethroat - 2
Whitethroat - 15
Reed Bunting - 3
Swallow - 8
House Martin - 1
Song Thrush - 4
Sparrowhawk - 1
Whimbrel - 3
Sanderling - 12
Ringed Plover - 5
Little Egret - 2

05 August, 2020

6 Wheatears were the only birds of note in windy conditions.

04 August, 2020

Quick visit this morning produced the following.(RP)

Buzzard - 1
Kestrel - 1
Sanderling - 1
Ringed Plover - 1
Whimbrel - 10
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Green Woodpecker - 2
Song Thrush - 2
Wheatear - 1
Swallow - 25
Blackcap - 4
Lesser Whitethroat - 2
Whitethroat - 12
Reed Warbler - 8
Sedge Warbler - 5
Chiffchaff - 7
Willow Warbler - 9

03 August, 2020

A bright warm sunny morning with evidence of a mass clearout in the patch, with very little moving through the bushes. A Green Sandpiper heard twice flying around the camp site, and good numbers of Med Gull off Climping Beach.

Green Sandpiper - heard
Med Gull - 80
Wheatear - 1
Lesser Whitethroat - 1
Whitethroat - 7
Willow Warbler - 6
Blackcap - 4
Reed Warbler - 5
Reed Bunting - 3
Meadow Pipit - 5
Skylark - 2
Great- spotted Woodpecker - 2
Green Woodpecker - 2
Swift - c.100
Swallow - 20

Lesser Whitethroat Atherington

Juv Med Gull Climping Beach



02 August, 2020

My first returning Wheatear this morning with 7 present together in field east of the paddock.

Garden Warbler - 1
Lesser Whitethroat - 1
Whitethroat - 16
Willow Warbler - 11
Chiffchaff - 8
Blackcap - 5
Reed Warbler - 9
Sedge Warbler - 3
Pied Wagtail - 2
Song Thrush - 3
Mistle Thrush - 2
Grey Partridge - 1
Swift - 80
Swallow - 27
Sand Martin - 11
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 3
Green Woodpecker - 2
Stock Dove - 1
Whimbrel - 10
Oystercatcher - 1
Ringed Plover - 1
Sandwich Tern - 4E
                                                                                                                                                                      
Sedge Warbler golf course

Wheatear 
                                                                                                                                                            

01 August, 2020

Generally pretty quiet again after leaving the golf course.(ES)

Reed Warbler - 5
Sedge Warbler - 2
Willow Warbler - 10
Chiffchaff - 5
Whitethroat - 4
Whimbrel - 10
Little Owl - 1
Kestrel - 1
Gannet - 1 juv offshore

Records for yesterday 31st July, with very warm conditions resulting in a very quiet day.

Garden Warbler - 1 Kents
Willow Warbler - 5
Chiffchaff - 7
Sedge Warbler - 1
Reed Warbler - 5
Blackcap - 5
Skylark - 3
Song Thrush - 1
Jay - 1
Green Woodpecker - 2
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Grey Partridge - 1
Buzzard - 1
Swift - 10
Swallow - 20
Whimbrel - 7
Ringed Plover - 10
Turnstone - 3
Med Gull - 5
Sandwich Tern - 4E

Linnet Atherington

Peregrine golf course 30th July