Little Egret - Climping 14/02/21

30 September, 2020

A walk up the west side of the River Arun from the Tesco roundabout towards the Ship & Anchor found the Great Egret in view opposite the Pub.(ES)

Great Egret - 1
Curlew - 3
Common Sandpiper - 2
Little Egret - 6
Grey Partridge - 2
Cetti's Warbler - 1
Chiffchaff - 8
Blackcap - 4
Song Thrush - 2
Reed Bunting - 4
Meadow Pipit - 80
Buzzard - 1

29 September, 2020

Single observer counts today from (RP)

Buzzard - 1
Kestrel - 1
Sparrowhawk - 1
Grey Heron - 3
Little Egret - 2
Great-crested Grebe - 1
Gannet - 1
Med Gull - 75
Swallow - 300
House Martin - 150
Green Woodpecker - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Kingfisher - 2
Stonechat - 20
Wheatear - 3
Common Sandpiper - 1
Yellow Wagtail - 1
Grey Wagtail - 4
Song Thrush - 1
Reed Warbler - 1
Cetti’s Warbler - 2
Chiffchaff - 8
Blackcap - 15
Meadow Pipit - 75+
Skylark - 2
Goldfinch - 50

28 September, 2020

 Birds a plenty this morning despite the combined totals.

Spotted Fly - 1
Redstart - 1
Wheatear - 3
Lesser Whitethroat - 1
Yellow Wagtail - 2
Grey Wagtail - 1
Pied Wagtail - 11
Chiffchaff - 75+
Goldcrest - 5
Cetti's Warbler - 2
Blackcap - 25
Stonechat - 35+
Reed Bunting - 9
Siskin - 29+ E
Skylark - 12
Meadow Pipit - c.200
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 4
Jay - 2
Peregrine - 1
Kestrel - 3
Sparrowhawk - 1
Grey Plover - 3
Curlew - 1
Turnstone - 7
Grey Heron - 1
Little Egret - 5
Brent Geese - 6W
Sandwich Tern - 5W
Gannet - 3W
Great-crested Grebe - 1
Med Gull - c.150+
Swallow - c.200+
House Martin - 35
Kingfisher - 1 Marina
Common Sandpiper - 1 Marina

Chiffchaff  present in good numbers

Record number of Stonechat present

Grey Plover

Great-crested Grebe 


27 September, 2020

Another walk up River mid afternoon, this time did make it up as far as the  Ship& Anchor Pub with the Great Egret still present opposite the Pub and viewed from the east side of the River. Please approach with caution.

Great Egret - 1
Little Egret - 6
Grey Heron - 2
Cormorant - 4
Curlew - 18
Common Sandpiper - 5
Oystercatcher - 2
Redshank - 2
Med Gull - 50
Cetti's Warbler - 1 hrd
Chiffchaff - 4
Blackcap - 2
Green Woodpecker - 1
Kestrel - 1
Starling - c.100
Meadow Pipit - 20
Yellow Wagtail - 4

Great Egret 
Another Seal one at Climping this morning and another River this afternoon



A bit of of variety in the patch this morning despite a brisk north west wind. With a constant stream of House Martin moving east, a Short-eared Owl north of Poole Place and a Red-throated Diver close inshore moving west.

Chiffchaff - 13
Goldcrest - 1
Blackcap - 5
Whitethroat - 1
Stonechat - 4
Wheatear - 2
Spotted Flycatcher - 1
Redpoll - 3
Siskin - 7
Linnet - 15
Meadow Pipit - c.75
Grey Wagtail - 1
Pied Wagtail - 6
Skylark - 8
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Jay - 2
Stock Dove - 1
Peregrine - 1
Sparrowhawk - 1
Buzzard - 3
Short-eared Owl - 1
Gannet - 7W 2E
Sandwich Tern - 5W 2E
Med Gull - 50
Black H Gull - c.750+
Common Gull - 7
Red-throated Diver - 1
Dunlin - 1
Sanderling - 4
Curlew - 1
Grey Plover - 5
Turnstone - 9

Spot Fly Atherington

Stonechat Paddock

Chiffchaff Atherington

Red-T-Diver Climping Beach

Seal

Hundreds of Black-headed Gulls 



26 September, 2020

A walk up River from the Tesco roundabout late afternoon with the intention of checking the area opposite the Ship & Anchor for the recent sighting of the Great Egret. Didn't make it that far up as called away, the following was recorded.

Common Sandpiper - 3
Oystercatcher - 2
Redshank -2
Curlew - 9
Kingfisher - 1
Grey Heron - 1
Little Egret - 2
Green Woodpecker - 2
Whinchat - 1
Cetti's Warbler - 1 hrd
Chiffchaff - 4
Meadow Pipit - 20
Pied Wagtail - 1
Buzzard - 2
Sparrowhawk - 1
House Martin - 100
Swallow - 15
Med Gull - 25
Redshank

Med Gull

Oystercatcher

Climping this morning with records from (ES)

Chiffchaff - 30
Blackcap - 7
Siskin - 9
Grey Wagtail - 1
Wheatear - 2
Meadow Pipit - 80
Cetti'sWarbler - 1
Sparrowhawk - 1
Little Egret - 3
 
Did the walk early afternoon with the Great Egret present opposite the pub, though elusive when in the reeds.(MD)

Gulls included:
Med - 142
BH Gull - 579
Common - 7
Herring - 154
Poor for waders compared to later in the afternoon.

25 September, 2020

A Merlin over Bread Lane early afternoon was worth dragging myself out of bed for.

Merlin - 1
Kestrel - 2
Blackcap - 20
Chiffchaff - 5
Stonechat - 1
Yellow Wagtail - 3
Meadow Pipit - 80
White Wagtail - 1
Pied Wagtail - 2
Goldcrest - 1
Dunlin - 1
Sanderling - 3
Ringed Plover - 1
Grey Plover - 1
House Martin - 20
Sand Martin - 3
Swallow - 7
Med Gull - 9


Merlin north over bread lane

Kestrel

R.Pulley had the pleasure of spending the morning at Climping with Belgian Med Gull ringer Renaud Flamant who is doing a tour of Sussex hot spots looking for Med Gulls, not a great deal around but three colour rings obtained, details to follow.

Med Gull - 100
Gannet - 3
Grey Plover - 2
Wheatear - 1
Skylark - 3

24 September, 2020

Pretty quiet again with a little movement offshore.(RP) 
Buzzard - 1 
Kestrel - 1 
Grey Heron - 6 
Med Gull - c.100 around 
Gannet - 4 
Great-northern Diver - 1 
Common Scoter - 3 
Pintail - 1 
Grey Plover - 2 
Dunlin - 3 
Sanderling - 3 
Turnstone - 2 
Chiffchaff - 4 
Blackcap - 2

23 September, 2020

Very slow at Climping Beach from midday in showery blustery conditions 

Chiffchaff - 5
Blackcap - 4
Yellow Wagtail - 1
Wheatear - 1
Meadow Pipit - 14
Skylark - 5
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Buzzard - 2
Grey Plover - 1
Sanderling - 1
Ringed Plover - 1
Common Gull - 1

Elmer Rocks: I started with a sea watch for the best part of an hour, but it was very slow and all I logged was 20+ Gannets east and 15 Med Gulls moving along the shoreline. A Spotted Flycatcher at hotspot corner was the best on offer this morning - perhaps my last of the year.


22 September, 2020

A Great White Egret seen from the first floor of the Ship & Anchor Pub at Ford at TQ 00521 03898 at 18:30.(HB)



A short walk covering the back of the golf course up to the Mill and back. (RP)
Grey Heron - 1
Stonechat - 10
Blackcap - 15
Chiffchaff - 12
Skylark - 6
Meadow Pipit - 2
Linnet - 2
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1

21 September, 2020

 A Great White Egret reported flying east past Elmer Rocks at 07:45(OM), hundreds of hirundine in the fields bottom of Long Wood, Chiffchaffs in every bush, combined totals below.


Spotted Fly - 4/5
Chiffchaff - 75+
Goldcrest - 1
Blackcap - 20
Yellow Wagtail - 22
Pied Wagtail - 15
White Wagtail - 3
Meadow Pipit - c.175
Lesser Whitethroat - 1
Whitethroat - 1
Stonechat - 4
Siskin - 45+
Reed Bunting - 2
Wheatear - 5
Teal - 1E
Great-crested Grebe - 2
Sandwich Tern - 5
Med Gull - 50+
Dunlin - 2
Grey Plover - 1
Curlew - 2
Little Egret - 2
Grey Heron - 1
Sparrowhawk - 1

Hundreds of House Martin

Yellow Wagtail

Large number of Meadow Pipit this morning

Stonechat

Reed Bunting

20 September, 2020

Hard work again in the brisk north east wind, with again 100+ Siskin east, 18 Chiffchaff,  2 Wheatear, 1 Stonechat, 14 Grey Plover, 3 Sandwich Tern, with good numbers and House Martin east.(ES)


Late morning visit with the wind and hirundine movement still prominent.

Chiffchaff - 12
Meadow Pipit - 30
Sand Martin - 5
Blackcap - 3
Whitethroat - 1
Yellow Wagtail - 7
Siskin - 25
Redpoll - 4
Wheatear - 1
Stonechat - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Green Woodpecker - 1
Buzzard - 1
Peregrine - 1
Sparrowhawk - 1
Kestrel - 2
Grey Plover - 1
Sanderling - 2


Grey Plover

Sanderling

19 September, 2020

Much the same as yesterday in the patch with c.150+ Siskin, 18 Redpoll, a constant light flow of Swallow with small numbers of House Martin east, 2 Wheatear, 3 Blackcap, 22 Chiffchaff, 1 Stonechat and 2 Common Tern offshore.

Marsh Farm mid afternoon with good numbers of Chiffchaff in evidence, and my first Coal Tit of the autumn.

Chiffchaff - 17
Lesser Whitethroat - 1
Blackcap - 7
Goldcrest - 1
Coal Tit - 1 or 2
Yellowhammer - 1
Linnet - 32
Grey Wagtail - 3
Yellow Wagtail - 2
Siskin -1
Bullfinch - 1
Stonechat - 1
Starling c.175
Stock Dove - 4
Buzzard - 2
Sparrowhawk - 1
Jay - 2
Snipe - 5
Tufted Duck - 3
Gadwall - 15

Coal Tit




Lesser Whitethroat





Deer

Bullfinch


18 September, 2020

Overall very quiet, although some finch movement, with 100+ Siskin, 12 Redpoll, light flow of Swallow with the occasional Sand Martin, 22 Chiffchaff, 1 Stonechat and 2 Grey Wagtail. (ES)


Quieter than yesterday at Elmer Rocks ,with the highlight being a Crossbill flying east over the back fields.(OM)

Gannet - 3W
Little Egret - 2
Brent Geese - 2W
Sanderling - 16
Turnstone - 10
Ringed Plover - 
Oystercatcher - 12
Kestrel - 1
Sandwich Tern 5E
Med Gull - 3E
Meadow Pipit - 12N
Yellow Wagtail - 4
Pied Wagtail - 1E
Swallow - 20E
Chiffchaff - 10
Siskin - 110E
Goldfinch - 25E
Crossbill - 1E

17 September, 2020

A Curlew Sandpiper landed on the rocks at Elmer at 10:30 before continuing west, and the first returning Brent Goose west at 10:00. Also 300+  Siskin through in just over an hour from 07:30-08:45 and a Kingfisher briefly over the sea before flying north.(OM)

Brent Goose - 1W
Gannet - 16W
Cormorant - 10W single flock
Grey Heron - 5W single flock
Shelduck - 7W
Wigeon - 14W
Teal - 4W

16 September, 2020

A brief early afternoon visit covering Kents and the Paddock, found the area generally very quiet.

Redstart - 1
Lesser Whitethroat - 1
Whitethroat - 1
Blackcap - 5
Chiffchaff - 2
Yellow Wagtail - 7
Siskin - 1
Meadow Pipit - 17
House Sparrow - 39
Swallow - 30
Buzzard - 1
Kestrel - 2

14 September, 2020

 Good numbers numbers of Siskin on the move this morning, not always visible but numbers certainly in the hundreds. Light passage of Swallows and House Martins throughout the morning.

Redstart - 2
Spot Fly - 4
Lesser Whitethroat - 1
Whitethroat - 5
Chiffchaff - 27
Willow Warbler - 2
Blackcap - 33
Yellow Wagtail - 9
Grey Wagtail - 3
Pied Wagtail - 5
Wheatear - 3
Meadow Pipit - 35
Linnet - 20
House Sparrow - 37
Song Thrush - 2
Kingfisher - 3
Grey Heron - 2
Little Egret - 1
Jay - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Green Woodpecker - 2
Buzzard - 1
Kestrel - 1
Stock Dove - 3
Med Gull c.200+
Common Gull - 6

One of two Redstart around the paddock

Spotted Flycatcher paddock

Chiffchaff in good numbers this morning


13 September, 2020

Nice bright sunny morning around the golf course with a light south west breeze.

Tree Pipit - 4
Meadow Pipit - 45
Grey Wagtail - 3
Yellow Wagtail - 12
Pied Wagtail - 13
Spotted Flycatcher - 1
Siskin - 27
Redstart - 1
Stonechat - 3
Cetti's Warbler - 1 hrd
Chiffchaff - 16
Willow Warbler - 2
Blackcap - 35
Whitethroat - 12
Wheatear - 4
Reed Bunting - 3
Green Woodpecker - 5
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 3
Buzzard - 3
Song Thrush - 2
Jay - 2
Swallow - 50
Curlew - 2
Oystercatcher - 9
Snipe - 1
Little Egret - 5/12
Grey Heron - 2
Med Gull - c.200+
Sandwich Tern - 3w


Redstart paddock

Med Gull present again in numbers offhore & fields.


 
Buzzard

12 September, 2020

 (ES) reports that it was very quiet in the patch this morning with Kingfisher, & Common Sandpiper seen around the Marina, 13 Chiffchaff, 11 Blackcap, 6 Whitethroat, 2 Wheatear, and 2 Buzzard.


Marsh Farm mid afternoon produced the Redstart in exactly the same location as last week.
Firecrest - 1
Redstart - 1
Stonechat - 1
Yellowhammer - 3
Grey Wagtail - 1
Yellow Wagtail - 6
Pied Wagtail - 1
Chiffchaff - 10
Willow Warbler - 1
Reed Warbler - 1
Reed Bunting - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Green Woodpecker - 1
Jay - 3
Med Gull - 7
Buzzard - 3
Sparrowhawk - 1
Gadwall - 7







 

10 September, 2020

 A Firecrest in the N/W corner of Poole Place today.

Yesterday mid afternoon visit produced, 4 Wheatear, 100 Med Gull, small numbers of Siskin, Yellow Wagtail over head, Whitethroat, Chiffchaff and Blackcap, and a Lesser Whitethroat at the paddock.


07 September, 2020

The Wryneck again showing well just west of Poole Place, and a good count of 850 Med Gull in the area, surely a four figure number is not too far away.  Kents provided most of activity with the Crests and Flycatchers present there.

Firecrest - 1
Goldcrest - 2
Pied Fly - 1
Spotted Fly - 1
Lesser Whitethraot - 3
Whinchat - 3
Wheatear - 16
Chiffchaff - 30
Willow Warbler - 4
Blackcap - 35
Whitethroat - 10
Yellow Wagtail - 7
Grey Wagtail - 2
Siskin - 5
Bullfinch - 2
Peregrine - 1
Sparrowhawk - 1
Buzzard -1
Starling - 130
Song Thrush - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Green Woodpecker - 3
Med Gull - 850 (RF)
Cetti's Warbler - 1
Sandwich Tern - 8
Little Owl - 1

Lesser Whitethroat


Goldcrest 

06 September, 2020

Overall feeling of disappointment with good coverage not discovering anything of note, good numbers of Pipits, Wagtails and Siskin.

 As I write a report of a Wryneck in the long hedge west of Poole Place.(OM)

Little Egret - 2
Kingfisher - 1
Siskin - 70+
Wheatear - 6
Yellow Wagtail - 40+
Grey Wagtail - 15
Pied Wagtail - 4
Meadow Pipit - 100+
Bullfinch - 3
Reed Bunting - 3
Redstart - 2
Spot Fly - 4
Stonechat - 1
Blackcap - 40
Whitethroat - 20
Willow Warbler - 5
Chiffchaff - 22
Cetti's Warbler - 1
Reed Warbler - 1
Peregrine - 1
Sparrowhawk - 2
Kestrel - 1
Green Woodpecker - 2
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Little Owl - 1

Grey Heron - 2


05 September, 2020

 Combined totals below with the highlight being a Pied Fly at Kents.

 Peregrine - 1
Kestrel - 1
Buzzard - 1
Grey Heron - 4
Little Egret - 1
Oystercatcher - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 4
Green Woodpecker - 3
Swallow - 50+
Sand Martin - 25+
Jay - 2
Yellow Wagtail - 25+
Grey Wagtail - 5
Whinchat - 4
Stonechat - 2
Wheatear - 50+
Redstart - 3
Spotted Fly - 4
Pied Fly - 1 Kents
Cetti’s Warbler - 1
Reed Warbler - 1
Chiffchaff -  28
Willow Warbler - 2
Blackcap - 42
Garden Warbler - 3
Whitethroat - 35
Lesser Whitethroat - 3
Linnet - 30
Siskin - 50+
 

Marsh Farm late afternoon:

Redstart - 3/4
Spot Fly - 7
Whinchat - 1
Lesser Whitethroat - 1
Whitethroat - 6
Pied Wagtail - 2
Reed Warbler - 1
Blackcap - 8
Willow Warbler - 8
Chiffchaff - 20
Cetti's Warbler - 1
Bullfinch - 3
Mistle Thrush - 3
Buzzard - 5
Jay - 4
Swallow - 200+
House Martin - 20
Sand Martin - 45
Stock Dove - 5
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Green Woodpecker - 3
Grey Heron - 2
Gadwall - 15

Redstart

Spot Fly

Bullfinch


04 September, 2020

Combined totals from the patch today.

Peregrine - 1
Buzzard - 1
Kestrel - 2
Sparrowahwk - 1
Oystercatcher - 5
Kingfisher - 2
Song Thrush - 1
Swallow - 20
House Martin - 20
Yellow Wagtail - 5
Siskin - 20
Pied Fly - 1
Spotted Fly - 2
Wheatear - 11
Willow Warbler - 3
Chiffchaff - 15
Whitethroat - 20
Lesser Whitethroat - 1
Blackcap - 15
Cetti's Warbler - 1
Sedge Warbler - 1
Reed Warbler - 2
Med Gull - 75
Water Vole - 1
Migrant Hawker - 1

A surprise Dartford Warbler in a weedy field around the campsite at Church Farm, Climping. Two Redstart and  four Spotted Fly. (RG)


03 September, 2020

 A quick afternoon visit from Kents produced a Hobby dashing west of the camp site, 2 Kestrel, a Sparrowhawk,  and 4 Whitethroat there, 11 Ringed Plover in the pea field nearby and 10 Med Gull flew south.

02 September, 2020

Good numbers again with a bit of variety.

Peregrine - 1
Kestrel - 1
Sparrowhawk - 1
Buzzard - 1
Short-eared Owl - 1
Grey Heron - 2
Great-spotted Woodpecker -1
Green Woodpecker - 1
Common Sandpiper - 1
Curlew - 2
Redstart - 2
Spot Fly - 2
Yellow Wagtail - 10
Grey Wagtail - 1
Garden Warbler - 2
Lesser Whitethroat - 4
Whitethroat - 25
Blackcap - 30
Chiffchaff - 4
Bullfinch - 1
Jay - 1
Swallow 15
Grey Partridge - 4
Sandwich Tern - 1

01 September, 2020

Pied Fly at Kents (RG) , a Short-eared Owl  seen from the beach then flying over the golf course, and a Cuckoo flying into the horse paddock both seen by (AH) this morning. Two Redstart, 8 Wheatear and a steady stream of hirundine moving east this afternoon.