Little Egret - Climping 14/02/21

07 May, 2021

For info, there was a cracking male Whinchat this morning (pic) at hotspot corner not too far west of Poole Place.

A Wheatear was around Poole Place, whilst another 4 Wheatears together were on the concrete road behind Poole Place (where Baird had put the logs and rocks on the field edges.

Didn’t really watch the sea.... 10 sandwich and 4 GCG’s offshore. Walked to Atherington/Bread lane – just a few Blackcaps, Chiffs and Whitethroats but nothing of any note, surprisingly. (OM)


River, Golf Course onto Atherington(ES)

Black Redstart - 1
Chifchaff - 6
Blackcap - 8
Whitethroat - 10
Reed warbler - 5
Sedge Warbler - 3
Cetti's Warbler - 2 heard
Willow Warbler - 1
Wheatear - 3
Sparrowawk - 2
Swift - 1
Sand Martin - 1
Common Sandpiper - 1 River


05 May, 2021

 Very quiet this morning, with nothing of note moving offshore. (BA,ES)

Hobby - 1
Buzzard - 2
Swift - 35 in off sea
Swallow - 14
House Martin - 1
Whimbrel - 7
Dunlin - 3W
Oystercatcher - 6W 5E
Common Sandpiper 2 river
Cormornat - 15W 4E
Shelduck - 1W
Gannet - nc
Sandwich Tern - 16W 9E
Great-crested Grebe - 7 os
Wheatear - 2
Willow Warbler - 2
Chifchaff - 4
Cetti's Warbler - 2 heard
Whitethroat - 12
Reed Warbler - 5
Sedge Warbler - 3
Reed Bunting - 3
Jay - 2
Little Egret - 1
Stock Dove - 1

Whimbrel golf course

Wheatear climping beach

Meadow Pipit west beach

Tortington to Ford along the River in windy conditions.(MD)

Corn Bunting - 6
Whimbrel - 2
Common Sandpiper - 2
Oystercatcher - 1
Yellowhammer - 1
Reed Bunting - 3
Reed Warbler - 6
Sedge Warbler - 1
Whitethroat - 2
Pied Wagtail - 1
Buzzard - 3



04 May, 2021

Manx Shearwater

Blustery conditions at Climping this morning found several Manx Shearwater on the move, with some giving reasonable views.

Manx Shearwater - 14W 4E
Black-throated Diver - 1W 
Fulmar - 1E
Diver sp - 3W
Common Scoter - 27E
Sandwich Tern - 4W
Great-crested Grebe - 3W
Dunlin - 45W
Swift - 3N
House Martin - 2N
Swallow - 5
Wheatear - 2
Peregrine - 2

Marsh Farm this morning found a single Little-ringed Plover and 2 Shelduck on the scrape.


02 May, 2021

Very quiet around Climping this morning with very little moving offshore, except for a few Sandwich Terns and Gannets.

Med Gull - 15E 6W
Little Egret - 3
Sanderling - 16
Grey Heron - 1
Great-crested Grebe - 4
Swift - 2
Swallow - 10
Chiffchaff - 5
Blackcap - 9
Whitethroat - 10
Wheataer - 1
Bullfinch - 1

North along River Arun from Tortington

Red Kite - 1
Kestrel - 1
Cuckoo - 1
Corn Bunting - 1
Sedge Warbler - 4
Reed Warbler - 10
Cetti's Warbler - 1
Reed Bunting - 5
Whitethroat - 6
Lesser Whitethroat - 1
Little Egret - 3
Lapwing - 5
Mute Swan - 13

Cuckoo 

Reports from Climping by (ES) for yesterday Saturday 1st May

Chiffchaff - 6
Blackcap - 10
Whitethroat - 16
Lesser Whitethroat - 2
Coal Tit - 1 Marina
Reed Warbler - 5
Sedge Warbler - 4
Cetti's Warbler - 2 heard
Reed Bunting - 4
Whimbrel - 2
Swallow - 9
Sanderling - 2
Great-crested Grebe - 11
Kestrel - 1

28 April, 2021

Numbers for today from (ES)

Hobby - 1 in off
Wheatear - 2
Blackcap - 6
Cetti's Warbler - 2 hrd
Chiffchaff - 4
Whitethroat - 10
Lesser Whitethroat - 1
Reed Warbler - 3
Sedge Warbler - 2
Swallow - 16
Sand Martin - 4
Sandwich Tern - 8
Brent Geese - 90E
Whimbrel - 3
Great-crested Grebe - 4 os

 

27 April, 2021

First stop Marsh Farm this morning with only one Little-ringed Plover and singing Willow Warbler and Yellowhammer present.

Onto Climping Beach from Kents Cottages, a few more hours wasted looking at the sea.

Red-throated Diver - 2E
Diver Sp - 2E
Great Skua - 2E
Sandwich Tern - 14E 11W
Med Gull - 7W 2N 3 os
Gannet - Present
Whimbrel - 6W 2E
Bar-tailed Godwit - 4W
Oystercatcher - 14W 1E
Turnstone - 5W
Ringed Plover - 1W
Great-crested Grebe - 5 os 2W 2E
Yellow Wagtail - 2
Swallow - 7
Reed Warbler - 1
Blackcap - 7
Whitethroat - 2
Chiffchaff - 3
Buzzard - 2

Last stop at the fields west of Lyminster & the river.

Corn Bunting - 2
Reed Warbler - 7
Sedge Warbler - 3
Cetti's Warbler - 4 
Reed Bunting - 5
Yellowhammer - 4
Greenshank - 1
Common Sandpiper - 2
Redshank - 1
Lapwing - 10
Buzzard - 6
Greylag Geese - 2

Corn Bunting

Skylark

Greylag

Lapwing

24 April, 2021

Good coverage at the patch this morning with good numbers moving through early before  the wind picked up and swung round to north east. Combined numbers below.

Great Skua - 5E 2W
Commic Tern - 39E
Sandwich Tern - 30E 5W
Gannet - c.50E 15W
Fulmar - 4E 2W
Med Gull - 13E 4W
Common Scoter - 200+ E
Great-crested Grebe - 6os 4E
Cormorant - 13E 5W
Whimbrel - 102E
Bar-tailed Godwit - 4E
Dunlin - 3E
Redshank - 10E
Greenshank - 1 heard
Oystercatcher - 3W
Sanderling - 10E
Shovler - 2E
Shelduck - 9
Hobby - 1N
Buzzard - 1
Cuckoo - 1
Yellow WQagtail - 1
Chiffchaff - 8
Willow Warbler - 2
Cetti's Warbler - 2 heard
Whitethroat - 4
Blackcap - 13
Swallow - 5
Grey Seal - 2

Great Skua offshore this morning


Two Little-ringed Plover again on the scrape at Marsh Farm this morning.



23 April, 2021

Still pretty quiet considering the date, records today from (RG)

Willow Warbler - 4
Whitethroat - 14
Reed Warbler - 1 
Sedge Warbler - 1
Cetti's Warbler - 2
Swallow - 1
Whimbrel - 30 E
Bar-tailed Godwit - 57E
Dunlin- 9E
Shelduck - 7E
Sandwich Tern - 5E
Kittiwake - 1W
Great Skua - 1 offshore

22 April, 2021

Goosander & Little Gulls

Sea watch from Climping Beach this morning in cold brisk conditions, with a Goosander west close inshore and 3 Little Gull. BA,RG,OM.

Goosander - 1W
Little Gull - 3E
Great Skua - 3E
Fulmar - 2W
Bar-tailed Godwit - 74E
Whimbrel - 31E
Dunlin - 2E
Ringed Plover - 2W
Sandwich Tern - 6E 3W
Med Gull - 4W
Gannet - 45E 11W
Cormorant - 5E 2W
Shelduck - 1
Grey Heron - 2
Yellow Wagtail - 2
Reed Warbler - 9
Sedge Warbler - 2
Cetti's Warbler - 2
Blackcap - 11
Whitethroat - 10
Chiffchaff - 6
Reed Bunting - 2
Sparrowhawk - 1
Grey Seal - 1

A quick check on the scrape at Marsh Farm this morning found a single Little-ringed Plover an Egyptian Goose and 2 Shelduck. 

An evening visit at 17:00 produced pairs of Little-ringed Plover, Shelduck & Egyptian Geese.

21 April, 2021

Very slow offshore this morning, but a coulple of 1st for the year with a Gropper reeling at Mill Road corner, and a male Whinchat seen at the setaside and end of the golf course. BA & RG

Grasshopper Warbler - 1 heard
Whinchat - 1 or 2 
Wheatear - 6
Yellow Wagtail - 1
Reed Warbler - 1
Sedge Warbler - 1
Cetti's Warbler - 2
Reed Bunting - 3
Blackcap - 11
Willow Warbler - 2
Chiffchaff - 8
Whitethroat - 12
Sand Martin - 4
Song Thrush - 4
Bar-tailed Godwit - 8E
Whimbrel - 28E
Sanderling - 8W
Common Scooter - 5E
Fulmar - 1E
Med Gull - 5E
Gannet - 27E 4W
Cormorant - 14E 3W
Sandwich Tern - 23E 3W
Commic Tern - 1E
Mute Swan - 4E 2W
Little Egret - 2
Great-crested Grebe - 6 os

Two Little Ringed Plover on the scrape opposite Peregrine House off Ford Lane.



19 April, 2021

Out mid morning and was predictably fairly slow going, with the only suprise bring a Yellowhammer north of the golf course.

Yellowhammer - 1
Willow Warbler - 2
Chiffchaff - 3
Blackcap - 8
Whitethroat - 2
Wheatear - 3
Med Gull - 12
Sandwich Tern - 4E
Whimbrel - 3
Great-crested Grebe - 6
Buzzard - 1
Sparrowhawk - 1
Kestrel - 3
Jay - 1
Song Thrush - 3
Stock Dove - 1
Grey Heron - 2



 Med Gull

Linnet

Yellowhammer

An hour sea watch from Climping Car Park at 17:30.

Great Skua - 2W
Common Tern -3E
Sandwich Tern - 12E 8W
Whimbrel - 1
Med Gull - 2W
Gannet - 7E 3W

Bonxie

Common Tern

Sandwich Tern


18 April, 2021

A walk around the Knuckerhole and fields north there, found a little variety this morning.

Egyptian Gese - 2
Canada Goose - 1
Mandarin Duck - 1
Gadwall - 2
Tufted Duck - 1
Wigeon - 3
Little Grebe -1 
Mute Swan - 2
Cormorant - 5
Lapwing - 11
Little Egret - 1
Lesser BB Gull - 2
Med Gull - 4
Whitethroat - 1
Willow Warbler - 2
Cetti's Warbler - 2 heard
Chiffchaff - 7
Goldcrest - 2
Reed Bunting - 7
Yellowhammer - 2
Buzzard - 5
Green Woodpecker - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1

YBW at Patching sewage works this afternoon

A White Wagtail on the pool at the bottom of Longwood this afternoon, also 2 Little Egret and 3 Stock Dove and small numbers of Gannet, Med Gull and Sandwich Tern on the move.

 

17 April, 2021

Another Little-ringed Plover at the diminishing pool at the bottom of Longwood, hopefully we will get some rain soon before it totally dries out. Fairly quiet around the golf course, but 2 Sedge Warbler on the way back was a nice bonus.

Sedge Warbler - 2
Cetti's Warbler - 1 heard
Willow Warbler - 2
Whitethroat - 2
Chiffchaff - 7
Blackcap - 11
Goldcrest - 2
Coal Tit - 1 Marina heard 
Reed Bunting - 3
Bullfinch - 1
Linnet - c.35
Song Thrush - 4
Swallow - 3
Peregrine - 2
Buzzard - 6
Sparrowhawk - 1
Kestrel - 1
Red Kite - 1
Great-crested Grebe - 2
Grey Heron - 3
Little Egret - 1
Kingfisher - 1
Little-ringed Plover - 1
Shelduck - 1
Med Gull - 27

Little-ringed Plover

Red Kite

Med Gulls moving north




16 April, 2021

Several noisy Med Gull moving around this morning over the patch, in a generally quiet cold morning. (BA, ES)

Greenshank - 1 heard
Canada Geese - 2
Shelduck - 1
Little Egret - 2
Sandwich Tern - 5E 2W
Med Gull - 70
Willow Warbler - 1
Whitethroat - 4
Blackcap - 6
Chiffchaff - 9
Cetti's Warbler - 2 heard
Coal Tit - 1 Marina
Song Thrush - 7
Green Woodpecker - 1
Linnet - 35
Buzzard - 1

Canada Geese behind the horse paddock

Shelduck bottom of long wood


10 April, 2021

 A very cold morning at Climping Beach, with a Bonxie and my first Whimbrel of the year.

Great Skua - 1E 1W
Whimbrel - 4E
Brent Goose - 1E
Sandwich Tern - 3E 4W
Gannet - 55E 11W
Med Gull - 4E
Shelduck - 9E
Great-crested Grebe - 3
Sanderling - 5W
Oystercatcher - 1W
Stock Dove - 3
Song Thrush - 4
Jay - 1
Buzzard - 1
Whitethroat - 2
Chiffchaff - 5
Blackcap - 5
Grey Heron - 1

09 April, 2021

Still seemed failrly quiet, although the first Sedge Warbler of year seen around around the golf course, and with a little movement occuring offshore. Combined totals below.

Sedge Warbler - 1
Willow Warbler - 3
Whitethroat - 2
Blackcap - 7
Chiffchaff - 9
Cetti's Warbler - 2
Wheatear - 13
Swallow - 2N
Great- spotted Woodpecker - 5
Green Woodpecker - 2
Grey Partridge - 2
Avocet - 1
Little Egret - 1
Ringed Plover - 5
Turnstone - 17W
Med Gull - 4W
Sandwich Tern - 6E 2W
Fulmar - 2E
Red-throated Diver - 3E
Great-crested Grebe - 7os, 1E
Brent Geese - 4E 1W
Common Scoter - c. 40E
Gannet - c.50 mainly west

One of several Blackcap around Kents

08 April, 2021

A cold brisk wind form the west, with little movement offshore and still relatively quite around the bushes.

Willow Warbler - 1
Chiffchaff - 7
Blackcap - 5
Whitethroat - 1
Wheatear - 2
Song Thrush - 6
Green Woodpecker - 2
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Eider - 2W
Gadwall - 2W
Shoveler - 4W
Common Scoter - 21E
Shelduck - 2W
Gannet - c. 50 mainly west
Sandwich Tern - 11E 3W
Med Gull - 2W
Curlew - 1E
Dunlin - 1W
Sanderling 3W
Turnstone - 27W
Ringed Plover - 7
Little Egret - 3
Canada Goose - 1W
Cormornat - 7W 3E
Great-crested Grebe - 9 os
Red-breasted Merganser - 3W 7E
Stock Dove - 3
Buzzard - 2
Sparrowhawk - 1
Kestrel - 1

03 April, 2021

 Very  quiet & cold this morning, with little of note moving offshore, except for a trickle of Gannet's moving east and a couple of Sandwich Tern, combined totals below.

Avocet - 1
Kingfisher - 1
Oystercatcher - 7E
Turnstone - 11
Little Egret - 2
Grey Heron - 2
Gannet - 31E 1W
Cormorant - 5E 1W
Med Gull - 11 on beach
Sandwich Tern - 2E
Great-crested Grebe - 1 o/s
Little Grebe - 1 river
Stock Dove - 5
Song Thrush - 5
Swallow - 1
Blackcap - 6
Chiffchaff - 10
Linnet - 15
Pied Wagtail - 2
Cetti's Warbler - 1 heard
Reed Bunting - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 3
Sparrowhawk - 2
Buzzard - 2
Kestrel - 2

A visit to Church Farm this afternoon found a Whitethroat, single Mistle and 3 Song Thrush, with several Meadow Pipit in the area.




02 April, 2021

 A walk around Marsh Farm this morning in cold cloudy conditions was suprisingly pretty quiet with nothing on the pools.

Red Kite - 1
Buzzard - 5
Jay - 1
Song Thrush - 4
Green Woodpecker - 3
Stock Dove - 1
Lesser BB Gull - 2
Chiffchaff - 7
Cetti's Warbler - 4
Blackcap - 5
Linnet - c.30
Yellowhammer - 2
Reed Bunting - 1
Swallow - 2
Pied Wagtail - 3
Snipe - 19
Mute Swan - 2
Gadwall - 2

Red Kite

Coal Tit



01 April, 2021

Good numbers of passerine in off the sea this morning, with a constant trickle from 09:30,  and a Red Kite over Atherington.

Swallow - 5
Sand Martin - 7
House Martin - 3
Meadow Pipits - 75N
Linnet - 45
Skylark - 7
Chiffchaff - 12
Blackcap - 5
Cetti' Warbler - 1 heard
Pied Wagtail - 5
Wheatear - 2
Red Kite - 1
Buzzard - 2
Sparrowhawk - 1
Kestrel - 2
Avocet - 1
Oystercatcher - 2E
Turnstone - c.150W
Sandwich Tern - 1E
Med Gull - 2W
Lesser BB Gull - 1
Little Egret - 1
Grey Heron - 4
Shovler - 2E
Great-crested Grebe - 3 os
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Green Woodpecker - 1
Stock Dove - 2
Song Thrush - 1

Red Kite

31 March, 2021

With a sea mist and cloud cover, it was very slow offshore, and perhaps a clearout over night had occured, combined totals below.

Sandwich Tern - 4E 2W
Common Scoter - 10E
Great-crested Grebe - 7 os
Red-breatsed Merganser - 15 os
Guillemot - 1 os
Cormorant - 7E 2W
Sanderling 20W
Turnstone - 70E
Swallow - 2
Kingfisher - 1
Little Egret - 3
Grey Heron - 3
Avocet - 1
Ringed Plover - 3
Yellowhammer - 1
Blackcap - 4
Chiffchaff - 9
Cetti's Warbler - 1 heard
Linnet - 7
Skylark - 10
Song Thrush - 2
Buzzard - 2
Sparrowhawk - 2
Kestrel - 1
Green Woodpecker - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1

 
Yellowhammer Mill Lane

30 March, 2021

 Highlights from this morning supplied by (ES), becomming quieter as the morning progressed. 2 Little-ringed Plover, 19 Sanderling, 6 Ringed Plover, 4 Little Egret, Yellowhammer, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 6 Wheatear,11 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap.

29 March, 2021

Yet another Little-ringed Plover and the Avocet still present on the Pool at the bottom of longwood this morning. Combined totals below.

Little Ringed Plover - 1
 Avocet - 1
Mute Swan - 2
Swallow - 3
Willow Warbler - 1
Chiffchaff - 10
Wheatear - 20
Treecreeper - 2
Bullfinch - 1
Song Thrush - 3
Skylark - 6
Great-crested Grebe - 1
Grey Heron - 2
Little Egret - 1
Kestrel - 2
Buzzard - 1

26 March, 2021

Red-throated Diver - 1E
Diver sp - 2E
Gannet - 53W 5E
Med Gull - 5E 3W
Lesser-black backed Gull - 4
Great-crested Grebe - 1W
Red-breasted Merganser - 5
Auk sp - 1W
Sanderling - 27W
Turnstone - 15W
Ringed Plover - 4
Avocet - 1
Shelduck - 2
Teal - 2W
Little Egret - 1
Wheatear - 2
Chiffchaff - 2
Goldcrest - 1
Skylark - 7
Stock Dove - 5
Kestrel - 2
Buzzard - 1
Green Woodpecker - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1

Mistle Thrush


25 March, 2021

Good numbers of Wheatear present along the beach this morning with at least 16 around, the Avocet still present, but no sign of any LRP today. A second Black Redstart seen around the 2nd overflow car park around the mountain of wooden breakwaters.

Black Redstart - 2
Wheatear - 16+
Chiffchaff - 8
Cetti's Warbler - 1 heard
Linnet - 7
Pied Wagtail - 9
Meadow Pipit - 15
Skylark - 10
Stock Dove - 7
Song Thrush - 5
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Green Woodpecker - 1
Avocet - 1
Kingfisher - 2
Red-legged Partridge - 1
Shelduck - 3E 2 Field
Mute Swan - 2
Grey Heron - 6
Little Egret - 3
Grey Plover - 4W
Sanderling - 35E
Common Sandpiper - 1 River
Peregrine - 2
Buzzard - 2

Avocet still present

Black Redstart

Wheatear West Beach

24 March, 2021

A report of a Wheatear along the River Arun by the Ship & Anchor Pub, also 2 Common Sandpiper, and 2 Redshank. An adult Little Gull west close inshore at 13:45 and a male Blackcap first wood. (MD)

With nothing again moving offshore, good coverage ensued this morning after another slog around the patch.  2 Little Ringed Plover late morning in the flooded field at the bottom of Longwood with the Avocet still present, also a Black Redstart at Climping Beach west of the car park. Combined totals below.

Little-ringed Plover - 2
Avocet - 1
Ringed Plover - 12
Turnstone - 57
Sanderling - 22
Oystercatcher - 4E
Shelduck - 2
Little Egret - 2
Black Redstart - 1
Wheatear - 3
Chiffchaff - 11
Cetti's Warbler - 1 heard
Goldcrest - 4
Linnet - 7
Meadow Pipit - 11
Skylark - 9
Jay - 1
Green Woodpecker - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1

Little-ringed Plovers


Wheatear on the golf course

Black Redstart


23 March, 2021

Avocet still present at the bottom of Longwood at 17:15, also 2 Shelduck and 2 Buzzards in the area.




I have been keeping an eye on the flooded field at the bottom of Longwood for the last couple of weeks, hoping it might provide something interesting, usually best viewed on a high tide and minimal disturbance. After watching the sea at Climping beach with nothing happening, shocked to find an Avocet & Little Ringed Plover around the pool this morning, combined totals below.

Avocet - 1
Little-ringed Plover - 1
Med Gull - 2
Dunlin - 2W
Oystercatcher - 6E 1W
Sanderling - 7E
Turnstone - 25W 3E
Red-breasted Merganser - 15 os
Great-crested Grebe - 4E % os
Shelduck - 3W 2 field
Brent Geese - 4E
Cormorant - 5E
Chiffchaff - 10
Cetti's Warbler - 2
Little Egret - 2

Avocet bottom of longwood

22 March, 2021

Six Chiffchaff and 2 Kingfisher around the golf course this morning. (RP)

Records for the last few days supplied by (OM) 

20/3 - Another visit to the local patch at Elmer Rocks finally produced my first Wheatear of the spring,  always a joy, whilst two Slavonian Grebes offshore on a calm sea were also present, one deciding to fly off east to Climping. A flock of 11 Brent Geese and a single drake Shoveler also went east and a Shelduck west, before a pod of 6 or more Dolphins appeared offshore at some distance (scope views) - presumably Bottle-nosed? Red-breasted Mergansers were also much in evidence again with c.45 present, many of which were displaying, whilst a single Gannet and a diver sp were also logged. 

 21/3 - Slow-going again offshore this morning, though there were a couple of odds and ends, with a drake Tufted Duck that flew inshore from well out and briefly dropped onto the sea behind the rock islands before moving on E, a Kestrel that went E offshore and 4 Common Scoter W. A distant diver E was too distant to safely ID and a shoreline Little Egret later flew off inland.On my way back a newly-arrived female Wheatear was on top of a rock island, whilst c.30 R/b Mergansers and 3 Great Crested Grebes were offshore.

22/3 - I watched the flat calm sea for a couple of hours (0800-1000), although visibility was not great, but there was nothing happening apart from several decent flocks of Brent Geese moving through – my total being 270E – and 2 Med Gulls. A single Slavonian Grebe was offshore together with c.30 R/b Mergansers and 3 Great Crested Grebes, whilst 10 Turnstones were on Poole Place rock groyne. At hotspot corner a single Chiffchaff, a noisy Jay and a Green Woodpecker were the only species of note, with a drumming Great Spotted Woodpecker nearby.