Little Egret - Climping 14/02/21

31 January, 2021

Red-throated Divers on the move

 At Climping Beach this morning were (PD) had been insitu since 07:30 good numbers of Red-throated Diver moving east with a combined total over 60 seen this morning.  Plenty of Red-breasted Merganser and Auk sp offshore, and several Gannets moving east. c.75 Med Gull along the beach and moving west, 10 Brent Geese, 15 Oystercatcher, and singles of Buzzard and Grey Wagtail was the best of the rest.

Walking north along the River Arun from Tortington Lane junction,  found a single Bewick's amongst the Mute Swan at TQ 008 051, also Marsh Harrier, 2 Kestrel, 7 Little Egret, Cetti's Warbler, and a Redshank.

Bewick's Swan with Mute

28 January, 2021

Elmer Rocks: A couple of hours or so down the local beach again and up to Poole Place, produced the following. (OM)

Red-throated Diver - 1E 4 O/S
Great-crested Grebe - 5
Brent Geese - 7W
Red-breasted Merganser - c.20
Shelduck - 4W
Wigeon - 3W
Razorbill - 17W some settling on sea
Auk sp - 30W
Med Gull - 6
Common Gull - 5
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Green Woodpecker - 1
Stock Dove - 10 

18 January, 2021

 At the back of Church Farm at TQ008 022 relocated the Dartford Warbler that was seen yesterday by (BS) and present in the area since the autumn. Around the fields up to the River, 4 Redshank, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Med Gull, 5 Meadow Pipits, 2 Yellowhammer and a Chiffchaff around the old sewage works.

Dartford Warbler

Quick check on the pools around Marsh Farm at SU988 045, held 53 Gadwall, 9 Teal, 8 Mallard, 3 Cormorant, 2 Mute Swan, Grey Heron and a Water Rail heard. Also around the fields 4 Fieldfare, 2 Great-spotted Woodpecker and singles of Redwing, Buzzard, and Yellowhammer.

Fiedfare

17 January, 2021

A fine morning found me wandering around the golf course and checking the fields and bushes around Kents and the Paddock.

Cetti's Warbler - 1
Goldcrest - 3
Long-tailed Tit - 10
Stonechat - 3
Greenfinch - 8
Goldfinch - 40
Pied Wagtail - 27
Meadow Pipit - 9
Skylark - 6
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 3
Mute Swan - 2
Grey Heron - 5
Peregrine - 1
Sparrowhawk - 1
Kestrel - 1
Buzzard - 1
Med Gull - 40

Cett's Warbler honestly

Peregrine

Pied Wagtail


Yesterday afternoon at high tide found c.90 Dunlin, 70 Grey Plover and 25 Sanderling along West Beach, with good numbers of Med Gull in the area.

10 January, 2021

A walk around the golf course, which was pretty quiet hoping for Woodcock, had to settle for Jack Snipe, which was a good consolation.

Jack Snipe - 1
Snipe - 4
Greenfinch - 3
Meadow Pipit - 6
Skylark - 38
Song Thrush - 10
Pied Wagtail - 9
Red-throated Diver - 1E
Red-breasted Merganser - 15 os
Mute Swan - 3
Shelduck - 1E
Teal - 1W
Shelduck - 1W
Grey Plover - 33
Oystercatcher - 2E
Redshank - 1
Cormorant - 4W
Peregrine - 1
Buzzard - 1
Kestrel - 1

09 January, 2021

A late afternoon stop at Tortington River bank at TQ006047 found plenty of activity over the fields, with 3 Marsh Harrier, 2 Peregrine and a Woodcock being the highlights.
 
Marsh Harrier - 3
Peregrine - 2
Buzzard - 1
Woodcock - 1
Shelduck - 16
Lapwing - c.200
Snipe - 3
Curlew - 4
Redshank - 7
Common Sandpiper - 2
Ringed Plover - 1
Cormorant - 4
Little Egret - 3
Mute Swan - 31
Stonechat - 4
Goldcrest - 2
Meadow Pipit - 6
Yellowhammer - 17
Reed Bunting - 5

Common Sandpiper

Ringed Plover

Marsh Farm this afternoon from 00:30 produced.

Raven - 1
Fieldfare - 5
Redwing - 7
Mistle Thrush - 3
Song Thrush - 13
Chiffchaff - 4
Grey Wagtail - 2
Pied Wagtail - 2
Meadow Pipit - 5
Yellowhammer - 5
Reed Bunting - 2
Buzzard - 3
Sparrowhawk - 1
Kestrel - 1
Gadwall - 2
Teal - 2
Snipe - 15
Green Woodpecker - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1

Redwing Marsh Farm



The Great-northern Diver again off Elmer Rocks this morning, also a large flock of Brent Geese moving east, full details below. (OM)

Great-northern Diver - 1 os
Great-crested Grebe - 16 os
Cormornat - 12 os
Brent Geese - 220E
Red-breasted Merganser - 15 os
Wigeon - 14 os
Mallard - 4
Sanderling 40
Grey Plover - 2
Med Gull - 5

07 January, 2021

An afternoon visit to Climping Beach for an hour from 13:15 produced the following on the sea and along the beach.

Red-throated Diver - 2 os
Great-crested Grebe - 27 os
Red-breasted Merganser - 11
Common Scoter - 5
Wigeon - 1
Brent Geese - 11E
Sanderling - 75
Turnstone - c.100
Oystercatcher - 5
Grey Plover - 7


Elmer Rocks to Poole Place:(OM)

There was a dead calm sea on the falling tide with a few bits of interest offshore. Two Red-throated Divers (1E, 1 os), a Great Northern Diver os and 3 Common Scoter E which then dropped in were about the best, plus c.24 R/b Mergansers and 15 Great Crested Grebes. Along the beach were 20 Sanderlingsa few Ringed Plovers and Turnstones, a Pied Wagtail and 3 Med Gulls, before they moved on due to the inevitable disturbance. The woods and fields were disappointing with nothing noteworthy bar a Kestrel.   

02 January, 2021

Another late morning visit to the patch with several Red-throated Diver offshore, Med Gull present in good numbers in fields north of Pool Place and 16 Song Thrush in the back garden of Kents.

Red-throated Diver - 17
Diver sp - 2
Razorbill - 17W
Auk sp 129
Brent Geese - 2W
Common Scoter - 11 os
Red-breasted Merganser - 30
Great-crested Grebe - 13
Cormorant - 3
Med Gull - 45
Gannet - 11
Dunlin - 4
Oystercatcher - 14
Dunlin - 4
Sanderling - 2
Dunlin - 4
Turnstone - 32
Ringed Plover - 7
Grey Wagtail - 1
Pied Wagtail - 2
Meadow Pipit - 1
Kestrel - 1
Song Thrush - 17
Grey Heron - 1

Dunlin Climping Beach

Grey Wagtail Poole Place

Med Gull present in good numbers north of Poole Place


Song Thrush Kents 


01 January, 2021

Quite offshore this afternoon with no wind and a flat calm sea.

Red-throated Diver - 4E 5W 2 os
Razorbill - 3 os
Common Scoter - 7 os
Wigeon - 6W
Great-crested Grebe - 10 os
Red-breasted Merganser - 20+
Med Gull - 45+
Grey Plover - 28
Sanderling - 5
Dunlin - 2
Ringed Plover - 2
Turnstone - 14
Oystercatcher - 15
Grey Wagtail - 2
Bullfinch - 2
Buzzard - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Green Woodpecker - 1
Song Thrush - 4
Jay - 1
Stock Dove - 3

Grey Wagtail Poole Place

Sanderling Climping Beach