Little Egret - Climping 14/02/21

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