Rock Thrush Morocco April 2016

24 April, 2017

A seawatch from 06:45 didn't produce the required totals.

Mediterranean Gull - 27e
Whimbrel - 12e 6w
Bar-tailed Godwit - 1e
Brent Geese - c.33
Common Scoter - 65e
Sandwich Tern - 12e 7w
Gannet - c.60 following trawlers
Oystercatcher - 1e 3w
Cormorant - 11e 4w
Sanderling - 42w
Dunlin - 2w
Turnstone - 30w
Great-crested Grebe - 3 os
Swallow - 4
Wheatear - 1
Meadow Pipit - 1


Whitethroat preset in good numbers

Linnet

23 April, 2017

Four Great Skua off Climping Beach late afternoon was the highlight of today, missing the other species of Skua seen at other locations. Med Gulls on the move throughout the day, small numbers of Whimbrel, a couple of Fulmar and distant Scoter. Gannets and Sandwich Tern in much smaller numbers.

A pair  Coal Tit seen again again around the hotel grounds this morning, the usual array of Warblers present with just a single Wheatear.


Stock Dove Kents Farm

Song Thrush Bailiffscourt

22 April, 2017

Another fine bright morning with a northerly breeze produced more than expected in terms of variety. The Golf Course turning up a few firsts for the year with good numbers of Wheatear present along with a single Whimbrel.

Ring Ouzel - 1 Golf Course
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 heard reeling GC
Yellow Wagtail - 1 GC
Wheatear - c.30
Siskin - 2 over head GC
Cetti's Warbler - 1 heard
Reed Warbler - 11
Sedge Warbler - 3
Whitethroat - 9
Blackcap - 25
Willow Warbler - 27
Chiffchaff - 11
Stonechat - 2
Reed Bunting - 2
Song Thrush - 3
Mistle Thrush - 1
Skylark - 7
Pied Wagtail - 2
Swallow - 3
Sand Martin - 1
Coal Tit - 1 BC
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Green Woodpecker - 4
Raven - 1w Climping Beach
Buzzard - 4
Saprrowhawk - 2
Little Egret - 2
Grey Heron - 1
Med Gull - 10w
Sandwich Tern - 4e
Whimbrel - 11e 1 GC
Ringed Plover - 1
Coot - 1
Common Sandpiper - 1 River

Coot

Reed Bunting

21 April, 2017

A grey cloudy still morning with good coverage producing good numbers and some variety, highlights being Tawny Owl, Gropper, and Yellowhammer. Combined totals below.

Tawny Owl - 2 heard
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 Back of Golf Course
Yellowhammer - 1 bottom of Long Wood
Redstart - 1
Whitethroat - 11
Willow Warbler - 23
Chiffchaff - 9
Reed Warbler - 12
Sedge Warbler - 3
Cetti's Warbler - 1 heard
Stonechat - 2
Wheatear - 1
Coal Tit - 1
Song Thrush - 5
Jay - 1
Buzzard - 1
Peregrine - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Green Woodpecker - 3
Swallow - 9
Skylark - 10
Pied Wagtail - 1
Grey Partridge - 4
Grey Heron - 1
Whimbrel - 11e 2w
Sandwich Tern - 19w 10e
Med Gull - 10w
Common Sandpiper - 1w
Sanderling - 20e

Wheatear Climping Beach

Yellowhammer bottom of Long Wood

19 April, 2017

A tad warmer than yesterday morning.

Peregrine - 2-3
Buzzard - 1
Kestrel - 1
Sparrowhawk - 1
Little Egret - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Green Woodpecker - 2
Chiffchaff - 12
Willow Warbler - 8
Whitethroat - 8
Lesser Whitethroat - 1
Sedge Warbler - 3
Reed Warbler - 3
Blackcap - 14
Cetti's Warbler - 1
Reed Bunting - 3
Redstart - 1
Song Thrush - 2
Skylark - 8
Swallow - 1

18 April, 2017

A nice bright morning with a brisk northerly wind found me around the Golf Course, which provided a couple of first's for the year, combined total's below.

Cuckoo - 1
White Wagtail - 1
Lesser Whitethroat - 1
Whitethroat - 7
Reed Warbler - 3
Sedge Warbler - 1
Goldcrest - 1
Cetti's Warbler - 1
Willow Warbler - c.20
Chiffchaff - 8
Blackcap - 23
Stonechat - 1
Wheatear - 3
Reed Bunting - 1
Swallow - 12
Sand Martin - 2
Song Thrush - 4
Peregrine - 2
Sparrowhawk - 1
Buzzard - 3
Kestrel - 2
Great-spotted Wood - 1
Green Wood - 3
Common Sandpiper - 1
Curlew - 3w
Little Egret - 1
Grey Heron - 2
Stock Dove - 1
Med Gull - 28w
Sandwich Tern - 2w

Great Spot

Green Wood

Common Sand River

White Wagtail Bailiffscourt

17 April, 2017

This morning a Grasshopper Warbler seen and heard at the end of the Mill Path (PB) Double figures of  Wheatear, Whiethroat and good numbers of Willow Warbler in the area. The Cetti's Warbler heard again from the back of the golf course and a Sedge Warbler there along with 3 Sparrowhawk and 3 Grey Partridge. 2 Coal Tit showed well again around the Hotel grounds. Offshore very quite again although a few Med Gull moving through, singles of Whimbrel, Canada Goose and five Great-crested Grebe on the sea, and Ringed Plover along the beach.

14 April, 2017

Combined highlights's from this morning showing a little variety 

Sedge Warbler - 2
Reed Warbler - 2
Willow Warbler - c.20
Chiffcaff - 8
Wheatear - 12
Redstart - 1
Whitethroat - 5
Lesser Whitethroat - 1
Blackcap - 11
Cetti's Warbler - 1
Swallow - 15
Red-legged Partridge - 1

13 April, 2017

My first Acro's of the year, other than that generally very quiet.

Whitethroat - 5
Blackcap - 20
Willow Warbler - 13
Chiffchaff - 15
Cetti's Warbler - 1
Sedge Warbler - 1
Reed Warbler - 2
Skylark - 7
Reed Bunting - 1
Meadow Pipit - 4
Linnet - 45
Swallow - 1
Green Woodpecker - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Grey Partridge - 4
Little Egret - 2
Grey Heron - 1
Med Gull - 4w
Sandwich Tern - 3w 1e
Sanderling - 11w
Turnstone - 27w

Whitethroat Atherington