Eroding coast line Climping Beach

04 December, 2016

A cold bright sunny morning at Climping beach with good number of birds without the variety,  although the fine weather producing vast amount of dog walkers.

Sanderling - 165
Med Gull - c.120
Brent Geese - c.540
Ringed Plover - 7
Grey Plover - 9
Skylark - 36
Grey Partridge - 20
Pied Wagtail - 15
Goldfinch - 17e
Reed Bunting - 1
Goldcrest - 1


Grey Partridge


Marsh Farm from  11:30 - 13:20

Woodcock - 1
Green Sandpiper - 1
Kingfisher - 1
Water Rail - 2
Snipe - 7
Firecrest - 2
Chiffchaff - 4
Stonechat - 1
Bullfinch - 4
Meadow Pipit - 8
Reed Bunting - 2
Mistle Thrush - 1
Buzzard - 2
Sparrowhawk - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Green Woodpecker - 1
Tufted Duck - 6
Gadwall - nc
Teal - nc
Wigeon - nc
Grey Heron - 1
Little Egret - 3

25 November, 2016

Quiet morning around Marsh Farm, with no sign of the Cattle Egret and the pools void of any wildfowl.

Green Sandpiper - 1
Cormorant  - 1
Little Egret - 2
Snipe -2
Redwing - 30
Fieldfare - 45
Goldfinch - 30
Pied Wagtail - 27
Meadow Pipit - 8
Skylark - 3
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Yellowhammer - 3
Stonechat - 1
Chiffchaff - 1
Goldcrest - 4
Buzzard - 2

Chiffchaff

Little Egret

Records for Wednesday 23rd  Back of golf course and west beach

Redwing - 1
Kestrel - 1
Goldfinch - 40e
Skylark - 30
Chiffchaff - 1
Goldcrest - 4
Lapwing - 1
Brent Geese - c.200
Pied Wagtail - 10
Greenfinch - 9
Meadow Pipit - 5
Stonechat - 1
Goldcrest - 1


21 November, 2016

The Cattle Egret still present around the Farm this morning and showing well. Also a Green Sandpiper flying around the back of the big pool. Good numbers of Gadwall still on the pool as well as a Great-crested Grebe, and Kingfisher.  Also c.75 Fieldfare  40 Redwing and 4 Bullfinch. Skylark present in good numbers in the field opposite Peregrine House.

Visitors are required to park carefully in the area and view only from the fenced off area.

A quick visit to Climping this morning produced 39 Curlew in the field at Climping Beach, c.70 Skylark and c.250 Brent Geese on the sea.

20 November, 2016

A few hours around the patch from 11:00 this morning, with the highlight being a Bonxie west bullying the locals Gulls. 15 Curlew in the field nortrh of the beach and the Skylark flock and Grey Partridge also in this field.

Great Skua - 1w
Mediterranean Gull - 12w 7 os
Great-crested Grebe - 5w 1e 6 os
Red-breasted Merganser - 5e 13 os
Brent Geese - c.275
Lapwing - 1n
Sanderling - 75
Dunlin - 1
Curlew - 15
Oystercatcher - 2w 7e
Razorbill - 1w
Skylark - c.80
Stonechat - 1
Grey Partridge - 10

Brent Geese Climping

19 November, 2016

A fine cold bright morning at the patch covering West Beach and the back of the golf course. c.200 Brent Geese in the fields west of the mill path,  also 6 Grey Partridge there. Skylark present in good numbers with around c.80. 3 Stonechat, 9 Meadow Pipit, and 1 Reed Bunting around the dunes also small flocks of Goldfinch, a Kestrel and 25 Greenfinch. 5 Goldcrest and a  Treecreeper in first wood.

15 November, 2016

I took a walk around the Farm this morning and was presently rewarded with a Cattle Egret in a field with a Little Egret feeding amongst the cows. Also a Scaup on the big pool. Sorry no directions will be given on the Cattle Egret as it was well away from any public footpath.

Cattle Egret - 1
Scaup - 1
Gadwall - c.80
Teal - 42
Wigeon - 19
Great-crested Grebe - 1
Cormorant - 9
Grey Heron - 1
Little Egret - 1
Tufted Duck - 1
Lapwing - 34
Water Rail - 1 heard
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Green Woodpecker - 1
Jay -5
Bullfinch - 15
Yellowhammer - 4
Skylark - 6
Meadow Pipit - 5
Pied Wagtail - 22
Redwing - 45
Fieldfare - c.70
Chiffchaff - 2
Goldcrest - 3
Cetti's Warbler - 1 heard
Buzzard - 1
Sparrowhawk - 1
Kestrel - 1

Cattle Egret



Yesterday at Climping again very quiet offshore with the usual mix of Great-crested Grebe and Red-breasted Merganser, a single Red-throated Diver flew east close inshore and a Med Gull flew west. In the fields at Climping were  9 Oystercatcher and 8 Grey Partridge, a Rock Pipit along the beach near Poole Place, the Brent Geese numbers increased to 87 and still good numbers of Skylark in the area with a flock of 14 seen coming in off the sea.

11 November, 2016

Not much moving offshore Thursday morning, save for a few distant Auks moving east and a few Great-crested Grebes on the sea,  so another tramp around the fields and bushes ensued producing 43 Brent Geese, c.40 Skylark in the field at the bottom of Longwood, 2 Reed Bunting, 1 Stonechat, c.60 Pied Wagtail, 20 Meadow Pipit and small numbers of Linnet.

09 November, 2016

Wet blustery conditions at Climping beach this morning produced a few birds moving offshore for an hour or two, then a walk around the fields added to the day list.

Red-throated Diver - 1e 1w
Red-breasted Merganser - 3w 7 os
Great-crested Grebe - 15
Gannet - 29w 5e
Kittiwake - 1e
Brent Geese - 60w 5e 23 in fields east of bread lane
Common Scoter - 4e
Wigeon - 2w
Shelduck - 4w 9e
Razorbill - 1w
Auk sp - 2e
Dunlin - 8w 11e
Sanderling - 10e
Turnstone - c.75 around
Oystercatcher - 4e
Grey Plover - 8
Curlew - 4 in fields Climping beach
Ringed Plover - 31
Mallard - 8
Grey Partridge - 10 in field climping beach
Little Egret - 1
Grey Heron - 4
Pied Wagtail - 39
Meadow Pipit - 12
Skylark - 5
Reed Bunting - 1
Song Thrush - 3
Goldcrest - 5
Chiffchaff - 2
Kestrel - 2
Buzzard - 2

06 November, 2016

Very slow again this morning at Climping, with very little moving offshore, apart from a few Brent Geese. Settled on the sea were a single Red-throated Diver, 3 Red-breasted Merganser and 25 Great-crested Grebe from the car park up to Poole Place.

Yesterday the Eider was still off West Beach, a couple of Grey Plover there, 4 Brent Geese in the field west of the Mill and 6 Grey Partridge.