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16 February, 2017

A mild damp cloudy morning around the Farm, producing a couple of new birds for the year and plenty of species in song.

Cetti's Warbler - 2 hrd
Chiffchaff - 4
Goldcrest - 3
Coal Tit - 1
Bullfinch - 8
Yellowhammer - 4
Reed Bunting - 2
Redwing - 15
Meadow Pipit - 2
Skylark - 7
Grey Wagtail - 1
Green Woodpecker - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Jay - 1
Stock Dove - 1
Buzzard - 3
Sparrowhawk - 1
Shoveler - 1
Teal - 3
Water Rail - 2
Grey Heron - 1
Cormorant - 2

Bullfinch

Buzzard

Grey Wagtail

A quick afternoon visit to Climping produced 25 Great-crested Grebe on the sea and c.130 Sanderling west in two flocks.  Opposite the entrance to Bailiffscourt amongst the Tit flock there was a couple of Coal Tit and a Firecrest along with many Goldcrest.

Coal Tit

Firecrest

15 February, 2017

From West Beach covering Longwood and the back of the Golf Course proved to be very quiet this morning.

Brent Geese - 150
Mediterranean Gull - 9
Common Gull - 12
Sanderling - 33
Grey Plover - 3e
Curlew - 1e 1w
Shelduck 1e 1w
Red-throated Diver - 1e
Great-crested Grebe - 4os
Red-breasted Merganser - 1
Oystercatcher - 2
Meadow Pipit - 5
Skylark - 15
Grey Partridge - 1
Buzzard - 2
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Goldcrest - 7
Chiffchaff - 2
Treecreeper - 1
Wood Pigeon - c.500


12 February, 2017

With Shooters around the Farm and Crow Scarers a plenty going off at regular intervals at Climping my winter birding is proving very unproductive. Marsh Farm this morning proved the fact with  just 2 Canada Geese on the big pool with a few Coots.

Kingfisher - 1
Chiffchaff - 2
Goldcrest - 1
Redwing - 15
Mistle Thrush - 3
Bullfinch - 2
Skylark - 5
Grey Wagtail - 1
Grey Heron - 1
Jay - 2
Buzzard - 2

At Climping  this afternoon for a an hour from the car park producing the usual fare offshore with plenty of Gannets moving mostly east, again good numbers of Red-throated Diver,  Common Scoter, Great-crested Grebe, and lots of distant Auks.

Red-throated Diver

Common Gull

11 February, 2017

A very cold damp gloomy morning at Climping this morning, with the sea looking calm and lots of birds sitting on the sea. With c.600 Brent Geese and a further c.500 moving east, Red-throated Divers present again in good numbers with c.30 on the sea and a least 37 east. Good numbers of both Great-crested Grebe with c. 50 present and c.70 Common Scoter. Just 2 Mediterranean Gull and a couple of Common Gull, 4 Shelduck flew west.  A Seal present close inshore, 39 Sanderling and c.75 Turnstone along the shoreline.

07 February, 2017

There seemed to be quite a few Diver sitting on the sea at Climping Beach this morning with good numbers moving as the fishing boats approached. The highlight being a Black-throated Diver moving off west.

Black-throated Diver - 1w
Red-throated Diver - 17w 22e 25 os
Diver sp - 15
Common Scoter - 17 os
Great-crested Grebe - 6 os
Red-breasted Merganser - 13e
Oystercatcher - 2w
Turnstone - c.60
Mediterranean Gull - c.45
Grey Partridge - 7
Redwing - 1
Meadow Pipit - 6
Song Thrush - 6
Skylark - 2
Pied Wagtail - 3
Chiffchaff - 1
Goldcrest - 7
Treecreeper - 1
Jay - 2
Buzzard - 2
Common Sandpiper - 1

Common Sandpiper Marina


Records for Monday 6th Feb

Very quiet around the golf course with just

Stonechat - 2
Bullfinch - 2
Skylark - 2
Redwing - 1 horse paddock
Meadow Pipit - 13
Reed Bunting - 1
Goldcrest - 4
Grey Heron - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Mediterranean Gull - c.40
Great-crested Grebe - 4
Buzzard - 1
Peregrine - 1 gas tower

Marsh Farm from 14:00 and the only wildfowl on the big pool was a drake Pochard.

Fieldfare - 45
Redwing - 27
Bullfinch - 2
Reed Bunting - 1
Grey Wagtail - 1
Chiffchaff - 3
Goldcrest - 2
Meadow Pipit - 6
Buzzard - 1
Stock Dove - 4
Pochard - 1

Fieldfare & Starlings


Pochard


29 January, 2017

Took a walk around Marsh Farm this morning in the rain, the pools void of any wildfowl after recently being frozen over, but a good variety of birds nevertheless.

Firecrest - 1
Chiffchaff - 6
Goldcrest - 3
Siskin - 8
Bullfinch - 2
Meadow Pipit - 15
Stonechat - 1
Reed Bunting - 2
Yellowhammer - 2
Grey Wagtail - 1
Pied Wagtail - 3
Redwing - 31
Fieldfare - 7
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Green Woodpecker - 1
Buzzard - 3
Kestrel - 1
Little Egret - 1

28 January, 2017

Hundreds and hundreds of Gannets feeding offshore again this morning with very little else on the move. Combined totals again below.

Red-throated Diver - 1 os
Diver sp - 1e
Brent Geese - c.450
Common Scoter - 35 os
Red-breasted Merganser - 2w
Great-crested Grebe - 2os
Mediterranean Gull - 17
Common Gull - present nc
Grey Plover - c.60
Oystercatcher - 10
Sanderling - 9
Snipe - 1
Firecrest - 1
Goldcrest - 7
Skylark - 2
Meadow Pipit - 2
Green Woodpecker - 1
Grey Partridge - 6

Med Gull Climping Beach

Buzzard Bailiffscourt
Brent Geese battling the constant crow scares




27 January, 2017

Combined totals today with the highlight being a Woodcock flushed from the grounds of Baliffscourt.

Totals from offshore and the beach.
Gannet - 56
Fulmar - 1
Mediterranean Gull  - 2
Common Gull - 25
Great-crested Grebe - 2
Common Scoter - c.25
Sanderling - 25
Grey Plover - 40
Turnstone - c.60
Oystercatcher - 6
Brent Geese - c.400

24 January, 2017

A fine bright Sunny morning  with a flat calm sea  produced a Velevt Scoter amongst the flock of Common off Climping Beach.

Velvet Scoter - 1  os
Common Scoter - c.75
Brent Geese - c.600
Great-crested Grebe - 12
Red-breasted Merganser - 2
Shoveler - 2w
Mediterranean Gull - 21
Sanderling - 9
Ringed Plover - 2
Meadow Pipit - 7 Horse paddock
Goldcrest - 6
Grey Partridge - 10 Baliffscourt

Marsh Farm this afternoon in glorious weather

Mute Swan - 4
Teal - 45
Wigeon - 7
Shoveler - 4
Gadwall - 10
Redwing - 20
Mistle Thrush - 2
Chiffchaff - 3
Goldcrest - 1
Grey Wagtail - 2
Pied Wagtail - 5
Meadow Pipit - 3
Reed Bunting - 1
Stonechat - 1
Snipe - 2
Water Rail - 2
Sparrowhawk - 1

Water Rail scurrying across a path

Redwing

Grey Wagtail