Downy Woodpecker Florida Nov 2017

20 February, 2018

Good numbers of Mediterranean Gull along the beach this morning, with in excess of 200 present. 11 Oystercatcher, 13 Sanderling,  27 Grey Plover and 1 Curlew also along the beach. 29 Red-breasted Merganser offshore with just a couple of Great-crested Grebe. Notably more Skylark in song from the fields, Mistle Thrush in longwood, 2 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, a single Saprrowhawk and 3 Goldcrest being the best of the rest.


19 February, 2018

A Golden Plover with small numbers of Grey, Ringed Plover and Sanderling on West Beach this morning, along with 25 Med Gull. Bullfinch and Water Rail heard along the back of the golf course which is very muddy, wellies essential. 2 Common Sandpiper from the foot bridge opposite the Arun View pub and a Peregrine on the gas tower.

15 February, 2018

Good numbers of Gulls along the beach this morning with c.50 Med Gull and hundreds of both Black-headed and Common Gull, a Kittiwake on the beach from the car park was a surprise but it being Half Term and a nice morning it didn't linger around very long. Small numbers of Red-breasted Merganser offshore and 9 Oystercatcher flew west.

Kittiwake Climping Beach

Around the fields and bushes produced 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Stonechat, 5 Goldcrest, 12 Pied Wagtail, 17 Linnet, 5 Meadow Pipit, 9 Skylark, 2 Raven, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel and a Great-spotted Woodpecker.

Chiffchaff Bread Lane


Linnets Bread Lane

Kingfisher Golf Course

12 February, 2018

At least 2 possibly 3 Water Rail heard calling behind the reedbed. Also 2 Stonechat, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Skylark, 2 Mistle Thrush, and singles of Goldcrest, Buzzard, Kestrel, as well as 34 Grey Plover again in the fields.

11 February, 2018

Away from the coast and around Marsh Farm mid morning, glorious sunshine with a bitterly westerly wind.

Firecrest - 1
Goldcrest - 5
Chiffchaff - 2
Bullfinch - 3
Meadow Pipit - 5
Skylark - 11
Pied Wagtail - 
Redwing - 19
Fieldfar
Teal - 5
Snipe - 2
Kingfisher - 1
Grey Heron - 1
Buzzard -3
Krestrel - 1
Med Gull - 7

Fieldfare

Redwing

Long T Tit
Pied Wagtail

10 February, 2018

Out before the rain with 25 Med Gull in the fields with 44 Grey Plover at the back of longwood, 2 Stonechat, 2 Goldcrest, 6 Song Thrush, 10 Pied Wagtail in the horse fields, also Skylark and Meadow Pipit present, and a single male Sparrowhawk. No actual count but good numbers of Red-breasted Merganser offshore.

09 February, 2018

Yet another uneventful morning in the patch, glorious sunshine with a biting wind.  2 Coal Tit, 4 Bullfinch, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Jay, Great-spotted Woodpecker and a Kestrel around Bailiffscourt. 2 Stonechat Atherington horse field. Small numbers of Meadow Pipit and Skylark in the fields. Offshore,  3 Great-crested Grebe, 8 Brent Geese flew west, 20 Med Gull, small numbers of Sanderling, Oystercacher, Turnstone and Grey Plover on the outward tide.



Coal Tit around the Tennis Court