Long- legged Buzzard - Kazakhstan May 2017

23 September, 2017

Plenty of Hirundine on the move again this morning with the majority being Swallow, also small flocks of Meadow Pipit, and the first flock of Brent Geese.

Grey Wagtail - 2
Yellow Wagtail - 1
Goldcrest - 19
Chiffchaff - 16
Cetti's Warbler - 1
Blackcap - 20
Bullfinch - 2
Wheatear - 1
Stonechat - 3
Song Thrush - 1
Jay - 3
Green Woodpecker - 3
Grey Partridge - 6
Brent Geese - 13w
Med Gull - 14
Little Egret - 1
Grey Heron - 2
Sparrowhawk - 1
Kestrel - 2

Med Gull Climping Beach

Grey Partridge


22 September, 2017

Late out due to other commitments found me covering the back of the golf course, long wood and west beach in a fine bright sunny morning. 

Chiffchaff - c.45
Blackcap - 30
Firecrest - 1 longwood
Goldcrest - 10
Wheatear - 2
Whitethroat - 3
Grey Wagtail - 2
Yellow Wagtail - 5
Pied Wagtail - 7
Siskin - 4
Meadow Pipit - c.75
Swallow - 24
Bullfinch - 1
Treecreeper - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Green Woodpecker - 3
Song Thrush - 1
Jay - 2
Hobby - 1
Sparrowhawk - 2
Kestrel - 2
Buzzard - 1
Sandwich Tern - 4w
Shag - 1w
Lapwing - 30
Grey Heron - 5+

21 September, 2017

Records for Tues 19th with the highlight being four Shag on the sea at Climping.

Chiffchaff 120
Blackcap 25
Willow Warbler 1
Whitethroat 2
Goldcrest 5
Redstart 1
Whinchat 1
Wheatear 2
Short-eared Owl 1
House Martin 1000+
Swallow 250+
Sand Martin 10+
Spotted Fly 1
Shag 4

15 September, 2017

My first Short-eared Owl of the Autumn flew north across fields at Climping Beach, a Siskin amongst a small Goldfinch flock at Atherington, good numbers of Hirundine on the move with  higher numbers of House Martin.

Short-eared Owl - 1
Redstart - 2
Spotted Flycatcher - 1
Whinchat - 1
Stonechat - 2
Yellow Wagtail - 10
Grey Wagtail - 1
Pied Wagtail - 3
Siskin - 1
Lesser Whitethroat - 2
Whitethroat - 5
Chiffchaff - 60+
Willow Warbler - 4
Goldcrest - 8
Meadow Pipit - c.50
Skylark - 5
Grey Partridge - 17
Buzzard - 5
Kestrel - 1
Sparrowhawk - 1
Little Egret - 5
Grey Heron - 1
Sandwich Tern - 5
Mediterranean Gull - 15
Ringed Plover - 3


Sparrowhawk over Bread Lane
Redstart old camp site
Chiffchaff present again in good numbers
Spot Fly Atherington


14 September, 2017

A lot of visible migration this morning with good numbers again of the more commoner species moving through the area.

Meadow Pipit - c.250
Chiffchaff - 50+
Goldcrest - 8
Willow Warbler - 4
Blackcap - 13
Whitethroat - 3
Wheatear - 15
Whinchat - 2 west beach
Stonechat - 1
Redstart - 1 bottom of longwood
Yellow Wagtail - 22
Grey Wagtail - 3
Pied Wagtail - 20
White Wagtail - 2
Reed Warbler - 2
Skylark - 9
Linnet - 27
Sand Martin - 23
House Martin - c.100
Swallow - 25
Grey Heron - 2
Little Egret - 5
Buzzard - 4
Kestrel - 2
Mediterranean Gull - 37
Green Woodpecker - 2
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Oystercatcher - 2
Cormorant - 15
Lapwing - c.40


Nice male Redstart
Whinchat West Beach
Yellow Wagtail


White Wagtail
Wheatear


13 September, 2017

Another hour or so wasted at the beach with singles of Shag, Tufted Duck, Sanderling moving slowly west, along with a couple of Sandwich Tern and a adult Med Gull on the sea.  A few more Common Gull putting in an a appearance and a Peregrine flew north from the beach.

12 September, 2017

An hour sea watch from the beach this evening produced very little save  for singes of Wheatear, Knot, Sanderling, Dunlin, a Shag on the sea, Common and Sandwich Tern 38 Oystercatcher west and a few Gannets. This lucky fellow below  nearly got squashed under foot.


Slow Worm



Again good coverage in the patch today but still providing little variety in the combined totals.

Peregrine - 1
Buzzard - 9+
Sparrowhawk - 2
Kestrel - 1
Grey Wagtail - 4
Yellow Wagtail - 3
Pied Wagtail - 1
Chiffchaff - c.45
Willow Warbler - 4
Blackcap - 25
Whitethroat - 9
Lesser Whitethroat - 2
Spotted Flycatcher - 1
Garden Warbler - 1
Reed Warbler - 2
Goldcrest - 5
Coal Tit - 1
Bullfinch - 2
Wheatear - 7
Skylark - 12
Meadow Pipit - c.50
Sand Martin - 10
House Martin - 15
Swallow - nc
Green Woodpecker - 3
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Kingfisher - 1
Jay - 3
Little Egret - 2
Grey Plover - 1
Med Gull - 10

Spot Fly Bailiffscourt

Wheatear  Climping Beach

Blackcap Camp Site

One of nine seen over Poole Place

11 September, 2017

A quick look around the back of the golf course in blustery conditions produced the following.

Chiffchaff - 33
Willow Warbler - 2
Goldcrest - 5
Lesser Whitethroat - 1
Whitethroat - 2
Blackcap - 7
Wheatear - 7
Treecreeper - 1
Little Egret - 3
Grey Heron - 1
Common Sandpiper - 1
Jay - 2
Sparrowhawk - 1
Kestrel - 1
Grey Partridge - 7
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1


Wheatear Climping car park this evening

10 September, 2017

What a difference a day makes.

Peregrine - 2
Buzzard - 2
Sparrowhawk - 2
Kestrel - 1
Grey Partridge - 15
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Green Woodpecker - 1
Kingfisher - 1
Little Egret - 1
Swallow - 20+
House Martin - 6
Sand Martin - 8
Wheatear - 5
Whinchat - 1
Yellow Wagtail - 1
Pied Wagtail - 1
Spotted Flycatcher - 2
Redstart - 2
Blackcap - 25
Whitethroat - 15
Lesser Whitethroat - 1
Chiffchaff - 20+
Willow Warbler - 4

Marsh Farm totals.

Chiffchaff - 45
Blackcap - 33
Wheatear - 3
Whinchat - 2
Whitethroat - 6
Pied Wagtail - 35
Yellow Wagtail - 15
Grey Wagtail - 2
Meadow Pipit - c.60
Bullfinch - 5
Reed Warbler - 5
Reed Bunting - 4
Cetti's Warbler - 3
Goldcrest - 4
Marsh Tit - 2
House Martin - c.200w
Sand Martin - 6
Swallow - 30
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 3
Green Woodpecker - 2
Song Thrush - 2
Little Grebe - 1
Mandarin - 1
Tufted Duck - 2
Kingfisher - 2
Buzzard - 4
Sparrowhawk - 2
Kestrel - 2

Mandarin Duck

Little Grebe