Moussier's Redstart- Morocco Apr 2016

27 August, 2016

A couple of Raven feeding along Climping beach early morning moving east, a Redsart in the hotel grounds, 2 Tree Pipit overhead and still good numbers of both Yellow Wagtail and Wheatear in the area.
Raven - 2-3
Redstart - 1 
Tree Pipit - 2
Whinchat - 2
Yellow Wagtail - 38
Wheatear - 41
Goldcrest -1
Willow Warbler - 5
Blackcap - 2
Chiffchaff - 1
Whitethroat - 3
Meadow Pipit - 9
Linnet - c.50
Swallow - 75
Sand Martin - 7
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Green Woodpecker - 2
Golden Plover - 1
Whimbrel - 2
Ringed Plover - 2
Grey Partridge - 10
Little Egret - 1
Grey Heron - 1
Sparrowhawk - 2
Kestrel - 2
Black-headed Gull c.240
Med Gull - 2
Sandwich Tern - 5




26 August, 2016

A clearout overnight with no Whinchat and fewer number of Wheatear in the area, Yellow Wag numbers on the increase, star bird being a Turtle Dove that flew over the old camp site.

Turtle Dove - 1
Redstart - 2 long wood & golf course
Yellow Wagtail - 70+
Wheatear - 15
Willow Warbler - 7
Lesser Whitethroat - 1
Stonechat - 3
Whitethroat - 14
Meadow Pipit - 9
Blackcap - 3
Swallow - 31
Sand Martin - 3
Peregrine - 1
Kestrel - 3
Jay - 2
Buzzard - 1
Little Egret - 5
Grey Heron - 1
Ringed Plover - 5
Oystercatcher - 2
Turnstone -
Sandwich Tern - 3
Med Gull - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Green Woodpecker - 3


25 August, 2016

Combined totals below for this morning;

Redstart - 1
Whinchat - 4 
Wheatear - 55+
Yellow Wagtail 50+
Lesser Whitethroat - 1
Whitethroat - 35
Stonechat - 1
Willow Warbler - 10
Meadow Pipit - 15
Linnet - c120
Blackcap - 2
Reed Warbler - 1
Little Egret - 2
Sparrowhawk - 2
Peregrine - 1
Kestrel - 1
Kingfisher - 1
Whimbrel - 1
Swallow - 100+
House Martin - 4

24 August, 2016

Bread Lane from 12pm produced 20 Wheatear, 25 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Whinchats, and a Lesser Whitethroat, also still good numbers of Linnet, with small numbers of Meadow Pipit in the flock. (MH)

23 August, 2016

Glorious day weather wise, unfortunately the birding did not quite match the expectations.

Yellow Wagtail - 19
Whinchat - 2
Wheatear - 17
Whitethroat - 21
Willow Warbler - 14
Reed Warbler - 3
Stonechat - 1
Chiffchaff - 2
Goldcrest - 2
Treecreeper - 1
Blackcap - 4
Reed Bunting - 3
Meadow Pipit - 13
Linnets - c.120
Skylark - 2
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Green Woodpecker - 3
Grey Partridge - 8
Whimbrel - 2
Med Gull - 3
Swallow - 11
Sand Martin - 4
Little Egret - 2
Grey Heron - 2
Buzzard - 1
Kestrel - 2

22 August, 2016

Cloudy start early morning, the birding and the weather got a lot better mid-morning.

Redstart - 2
Whinchat -3-4
Spotted Flycatcher - 1 long wood
Stonechat - 4
Wheatear - 25+
Yellow Wagtail - 5
Reed Warbler - 4
Willow Warbler - 7
Whitethroat - 16
Blackcap - 3
Reed Bunting - 1
Linnet - c.100
Meadow Pipit - 12
Skylark - 3
Green Woodpecker - 3
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Peregrine - 2
Sparrowhawk - 1
Kestrel - 2
Whimbrel - 2
Mediterranean Gull - 5
Little Egret - 2
Gannet - 1 east over the dunes

Redstarts in fields north of golf course


Whinchat bread lane fields

Grey Heron

Peregrine golf course

Plenty of Wheatear around this morning


18 August, 2016

This morning didn't quite live up to yesterdays numbers, the only surprise was a dozen Canada Geese on the sea at West Beach, and later flew north up river towards Arundel.

Spotted Flycatcher - 1
Yellow Wagtail - 4
Bullfinch - 1 fem
Stonechat - 5
Wheatear - 3
Willow Warbler - 8
Blackcap - 5
Whitethroat - 11
Reed Warbler - 4
Meadow Pipit - 5
Linnet - c.70
Skylark - 2
Whimbrel - 1
Grey Plover - 1
Little Egret - 2
Grey Heron - 1
Green Woodpecker - 3
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Sand Martin - 27
Swallow - 15
Canada Goose - 12 on sea
Sandwich Tern - 5
Med Gull - 1

Canada Geese west beach


Spot Fly golf course

Wheatear west beach

17 August, 2016

Best day of the autumn so far, not in numbers but a good variety of species knocking around the patch, combined totals below.

Tree Pipit - 1 golf course
Redstart - 1 golf course
Spotted Flycatcher - 1 first wood
Whinchat - 2 bread lane field opp the paddock
Yellow Wagtail - 5 bread lane fields opp paddock
Wheatear - 12+
Garden Warbler - 2
Willow Warbler - 24
Lesser Whitethroat - 1
Whitethroat - 18
Stonechat - 2
Blackcap - 6
Reed Warbler - 11
Sedge Warbler - 1
Treecreeper - 1
Goldcrest - 1
Linnet - c.120
Meadow Pipit - 10
Reed Bunting - 2
Peregrine - 1 gas tower
Sparrowhawk - 2
Kestrel - 2
Grey Partridge - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Green Woodpecker - 3
Sand Martin - 15
Swallow - 37
Sandwich Tern - 8 offshore
Little Egret - 2
Whimbrel - 5 golf course
Oystercatcher - 25w
Redshank - 1
Green Sandpiper - 1 golf course rife


15 August, 2016

Another fine bright sunny day with the highlights being;

Black-tailed Godwit - 2
Whimbrel - 4
Whinchat - 1
Lesser Whitethroat - 2
Wheatear - 3
Stonechat - 4
Sparrowhawk - 1