White-Headed Lapwing Cameroon Apr 2018

23 April, 2018

Distinctly cooler than the last couple of days, with good numbers of Wheatear present. (RP)

Sparrowhawk - 1
Grey Heron - 1
Sanderling - 14
Common Sandpiper - 1
Grey Partridge - 3
Shelduck - 2
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Green Woodpecker - 2
Swallow - 8
Song Thrush - 4
Wheatear - 18
Whitethroat - 6
Reed Warbler - 3
Cetti's Warbler - 1
Chiffchaff - 10
Blackcap - 10

22 April, 2018

The Water Pipit still present in the horse paddock early morning and a White Wagtail present there.

Peregrine - 1
Little Egret - 7
Grey Heron - 1
Gannet - 1
Fulmar - 1
Sandwich Tern - 8
Comic Tern - 10
Little Tern - 8
Ringed Plover - 2
Oystercatcher - 4
Grey Partridge - 3
Whimbrel - 4e
Wheatear - 4
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Green Woodpecker - 1
Little Owl - 1
Swallow - 8
Skylark - 6
Cetti's Warbler - 1
Reed Warbler - 3
Sedge Warbler - 2
Whitethroat - 15
Blackcap - 10
Reed Bunting - 1
White Wgatail - 1
Water Pipit - 1

21 April, 2018

Water Pipit

A nice surprise in the form of a summer plumaged Water Pipit showing well in the horse paddock off bread lane. Showed well for the usual suspects to connect but not seen after. Also a reeling Grasshopper Warbler from the back of the golf course and a Artic Skua east offshore. Combined totals below.

Water Pipit - 1
Grasshopper Warbler - 1
Lesser Whitethroat - 1
Whitethroat - 11
Willow Warbler - 1
Chiffchaff - 9
Sedge Warbler - 2
Reed Warbler - 2
Cetti's Warbler - 1
Blackcap - 10
Wheatear - 5
Skylark - 10
Linnets - 40
Swallow - 3
Song Thrush - 1
Mistle Thrush - 1
Grey Heron - 2
Grey Partridge - 5
Sparrowhawk - 2
Fulmar - 1e
Artic Skua - 1e
Sandwich Tern - 6w 10e
Great-crested Grebe - 3
Gannet - 3e
Mediterranean Gull - 10e
Sanderling - 5e
Turnstone - c.50

Water Pipit





20 April, 2018

At last good numbers of common migrants around the patch, my first Wheatears of the year with at least 12 along West Beach, a Whinchat along the rife north of the golf course, and a Yellow Wagtail over head there.

Wheatear - 12
Whinchat - 1 
Yellow Wagtail - 1
Sedge Warbler - 1
Reed Warbler - 3
Cetti's Warbler - 1
Whitethroat - 14
Lesser Whitethroat - 1 end mill path
Blackcap - 15
Chiffchaff - 7
Coal Tit - 2
Reed Bunting - 2
Skylark - 10
Linnet - c.40
Green Woodpecker - 2
Swallow - 8
Grey Heron - 2
Little Egret - 1
Grey Partridge - 4
Red Kite - 2
Kestrel - 2
Buzzard - 2
Med Gull - 8
Common Scoter - 6e
Great-crested Grebe - 3
Turnstones - c.50w

18 April, 2018

Still no Wheatears, but a few more common migrants trickling in.

Sedge Warbler - 2
Cetti's Warbler - 1
Whitethroat - 5
Chiffchaff - 6
Blackcap - 8
Bullfinch - 3
Coat Tit - 1
Skylark - 10
Swallow - 1
Mistle Thrush - 2
Song Thrush - 2
Jay - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Green Woodpecker - 1
Sparrowhawk - 1
Grey Heron - 2
Ringed Plover - 2
Sanderling - 25
Greylag Geese - 2
Med Gull - 5

17 April, 2018

First visit to the patch for a while and still relatively very quite although other sites suggest good movements offshore, combined efforts below.

Swallow - 2
Whiethroat - 1
Balckcap - 5
Chiffchaff - 8
Cetti's Warbler - 1
Skylark - 13
Linnet - 10
Buzzard - 3
Kestrel - 1
Jay - 1
Little Egret - 1
Red-legged Partridge - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Green Woodpecker - 1
Brent Geese - 8w
Common Scoter - 2e
Sandwich Tern 4e 1w
Gannet - 1w 1e
Great-crested Grebe - 1


01 April, 2018

Still very quiet in the patch today with the highlight being a Red Kite north of the golf course with at least 7 Buzzard and a Peregrine and 4 Firecrest around the bushes. Quiet offshore with 12 Mediterranean Gull, 20 Red-breasted Merganser and 13 Great-crested Grebe on the sea, 4 Sandwich Tern west and small numbers of Gannet lingering.

29 March, 2018

Very quiet offshore this morning in bright conditions after and before the rain kicked in still a cold feel to a stiff south west blow. 

Brent Geese - 2w 4e
Great-crested Grebe - 2
Red-breasted Merganser - 2
Mediterranean Gull - 2e
Gannet - 2e
Cormorant - 7e 3w
Turnstone - 38
Firecrest - 5
Chiffchaff - 3
Mistle Thrush - 2
Skylark - 9
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Grey Heron - 1
Buzzard - 4
Kestrel - 1



Kestrel golf course
Plenty of Firecrest today with two at Poole Place and singles at Atherington Pools, Horse Paddock and Longwood.







28 March, 2018

Red Kite

A quick look found a Red Kite flying north over the old camp site towards Kents Cottages mid morning, worth getting wet for. Also 3 Firecrest, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Grey Partridge, 1 Little Egret, 5 Great-crested Grebe and 7 Red-breasted Merganser offshore.