Sunday, 16 August 2015

Climping 15-16 August 2015.

Saturday 15th August 2015

Very calm morning cover all of the patch, very good numbers of birds moving totals.

Pied Flycatcher.
6:35-12:30

Reed Warbler-9        
Woodpigeon-500 in one flock
Whitethroat-17
Willow Warbler-14
Spotted Flycatcher-2
Pied Flycatcher-2 (Patch Tick) 1 Long Wood, 1 Ballifscourt.

Mediterranean Gull-3
Yellow Wagatil-1 (H)
Swift-2
Sedge Warbler-2
Garden Warbler-2
Wheatear-1

Got a phone call of Harry Ramm, saying that he had just found a Long-Eared Owl in the horse paddock is raced down there as this was only the second ever patch record.
Long-Eared Owl
Taken by Christopher Glanfield.

6:30-9:00

Long-Eared Owl-1 (Patch Tick)
Short-Eared Owl-1 (Patch Tick)











Sunday 16th August 2015.

There was a big clear out of migrants today with numbers being smaller than yesterday.
Wheatear.

7:25-11:20



Green Sandpiper-1 (Patch Tick) Bread Lane
Whitethroat-6
Lesser Whitethoat-3
Garden Warbler-1
Yellow Wagtail-8, 1 (H)
Siskin-2
Curlew-4
Willow Warbler-7
Swallow-6
Mediterranean Gull-22 Adult, 4 Juveniles.

Other Wildlife

Brown Argus
Clouded Yellow
Small Copper
Ruddy Darter.

Whinchat.
Popped back down the Climping in the evening just to the Horse Paddocks were we had 5 Whinchats.



Short-Eared Owl
Taken by Christopher Glanfield.

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Mallorca 2015

The trip report for Mallorca 17-19th 2015 is now live up on the blog i hope you enjoy reading it, you can locate the report on the right hand side of the page, thank you for taking your time to read it.

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Back in Buisness

Hi Guys just a quick post today, im am going to be starting the blog back i will start posting again in September but at the moment i will be keeping you entertained with trip reports stating, with Mallorca 2015 on Wednesday.


Monday, 10 March 2014

Recent Birding

Little Gull
I Haven't done much blogging recently due to the start of a new Job and not feeling the best but i am back to update you on the last two weeks.

Last week i visited
Glaucous Gull
Brooklands Park twice with Harry Ramm to try and Photograph two very nice Little Gulls that have been showing amazingly well, between me and harry we must have wasted about 8-10 loafs of bread on these bird, but it was so worth it as we had them showing down to about 2ft at times which made it very hard to photograph them at times, but i obtained some good photos for me .

I have also been spending alot of time down the patch (Climping), i haven't really had anything out of the ordinary down there, but there are still some good birds around like the Kumelin's & Glaucous Gull are still showing nicely and some very nice Little Gulls at times, but i have also had some commoner stuff like Firecrest, Sanderling and Med Gulls apart from that its not very exciting down there, im a just waiting for migration to start that's when it gets fun down there lol.

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker
This on Saturday 8th we headed to an undisclosed site for Lesser Spotted woodpecker, when we arrived on site we walked in to a nice little forest and we instantly heard one calling & drumming, we then instantly got on to the nice male as it was sitting in the tree, the bird performed really well and was quite vocal at times, but the main thing is we were able to get cracking views.

Siberian Chiffchaff
We then headed of to Stennying water treatment plant we there was a Siberian Chiffchaff hanging about, when we arrived we were instantly punched in the face by the smell of S**T, we then walked to the big area of bushed and straight away got on to about 5 different Chiffchaff after a couple of minutes searching we got on to the Siberian Chiffchaff, we were all amazed by how different it look, it was a much more darker gray than all the others and had a very obvious supercilium, after watching it for a little while and were happy with our views we then headed home.

Black Headed Gull

Little Gull

Little Gull


Little Gull
Little Gull
Little Gull



Little Gull

Little Gull



















































Lesser Spotted Woodpecker

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker

Siberian Chiffchaff

Siberian Chiffchaff

Siberian Chiffchaff, if only that branch wasn't there this
would a superb shot

Thursday, 13 February 2014

A Nice Visit To The Patch

Popped down to the patch this morning nothing much around on the beach the Kumelin's Gull 1cy & Glaucous Gull 2cy were still lingering of the pier, there is also plenty other gulls around so i still think the adult Glaucous Gull is still around some were there was also one adult Little Gull flying east past the pier, nothing else on the Golf Course either apart from 3 Stonechat, i will be back down there tomorrow to 
see what else is around
Kumelin's Gull
Glaucous Gull
Glaucous Gull
Kumelin's Gull
Kumelin's Gull






Wednesday, 12 February 2014

A Quick Visit

Glaucous Gull and Kumelin's Gull
I had a quick visit down to Littlehampton Beach this morning in hope of refinding the Kumelin's & Glaucous gull, when i arrived there was just a small handful of bird on the shoreline but there was no sign of either of the gull, i then spotted a nice Kittiwake of the end of the pier so i decided to go and get some photos, after getting some okay photo i decided to sit down on the end of the pier and stay sheltered from the wind and rain.

Kumelin's Gull
After about 10 minutes of sitting around i looked to my left and there was the 2cy Glaucous Gull flying eye level with me so i quickly popped up and snapped away at it and then i realized the Kumelin's Gull was in the same view so i was able to get some absolute cracking photos of both the birds so i was very very pleased with my self, so i then decided to home and dry myself off.
Glaucous Gull

Glaucous Gull

Glaucous Gull


Kumelin's Gull

Kumelin's Gull

Kumelin's Gull

Kumelin's Gull


Kumelin's Gull

Kumelin's Gull

A Nice Easy Twitch

Myrtle Warbler
Headed for the Myrtle Warbler in County Durham, picked up Matt Eade and Jake Everit at Bolney around 1:30 AM, we then arrived at the estate about 7 AM and and after about 10-20 minutes of being on sight the bird was then seen on the Coconut feeders, we were all able to get some very good views of the Myrtle Warbler on the feeders after about 2 hours of watching the bird we then headed home, we arrived back at Bolney around 2pm so we decided to head down to Littlehampton Beach for the Kumelin's & Glaucous Gull (2cy Bird) when we arrived both birds were on the tide line showing very well.


Im sorry about the short blog post today but there wasn't really much to talk

Myrtle Warbler

Kumelin's Gull

Glaucous Gull

Glaucous Gull