Climping and Amberley Wildbrooks

I had an interesting seawatch at Climping this morning starting with a nice big flock of c30 Scoter going east. I recorded a further 15 in smaller flocks later on. A Fulmar came by in the same direction and as I was watching it I noticed a flock of 13 Brent Geese, quite high, also going east. A single Whimbrel and a smaller wader, probably a Sanderling, went east. Terns were difficult to count as I couldn't determine if I was seeing the same birds going to and fro and feeding on the sea. However, a small group of terns going west contained a single Little Tern. I heard a Yellow Wagtail call and then picked the bird up as it moved east along the beach. A bonxie was seen very briefly before it settled on the sea quite a distance out and came in and out of view with the swell. 


At Amberley, much the same as yesterday with the 2 Wheatears still present in the same spot. A Red Kite was on the west side and a Sparrowhawk went for a Linnet up on the river. I bumped into Alan who was hoping to find the Whinchat that was spotted last week. There were a few Butterflies around today, I noted a Peacock, a Red Admiral and a Brimstone. 

Amberley Wildbrooks


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