Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Beer Head & Budleigh

This morning's Beer Head tally: 7 Chiffs, 3 Willow Warblers, 41 Wheatears, 20 Yellow Wags, 2 Grey Wags, 2 Yellowhammers, 2 Tree Pipits, 2 Whitehroats, 1 Spotted Flycatcher and 4 Blackcap...

...swiftly followed by a dash to Budleigh, where the Glossy Ibis were showing superbly in the field just N of the cricket pitch.

NB - pay no attention to directions on BirdGuides that suggest the birds are E of the estuary, because they aren't - they are on the WEST side, around SY073824

All twenty, and all juvs

Six wore darvic rings. As far as I could tell, they read as follows: UN8, VU7, TX9, VTH, UO2 and R9T, but it would be nice if others who had a go at reading them could confirm (or correct!) please. Cheers. Here's VTH...