Thursday, 30 December 2010

Prawle area

A quick trespass on Pat M' s turf today! In Horsley Cove the Water Pipit still present. What was amazing was the sheer array of bird species feeding on the invertebrates in the rotting seaweed, which also included: 2 Purple Sandpipers, Turnstones, 4 Redshanks, Oystercatchers, Black-headed Gulls, Rock Pipits, Meadow Pipits, Pied Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, Wren, Stonechat, 4 Chiffchaffs, Dunnocks, Robin and Blackbird!
A party of seven Med Gulls (4 ads, 2w & 2 1w) also flew down the coast.

Out to sea was a feeding frenzy of c50 Gannets, but we could not tell if they were shadowing any cetaceans.

Heading home past Beeson (cross?) c290 Lapwing were in a field by the road.