Saturday, 22 January 2011

Otter and Orcombe Point

The drake teal x wigeon hybrid was relocated on the Otter estuary this morning, looking superficially like a big fat teal. Also present at least 8 adult mediterranean gulls. The top fields were quiet as to be expected but 40+ skylark, a single lapwing and golden plover and a female cirl bunting were present. The latter is only my second record from the top of Gore Lane following a one-day male in autumn 2008. Hopefully a further sign of an eastwards range expansion?