Sunday, 31 July 2011

Prawle area

Another day of Warbler movement, with Whitethroats at the fore today. A total of 150 included c100 in and around a pea crop, the majority of which were, as to be expected, juveniles. Other warbler totals were 55 Willows, 20 Chiffchaff, 9 Blackcaps and 6 Sedge. 35+ Swifts were with a large gathering of Hirundines, including at least 7 Sand Martins, and there were 4 Wheatears in the area. Waders were limited to a Whimbrel, 4 Ringed Plovers, a Dunlin and 2 Common Sandpipers.

The first autumn picture this year of a Wheatear on a rock (!)