Thursday, 18 August 2011

Exmouth and BGM

Orcombe Point -1100 - 45 mins in and around the 'dung' field produced 8+ whitethroat, 2+ phyllosc sp, 3 yellow wagtail, 1+ blackcap, 1 grasshopper warbler, ringed plover, 1 grey wagtail, 1 tree pipit, 3+ swift and 100+ hirundine sp. Would have been on Orcombe earlier were it not for heavy rain which clearly did the trick and grounded migrants.
Mudbank - 1915 - med gull (ad + juv), 2 little tern, c100+ sandwich tern and c10+ common tern.
Earlier, Bowling green Marsh - 0810 - 16 lapwing, 5 wigeon, 2 green sand, 13 dunlin, wheatear, 25+ pied wag, 2 yellow wag, 15 greenshank, 15+ knot, ringed plover, 6+ barwit, 6 whimbrel, 3 sandwich tern and juv ruff amongst good numbers of other stuff.