Saturday, 27 August 2011


A quick scoot around this morning before taking eight 6-8 yr olds to watch Kung Fu Panda 2 - wish me luck!
Mudbank - 0800 - 8 'commic' tern, juv/fw yellow-legged gull, 38+ wigeon, pintail (present since 25/8), 8+ teal, 24+ little egret, black tern, 1 black-tailed godwit, 3 turnstone, 2 sanderling and 1 grey wagtail.
Maer Rocks - 2 juv ruff, 26 knot (photo), ad mediterranean gull (5 ad present on 25/8).
Orcombe point ('dung' field) - grasshopper warbler - this tiny field is very good for this species with several records in the last few years. This is probably the third in just over a week although I can't prove it's not all the same bird.

pm update - Orcombe Point again this afternoon produced yellow wagtail, 4 wheatear and an osprey (photo) at 1440 following the coast west out into Dawlish Bay before swinging around north towards the Exe estuary, presumably straight over the Warren.