Monday, 29 August 2011


Belle Vue Rd - 0945 - whilst watching the river from the garden 2 cirl bunting flew in from the south and landed in bushes surrounding Warren View football pitch - a very welcome and unexpected addition to the house list! Also at least 3 blackcap and a chiffchaff there this morning.
Mudbank Lane - 1000 - juv osprey fishing the channel off starcross and 2 juv black tern with a sizeable but distant tern flock that included c40+ sandwich tern and c30/40+ 'commic' tern. I think there were several arctics present but can't be certain of numbers. Also the pintail still.
Orcombe Point yesterday - 0700 - c20+ yellow wagtail, 1+ willow warbler, 1+ ringed plover, 1+ grey wagtail, 4+ whitethroat, 1+ tree pipit, 2+ blackcap, 1 swift, 1 stonechat, 1 great skua west and 1 arctic skua lingering.