Saturday, 3 September 2011

Otterton Ledge/Otter estuary

A walk along the cliff tops this morning found 2 whinchats frequenting a weedy margin to the fields, arctic skua and 2 manx sheawaters going west, 2 juv yellow legged gulls on the estuary and 3 wigeon over. The very high tide had flushed any waders off.

Yesterday at Upottery airfield, Smeatharpe, the wheatear passage continued with 21 birds present along with 2 whitethroat, a single juv yellow wag and a white wag.