Thursday, 10 November 2011

Around the Axe

Woke up late this morning, because the weather men said it was going to be raining all morning!!

Actually ended up being an excellent few hours out. The two Snow Buntings are still at Axe Yacht Club, along with our first Black Redstart of the autumn. A little later on, looking from the sea front, six Greylag Geese flew south down the valley and out to sea. And they really did fly south, not turning east or west at all. Six flew past Portland yesterday, am guessing it is the same birds - so clearly wild ;-)

At Colyford Common, 7 Crossbills flew over east, with a Chiffchaff and five Rock Pipits on the deck. On Colyford Marsh there's now 11 Brent Geese (8 juvs). At Lower Bruckland Ponds, the Cetti's Warbler is still present.