Sunday, 15 January 2012

Prawle

1 of the 2 Egyptian Geese still on the Airfields today. They might become more difficult to find now, as their favourite field was being ploughed this afternoon.

Seawatching from 7.45 - 10.45 produced a steady stream of the usual suspects, most heading east, namely Gannet (297), Kittiwake (111) and Auks (833, most Razorbills), with a little variety provided by 7 Dark-bellied Brent Geese and a Great Skua.

WeBs count turned up the first Grey Plover of the year among the usual waders, and 3 Med Gulls. 200 Golden Plovers were in the Airfield/West Prawle area, but the wader highlight was found in the hotspot of 'the waterlogged corner' of the Airfields when I flushed a Jack Snipe.

Elsewhere, just the Water Pipit of note, still in Horseley Cove.