Monday, 6 February 2012

Prawle

Lots of Shags around again today, 100+ along the near coastline including a group of 85+ together off Langerstone Rocks, where 2 Purple Sandpiper and a Grey Plover were feeding. Not much at sea but a few Razorbills passing. On land 46 Teal,1 Egyptian Goose, Kingfisher, 2 Chiffchaff. At Horseley beach 1 , probably 2 , Water Pipit and a Grey Plover. A leucistic-looking pale House Sparrow near the village green gave a momentary surprise. West of the Airfield a large flock of waders was visible circling, dropped in on a ploughed field opposite Meadow Barn west of the radio mast;counted 600+ Golden Plover and 166 Lapwing.
On return called in at Slapton quarry where a Firecrest was visible mid afternoon , but a half hour wait did not reveal the Yellow-browed Warbler.