Thursday, 5 April 2012


Orcombe Point - 0650, 1700 & 1900 - three short visits today but would have liked to have spent longer. Although very cold and damp, migrants were in good supply. A singing male firecrest along the coast path towards Sandy Bay was unusual - the first I've ever heard singing in this country. The hedges were alive with at least 30+ phyllosc sp, predominantly willow warbler and there were 8 wheatear, 4+ meadow pipit, 2 blackcap, 1 male redstart (top fields), a bullfinch and best of all a superb male ring ouzel found this evening by Brian Heasman in the top fields.