Friday, 13 April 2012


Orcombe Point- 0615 - quite a few new birds in with willow warbler numbers particularly notable - 11+ chiffchaff, 13+ blackcap, 40+ willow warbler, 1 redstart (photo). Overhead 5+ swallow, 11+ goldfinch, c10+ linnet and 2 yellowhammer west. Also 4+ meadow pipit, c20+ sandwich tern, 7+ great crested grebe, 1 turnstone and a single flock of 192 shag. Just reieved a call from Martin Wolinski to say there are 3 arctic skua offshore there this evening.
Mudbank - 2w iceland gull drifted slowly downriver at 1655 towards the Warren, viewed from the back garden.