Monday, 30 April 2012

Exmouth

Mudbank - 2 black tern, c10+ sandwich tern, 3 great crested grebe and c80+ pale-bellied brent goose - 1515 - and still present at time of writing, all viewed from house.
Orcombe Point - quick scoot around just 2 fields between dropping the girls off for dance lessons and sorting tea produced 10 wheatear in a single group and a min 3 (posssibly up to 5) redstart. Also numbers of swallow and house martin moving through. Dread to think what I missed whilst at work. Also 10 bar-tailed godwit and 4 common tern was unusual on a sand-blasted Exmouth Beach early this morning.
29/4 - 1+ yellow wagtail on Orcombe Point plus 13+ bar-tailed godwit, 2 grey plover, c20+ whimbrel and the drake eider again off Mudbank roosting on the sandbar.
28/4 - a nice little fall of migrants on Orcombe Point included 6+ blackcap, 3+ willow warbler, 8 chiffchaff, 1 redstart, 1 whinchat, 1 wheatear, 1 whitethroat and 13+ swift with 3 eider west plus 1 great northern diver and 2 whimbrel.