Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Pale-bellied Brents

Just had a phone call from Dave Hopkins, there's 130-150 Pale-bellied Brent Geese on the Exe off Mudbank Lane, Exmouth. Presumably something to do with the flock of c100 that flew past West Bexington (Dorset) and then Beer Head earlier this morning.

Over this way, lots of grounded migrants this morning. Beer Cemetery Fields produced 45+ Willow Warblers, 2 Redstarts (males) and singles of Grasshopper Warbler and Tree Pipit. With a Whitethroat at Black Hole Marsh (along with the already mentioned Grasshopper Warbler and Common Tern) and 20 Wheatear on Seaton Marshes.