Saturday, 28 April 2012

Rillage Point to Watermouth

06.00-09.00 this morning, with strong and biting onshore NE making it feel more like January...  41 Whimbrels flying up-Channel in small groups, mostly very close to shore; a few Swallows and Sand Martins battling to make headway into the wind; Grasshopper Warbler (reeling), Whitethroat (3 singing), Sedge Warbler (singing) and a female Greenland-looking Wheatear in the scrub. 110 auks, mostly Razorbills, all flying up-Channel, presumably to the small breeding colonies along the Exmoor coast.