Tuesday, 1 May 2012


Orcombe Point - 1535 - 1920 - covered a few miles this evening, as far east as the western border of Sandy Bay and a good way inland, in an attempt to pick up some of the earlier migrants. The bulk of the birds were concentrated around the point and Gore Lane. I was pleasantly surprised at the number of birds still present. 11+ blackcap, 8+ chiffchaff, 2 sand martin, c1/200+ swallow, 11+ wheatear, 6+ whinchat, 14+ whitethroat, 1 spotted flycatcher (middle photo), 1 garden warbler, 2 lesser whitethroat, 1 stonechat, 2 pied flycatcher (male and female (bottom photo) together), 5+ redstart, 12+ willow warbler, 4 sedge warbler and 1 grasshopper warbler.