Saturday, 12 May 2012


Orcombe Point - 0530 - much quieter today but at 0540 a ring-necked parakeet shattered the peace as it shot out of some trees bordering the Bristol Schools Camp, landing briefly on top of an elm before heading in the direction of Exmouth. This is the first I've seen in Devon but it's anyone's guess where it's from, although interestingly, Portland had one earlier in the week. Also a singing lesser whitethroat apparently on territory (it has been singing there for 2 weeks now) in scrub along the coastal path, a singing garden warbler and 1 wheatear. Offshore still 3 eider and 9 sandwich tern.