Sunday, 29 July 2012

Otterton/Ladram Bay/Brandy Head

A walk from Otterton to the coastal path and then towards Budleigh and back. Not many birds the best being a lingering dark phase Pom Skua off Brandy Head occasionally getting up to chase the odd gannet. One juv Yellow legged gull on the rocks - apart from that a single whitethroat and a lone swift heading west. Butterflies were much better with 20+ gatekeepers, 10+ meadow browns, 3 red admirals, 3 or 4 each of large and small whites and singles of green veined white, peacock, small heath, ringlet and small tortoiseshell. 2 six spot burnets and a southern hawker added further colour.