Exmouth

Orcombe Point - early am and late pm visit -  400+ meadow pipit in the first half hour of daylight (thats 800 per hour but, although still going, the passage had lessened by the time I left at around 0900). Also 8+ yellow wagtail, 5 grey wagtail, 3 tree pipit, 1 alba wagtail, 10+ phyllosc sp (prob all chiffies), 2+ chiffchaff, 38+ goldfinch, 20+ swallow, c20+ hirundine sp, c30+ starling, 2+ wheatear, 1 skylark (the first of the autumn), 2 siskin, 1 whitethroat, 1+ blackcap, 1+ ringed plover, 1 snipe, 3 turnstone, 1 knot, 1 arctic skua, 12+ common scoter, 3 balearic shearwater, 6 teal, 1 juv/fw yellow-legged gull and best of all, this afternoon a juvenile turtle dove, mobile around Gore Lane in stubble fields with wood and feral pigeon flocks.

Mudbank - 1+ osprey, 1 mediterranean gull, 35+ pintail, 3+ bar-tailed godwit, 1 greenshank, 5 great crested grebe, 20 black-tailed godwit, 4 yellow wagtail, 480+ wigeon, 43 teal, 1 grey wagtail, 3 turnstone, 2 redshank and 1 ad arctic tern with c40+ sandwich tern.

gulls heading inland to feed at dawn
gulls heading inland to feed at dawn

wheatear
wheatear

Posted September 15th, 2013 at 5:59 pm by Matt Knott in Bird News