West Down Beacon, Budleigh Salterton-late news from 21st Sept

Visible migration watch from the trig point on the edge of the golf course, from 07:15 to 10:00.

Hirundunes 2650 of which 95% were House Martins, in flocks of up to 500 heading into the north-east wind. Quite a spectacle.

Meadow Pipits 90, Skylark 14, 'Alba' Wagtail 7, 'Flava' Wagtail 1, Wheatear 3 overhead plus a Hobby, all heading in the opposite direction. 

The cliff-top scrub had about 30 Chiffchaffs, 10 Blackcaps and a single Garden warbler.

Posted September 22nd, 2014 at 8:22 pm by Peter Hopkin in Bird News