Rillage Point to Widmouth Head, nr Ilfracombe

08.00-10.20 Visible migration: 76 Swallows, 20 Sand Martins, 12 House Martins, 22 Linnets, 9 Goldfinches, 2 alba wagtails, 4 Meadow Pipits. In the scrub: one Wheatear, plus a few Willow Warblers, Chiffchaffs, Blackcaps & Whitethroats. Passing offshore: 3 Shelducks, 7 Manx Shearwaters, 7 Gannets, 1 Kittiwake and 15 auks. With the change in wind direction the migrating hirundines are now flying west along the cliffs, whereas last weekend they were all going east!

Posted April 25th, 2015 at 11:55 am by Tim Jones in Bird News