Prawle Point

Lovely day to be walking around Prawle today : blood red dawn and blue skies thoughout starting off cold in NNE breeze but then turning very warm once the sun had risen fully; and lots of birds as well . Not unexpected was a Yellow-browed Warbler reported by Dave Smallshire in the reserve about 12.30 but not relocated by myself ! My highlights included a Jack Snipe flushed near the same spot I saw a Quail on the 26 September by the overflow car park ; a female Ring Ouzel in Ashpark Lane; a Firecrest up the lane from the reserve and 4 Brent Geese flying west over the sea. 47 Blackcaps seen probably indicated many more over the whole area and frustratingly included another sylvia warbler showing some features of Barred Warbler but alas it only showed fleetingly. 4 Wheatears, 10+Chiffchaffs, 50+hirundines, 30+Blackbirds, 40+Robins, 8 Goldcrests. Many Red Admiral butterflies and a Common Darter.    

Posted October 13th, 2015 at 8:32 pm in Bird News