A breezey walk at Wembury today with some good sightings.

A feeding flock of small birds in the bushes in the valley to the beach was comprised of blue, great, coal and long tailed tits with goldcrests, at least 2 chiffchaffs and 2 very smart firecrests.

On the rocky shoreline were a grey heron, 2 curlew, 4 little egrets, oystercatchers and 5 feral mallard types amongst the mallards. A surprise was an immature wigeon amongst the mallards.

Offshore the odd adult gannet was flying east.

14 Canada geese were feeding in the stubble field with a male pheasent. A male cirl bunting was very skulking in the hedgerow.

2 meadow pipits along the beach with rock pipits, pied wagtails and a grey wagtail.

Posted October 26th, 2015 at 4:19 pm by Stuart Green in Bird News