Dawlish Warren

Interesting to read about the woodpigeons. Just to add to the picture, 23,500 woodpigeons SW between 07.05 and 11.30 hrs. Most were out over the sea, with few over the Warren or estuary.  Didn't count stock's consistently due to distance of most flocks but minimum 200 from close flocks. Otherwise vis mig was poor with just a trickle of finches and skylarks. Interesting that under the clear weather conditions this morning woodpigeons obviously cut across Lyme Bay and the line of the birds I watched would have took them toward Teignmouth area. However, judging by the Torquay count, I suspect many more were further out over the bay, beyond detectable range from Dawlish, .  

Bonaparte's gull was again feeding offshore and at least 2 red-throated diver. 8 common scoter flew south.

 

Posted November 6th, 2012 at 4:46 pm in Bird News