Wembury, 11th March

Despite the biting wind I braved a quick walk along the coastpath at Wembury this morning and was very surprised to see 2 Sandwich terns battling against the wind as they dived for fish off the main beach - bet they wished they had stayed in Africa a little longer!

Also seen were a wp bar tailed godwit and a wp dunlin feeding on the sandy gap in the rocks near Wembury Point. I briefly saw the water pipit feeding with meadow and rock pipits on the seaweed mass near the sewage pipe before it was distubed by a beach walker and flew off - at least I got to see its white outer tail feathers as it flew away!

A chiffchaff was briefly seen skulking in the undergrowth and a little egert looked very forlorn as it rested on the rocky foreshore.

Glad to get home and back in the warm but some nice sightings along with my first moth of the year - a double striped pug.

Posted March 11th, 2013 at 4:01 pm by Stuart Green in General Birding