Prawle yesterday (30/03)

Seawatching produced 1 each of Great Northern, Black- and Red-throated Divers, 37 Common Scoters, Shelduck, 54 Sandwich terns, and continued passage of Shags, with 119 logged. Also 22 Cormorants passed - a good number for the site.

A female Ring Ouzel was on the point, along with 3 Wheatears, and while searching for other grounded migrants I came across a fine male White-spotted Bluethroat skulking under the gorse. It soon followed some Stonechats into the small set-aside patch behind the wall, where I managed to get occasional good views in very windy conditions. At 11.30, the Ring Ouzel flew off north, continually calling, and soon after, the Wheatears started making their way up over the hump. With this, the Bluethroat also left it's bit of cover and flew towards the west cliffs. I managed to follow it for a while, but lost it as it went over the hump and was unable to re-locate it.

Other day totals were 43 Golden Plovers, 25 Meadow Pipits, 4 Black Redstarts (all female), 14 Wheatears, 4 Blackcaps, 48 Chiffchaffs (minimum) and 2 Goldcrests.

White-spotted Bluethroat Pat Mayer, Prawle 30.3.2013

White-Spotted Bluethroat Pat Mayer Prawle 30.3.2013

Posted March 31st, 2013 at 10:14 am by Pat Mayer in General Birding