Prawle and South Huish

A lovely morning at Prawle though more of the same in receent days  : a few Chiffchaffs, Blackcaps and Willow Warblers singing. 7 male Wheatears at Langerstone. Met up with Vic and Sylvia Tucker who had seen 30+ Swallows from 11.30 plus 10+ more which I then saw coming in off the sea. Butterfly-wise several Green Veined Whites and Peacocks and one intriguing dark blue and rusty speckled underwing buitterfly that I thought had to be a Common Blue (not the powdery blue.of Holly ) seen at head height as it flew past me. Weird.

Later I went to S.Huish ( or is it S Milton Ley ?) having checked Birdguides and seen the report of Pectoral Sandpiper at c 7pm last night and I wasn't to be disappointed : it showed very well from 2pm albeit afar and into shimmery light  from 2pm. . Also at 3pm very briefly a summer plumaged Water Pipit showed well plus 2 Swallows and 1 Sand Martin.


Posted April 11th, 2014 at 11:31 pm in Bird News