Exmouth

Belle Vue Road/Mudbank - an osprey fishing the river at1330. Early this morning there were 2 little tern, 1 turnstone, 5+ great crested grebe and 3+ sandwich tern off Mudbank. Yesterday a red kite headed north upriver at 0940, perhaps the individual seen later at the north end of the estuary? Also yesterday at least 4 mediterranean gulls (2 fs, 2s and ad s) and 210+ black-headed gulls.

Orcombe Point - 7/6 - a hobby hunting over Maer Lane sewage works in the afternoon and on 3/6 a late wheatear in the dung field seemed large enough (and late enough) for a 'Greenland' bird but it wasn't terribly colourful.

hobby - they never normally linger long at Orcombe
hobby - they never normally linger long at Orcombe

late wheatear
late wheatear

Posted June 9th, 2013 at 2:05 pm by Matt Knott in Bird News