East from Instow

Nothing major around, at least by the time I got there (0900), a shame as the rain last night may have grounded a fair amount. Hirundines 'notable only by their absence'. Starling flock similar to last visit, still no Rose-coloured in there though. Cricket field has been re-sown which attracted a mixed flock of Linnet, Goldfinch and Greenfinch plus both Pied and White Wagtail, Meadow Pipit and the usual Oystercatcher with one leg. Kestrel made an appearance by the cricket club and at the first jetty east. Also around this jetty, a Rock Pipit (no Wheatear this time), and in the scrub 2 Blackbird, a Robin, a Stonechat but no warblers at all this time. Quite a surprising sight of a Kingfisher feeding in the saltwater, perching on the red tugboat and jetty. ~100 Mediterranean Gull (mix of ages, one juv had a green darvic ring, unreadable with my Opticron scope), 30 BH Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 1 Great BB Gull and 1 Common Gull on the rocks. 1 Blackcap in the Sea Buckthorn at public carpark.

Posted September 26th, 2014 at 12:01 pm by Lowell Mills in Bird News