A feeding pod of c.20 Common Dolphin offshore this morning attracted in a feeding frenzy of Gulls and Gannets along with a small dark Skua Sp. and c.23 Shearwater Sp.- too distant to ID (no telescope with me). Eventually the Dolphins moved off west with the Shearwaters following in a line low over the water. 

Waders still present along the beach at Wembury Point on the incoming tide - 4 Grey Plover still, now 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Ringed Plover, 3 Turnstone and a Dunlin with 4 Curlew and Oystercatchers. 2 Little Egret, 4 male and a female Mallard and a Wheatear also seen.

37 Mediterranean Gulls (14 1st winters) roosting on the rocks before all flying off east as the tide came in. 

58 Canada Geese resting in the stubble field. GSWoodpecker heard in the pine trees at The Point again. Stonechat and Cirl Bunting showing well along the coast path along with a pair of Blackcap. Noticeable increase in Meadow Pipit in the fields. Great Wagtail and Kestrel over. 

Posted September 28th, 2020 at 4:52 pm by Stuart Green in Bird News