Magpie at dawn.
A fine early morning spell of birding on Orcombe Point with Nick and Paul this morning. Sightings included another pristine male redstart as well as the spring's first whitethroat, a fly-over yellowhammer and a jay. Also this morning we recorded 8+ chiffchaff, 5+ willow warbler, 8 dark-bellied brent goose, 2+ sandwich tern, 3 shelduck, 7+ meadow pipit, 3 swallow, 4 wheatear, 2 canada goose, 2 alba wagtail, 1 blackcap and 1 rock pipit.
At 1110, whilst sat in the garden (unable to do the much needed gardening with the back as it is), a red kite went over - now very much expected at this time of year.
Jay is a scarce bird on Orcombe - more expected in autumn than spring.