Thursday, 28 May 2015

Migrants and Fledglings

Juvenile Linnet.
I mini upsurge in migrants this morning! I did Orcombe Point from 0525 'til about 0700 and recorded 5 sandwich tern, 25+ sanderling, c15+ wader sp, 1 dunlin, 23 swift (all west and the biggest movement this year), 3 house martin, several swallow and 1 spotted flycatcher.
I had a mooch up on the Commons this afternoon but failed to locate yesterday's cuckoo. Nice to see reasonable numbers of stonechat and meadow pipit though.

Spotted Flycatcher

The pair of Rock Pipits that breed on Orcombe Point have successfully fledged a single juvenile. Interesting to see how subtle the differences between juvenile and adult plumage are. The juvenile is on the left in the above photo.

Juvenile (bottom) and female Stonechat - Woodbury Common.

Adult male Stonechat.

White rumps is the 'norm' for male Stonechats on the Pebbled Heaths.

Green Hairstreaks, Small Heaths and Common Blues among the butterflies seen on Woodbury Common this afternoon.

1 comment:

  1. Some great photo's Matt.... Love the Green Hairstreak, looks pristine...Beautiful.