Saturday, 22 April 2017

Whimbrels and White Wag

At least 70 Whimbrel off Mudbank this afternoon. Some showing really well from the viewing screen. Also 5 Greenshank and my first White Wagtail of the spring.
I did Orcombe before breakfast, noting 6 Whitethroat, 4 or 5 Wheatear, 2 Willow Warbler and my fifth Grasshopper Warbler of the spring - a reeling bird in the hedgerow bordering the second orchid field up. Also 15+ Dunlin, 1 Ringed Plover, 4 Whimbrel, 1 Turnstone, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Guillemot and 2 Common Scoter.

Bee sp - Edit - Common Carder Bee - thanks Nick.

1 comment:

  1. Nice to see the Whimbrels. Think your bee is Common Carder (Bombus pascuorum).