Tuesday, 1 September 2020

Pale-bellied Brent


Present at dawn and again this afternoon, this Pale-bellied Brent Goose is my first of the autumn. The Dark-bellied birds will start arriving soon...
 
Quick visits to Mudbank before and after work produced one Pale-bellied Brent Goose, 97 Wigeon, 16 Pintail, 1+ Yellow Wagtail, 10+ Redshank, 3 Greenshank, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 4 Teal, 4 Whimbrel and 7 Bar-tailed Godwit.


Pintail and Wigeon - Mudbank.


Scarce Bordered Straw - the best of last night immigrant species. Otherwise just a couple Silver Y and a couple Rusty Dot Pearl. Other species included Dusky Thorn, September Thorn, Lime-speck Pug, Bloxworth Snout (which escaped the camera), Six-striped Rustic, Square-spot Rustic, Vine's Rustic, Angle Shades, Snout, Double-striped Pug, Flounced Rustic, Shuttle-shaped Dart, Setaceous Hebrew Character, Large Yellow Underwing, Willow Beauty and Mother of Pearl.


Chiffchaff - Orcombe Point. Very quiet this afternoon with just 3 Meadow Pipit recorded plus a handful of Yellow Wagtails commuting between cattle herds.

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