Radford's Flame Shoulder - trapped last night in Budleigh by Nick. I've been hoping to see this species for some time now. The place to see them is Portland but over the last few years they've been expanding their range, so it felt like it was only a matter of time, and I predicted that Nick would be the first to strike gold! Many thanks Nick!
Three hours walking around Orcombe, from dawn, produced at least 19 Redwing, 1 Fieldfare, 9+ Song Thrush, c20 Blackbird, 16+ Chaffinch, just 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Lapwing, 2 Siskin, 12 Goldfinch, 8 Snipe, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 12+ Goldcrest, 4 Stonechat, 10+ Pied Wagtail, c70 Starling, 1 Redpoll, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Brent Goose, 8 Curlew, 1 Jay and 1 Ring-necked Parakeet.
Off Mudbank - 2 Avocet (very scarce this end of the river), 1 Great Northern Diver, 60 Redshank, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Red-breasted Merganser, 8 Pale-bellied Brent Goose and 10 Teal amongst the usual stuff.