Yesterday - a female-type Black Redstart moved rapidly through gardens along Belle Vue Road.
Thursday, 2 February 2023
Wednesday, 1 February 2023
One of 2 Chiffchaffs feeding on the dung. Along with the chiffies and pipits, up to 4 Pied Wagtails, 1 Grey Wagtail, 3 Dunnocks, a Wren and a Robin are spending time on the dung. Sometimes they're joined by a male Pheaseant and a Cirl Bunting or two!
Tuesday, 31 January 2023
Sunday, 29 January 2023
Lapwings - Orcombe Point.
Cirl Bunting feeding on the dung heap.
Wednesday, 25 January 2023
Saturday, 21 January 2023
This Goosander was off Mudbank early this morning. Never an easy species to see in Exmouth.
On an icy Orcombe Point - 2 Cirl Buntings, 2 Chiffchaffs, c190 Skylarks, 15+ Redwings, 9 Snipe, 11 Lapwing, 74 Golden Plovers, 13 Meadow Pipits and 2 Song Thrushes. Nearby, a Black Redstart was on cliffs near Sandy Bay whilst Lu and I walked the dog, and the brook provided 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Black Redstart and 2 Grey Wagtails.
A female Blackcap was in gardens along Belle Vue Road along with a couple Redwings and a Fieldfare.
Another difficult species to catch up with in Exmouth - this Avocet showed well off Mudbank this afternoon.
I was pleased to see this flock of c190 Skylarks on Orcombe Point today. The highest count in years.
Cirl Bunting - dung heap. One of two birds wintering on Orcombe.
One of 2 Chiffchaffs on the dung heap.
The Orcombe Point Golden Plover flock numbered 74 birds today.
Fieldfare - Belle Vue Road.
Thursday, 19 January 2023
Golden Plovers - Orcombe Point.
Late this afternoon was the first chance I've had to check Orcombe since the cold snap started. Sixteen Golden Plovers were feeding in the top fields with 11 Lapwing, c75 Starlings and c100 Black-headed Gulls. Also noted - 1 Little Egret, 3 Stonechats, 15 Snipe, c25 Skylarks, c10+ Meadow Pipits, 1 Stock Dove, 2 Chiffchaffs, 2 Rock Pipit, 1 Peregrine, 1 Kestrel and the Cirl Bunting.
Yesterday, a flock of 10 Fieldfares flew over Belle Vue Road.