Sunday 31 August 2014

Spot Flys

Spotted Flycatcher

Common stuff but pleasant birding in beautiful weather today. Orcombe Point - 0625 - 0900'ish - 4 grey heron, 4+ chiffchaff, 4+ grey wagtail, 6+ alba wagtail, 2 razorbill, 10+ meadow pipit, 20+ yellow wagtail, c40+ swallow, 2+ spotted flycatcher, 3+ tree pipit, 2+ phyllosc sp, 2+ great spotted woodpecker, 7+ whitethroat, 4+ willow warbler, 3+ wheatear, 1+ sand martin, 11 jackdaw, 1 sedge warbler, 2 blackcap and 3+ house martin.

The spot fly seemed to attract attention. First a willow warbler........

.....then a whitethroat.

This sedge warbler was in the dung field.

There were loads of Speckled Wood butterflies around today. Also good numbers of Red Admiral, a Clouded Yellow and a Common Blue.


Herring Gulls heading to roost on the river last night with a lovely sky.

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