Monday 14 March 2016

Dartford Warbler

This Dartford Warbler was feeding in Gorse on Orcombe Point late this afternoon. It could feasibly be last November's bird that has overwintered in the area, or it might be a migrant. We've had Dartford Warbler on Orcombe in March before. The warm brown-toned mantle indicates that it's an immature bird but whether it's male or female I'm not sure. The only other birds of note on this afternoon's brief visit were 2 Meadow Pipit and a single Chiffchaff.
Yesterday Orcombe produced 8+ Meadow Pipit, 3 Pied Wagtail, 1 Stonechat, 1 Firecrest, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Siskin, 9 Linnet, 8 Greenfinch, 9 Goldfinch, 4 Jackdaw and 1 Curlew.

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