Tuesday 20 September 2016

Yellow Wags

Yellow Wagtail - Orcombe Point
Fourteen plus Yellow Wagtails this evening. I've really struggled to photograph them this year so it was nice to get something at least today. Birding has been slow though with just 8+ Wheatear, c20+ Meadow Pipit and c5/10+ Chiffchaff present this evening.
There was a single White Wagtail on the beach and early yesterday morning there was a small gathering of waders on the beach consisting of 21 Dunlin, 7 Ringed Plovers and 4 Sanderlings. A Greenshank was the only bird of note off Mudbank.

Centre-barred Sallow (left) and Sallow

Common Marbled Carpet - this species shows a variety of colour forms but this is my favourite.


  1. No Tawny Pipits then Matt? That has gripped me off so I can't imagine how you feel...

  2. Hi Steve - yes a bit gripped. I was up there at the time of the sighting and didn't see it. I didn't see any birders up there either. Went through meadow pipit flock a few times but didn't see or hear anything unusual. A great record for Orcombe so hopefully it's still there today. Otherwise would be good to see photos. Cheers. Matt