Tuesday 25 October 2016

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Garden Warbler - a late bird and, believe it or not, the first on Orcombe this autumn. It has been a terrible autumn for common migrants on Orcombe - par for the course these days sadly.
Orcombe from first light - 35+ Starlings, c30+ Robins, c15+ Blackbirds, 4+ Redwings, 2 Bullfinches, c10+ Pied Wagtails, 10+ Goldcrests, c15+ Song Thrushes, 2 Grey Wagtails, 7+ Chiffchaffs, c10+ Chaffinches, 2 Fieldfares, 1 Garden Warbler, 1+ Curlew, 2 Coal Tits, 4 Blackcaps, 25+ Jackdaws, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Black Redstart and 1 Kestrel.
Mudbank - late afternoon - species included 90+ Redshank, 1 Snipe, 7+ Black-tailed Godwits, 1+ Dunlin, 1 Knot, 70+ Turnstones, 8+ Great Crested Grebes, 15 Red-breasted Mergansers and 2 Mediterranean Gulls. The wader counts are probably on the conservative side as the birds were packed in with ducks on the high tide, and difficult to count. A single Redpoll sp flew north and a  Grey Wagtail was knocking around. The Black Brant was again off the Imperial/Leisure Centre as the tide started to drop.


After an absence of Kestrels on Orcombe for most of this year it's good to have this bird hanging around.

The first Black Redstart of the autumn on Orcombe

Just one of c3000+ Wigeon off Mudbank at the moment

Black Brant off the Imperial late afternoon.

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