Friday 10 November 2017

This Week

A busy and difficult week at work but I always squeeze in a bit of birding, for my own sanity. Trouble is it's near enough dark by the time I get out. Nothing too exciting to report this week but the Purple Sandpiper count jumped to 7 on Tuesday evening, when there were also 2 Golden Plover on Orcombe Point, along with 2 Stonechat and 2 Song Thrush.
Yesterday there were just 2 Purple Sandpiper on Maer Rocks with a Great Northern Diver offshore.
This evening, again just 2 Purple Sandpiper along with 1 Little Egret and 4/5 Turnstone.

Little Egret - Maer Rocks this evening. Guess which way the wind's blowing!

One of two Rock Pipits on the dung heap this evening.

Kestrel - Orcombe Point this evening. Tail looks short. Would be nice to see a longer p10!

Golden Plover - Orcombe Point 7/11

Collared Dove - not a common sight on Orcombe Point. The best place in Exmouth, as far as I can tell, seems to be the Carter Park area, where good numbers of this species can be seen.

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