Tuesday 20 March 2018

Corn Bunting Still.

The Corn Bunting still present this afternoon. On the Maer there was a pair of Stonechats and off the Grove - 3 Great Northern Diver and the immature drake Eider.
Glad to see a few people caught up with the bunting today. It can be elusive, spending long periods hidden behind large clods of dung and often masquerading as a pipit! Note both Rock and Meadow Pipits are feeding on the dung, and yesterday a Skylark was too.
Good to see Rupert this afternoon too. We enjoyed views of it sat in the hedgerow for about 10-15 minutes. Please be aware that Maer Lane is partially under water so you need to approach Gore Lane from Littleham or Sandy Bay.

Eider sat on the very tip of Warren Point


  1. Corn Bunting great find Matt (how many is that in Devon now you've found?) and fabulous photos too.

  2. Thank you Mike - 3 in Devon - all 3 Orcombe Point and all in the same small area, though the last two were November birds when there was stubble in the fields. This was the best by far as it lingered and I got some ok photos of it. All the best. Matt