Tuesday 10 April 2018

New Eiders and Migrants

Two brief trips out today - off Maer Rocks this morning there were 5 Eiders - the usual 2 immature drakes keeping their distance from a smart adult drake and female, accompanying another immature drake, which could possibly be one of the three that have wintered off the seafront. Also 3 Common Scoter, 4 Canada Geese, 4+ Purple Sandpiper, 5+ Turnstone and 4+ Sandwich Tern.
Orcombe Point produced 3 Swallow, 1 Wheatear, 2 White Wagtail, 1 Meadow Pipit, 3+ Chiffchaff and a Whimbrel.
Off Mudbank there were 7 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, 5+ Sandwich Tern and a Swallow.

A nice orange-flushed Meadow Pipit on the dung heap.

One of two White Wagtails on the dung heap.

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