Saturday 18 August 2018

Tree Pipit and Black Tern

Tree Pipit
The majority of Tree Pipits on Orcombe are early morning 'fly-overs', so it was lovely to be able to watch this grounded individual, which, going on the freshness of its plumage, is presumably a juvenile. Otherwise Orcombe was dead, but the juvenile Black Tern was off the lifeboat station early morning, and a small tern that headed straight out to sea looked good for a juvenile Arctic Tern. Unfortunately it was always heading away from me and I like to get everything on any juvenile tern species. Otherwise c20+ Common Tern and several Sandwich Tern were feeding offshore.

Yesterday on Orcombe a mini fall of migrants included 5+ Willow Warblers and my first Exmouth Sedge Warbler of the year.

Maisie has a job in a café in Topsham so I have an excuse to pop into Bowling Green from time to time. Yesterday I had a look as the tide was coming in. The highlights were Green Sandpiper, Ruff, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit and c40+ Dunlin along with the usual stuff.


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