Sunday 2 September 2018

More Migrants

Juvenile Sedge Warbler - the feathers are just so fresh on this little beauty. Only my third in Exmouth this year.
On the face of it - very quiet today, but some searching eventually paid dividends with the following logged: 1+ Whitethroat, 2+ Chiffchaff, 1 Sand Martin, c15/20+ Swallow, 1+ Wheatear, c10+ House Martin, 1 Whinchat, c50+ Yellow Wagtail, 1 Dartford Warbler, 2+ Tree Pipit, 1 Starling, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 fw Mediterranean Gull and 2 Kestrel.
Off Mudbank - 1 Osprey (caught fish and headed upriver @ 0935), 3 Wigeon, 3 Whimbrel, 2 Redshank, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, c70+ Sandwich Tern, 2 Common Tern, 1 Greenshank and c10+ Ringed Plover.

Juvenile Whinchat

Juvenile Dartford Warbler - my earliest autumn Dartford on Orcombe. Previous records have been in March or late autumn.

Portland Ribbon Wave - Bristol Schools - beside a light. Other species found included Single-dotted Wave, Small Blood-vein, Light Emerald, Flounced Rustic, Common Wainscot, Common Carpet, Dingy Footman, Double-striped Pug, Lime-speck Pug and Chinese Character.

Juvenile Yellow Wagtail - c50+ birds moving between cattle either side of Gore Lane.


Juvenile Tree Pipit

Another angle on the pristine juvenile Sedge Warbler


  1. Great to see the Dartfords Matt ... and the Portland RW as well, suggesting perhaps more than one colony nearby?

  2. Hi Nick - yep, Dartfords always good on Orcombe. Looks like you've got a colony in or around your new garden! Good to see you today and thanks again for the 'limbata'.