Sunday 11 November 2018

Cirl Buntings

Good numbers of Meadow Pipit on Orcombe Point this morning included a number feeding on the dung heap.
It was quite busy on Orcombe Point early this morning. Between 0700 and 0905 I recorded 80+ Chaffinch, 3 Goldcrest, 6 Snipe, 3+ Song Thrush, 1+ Redwing, c100+ Meadow Pipit, 4+ Blackbird, c15+ Goldfinch, c40+ Skylark, 3+ Pied Wagtail, 2 or 3 Cirl Buntings, c50+ Linnet, c300+ Woodpigeon, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Reed Bunting, 10+ Jackdaw and 4 Starling.
The Cirl Buntings were my first in Exmouth this year and were this morning's clear highlight.
Little else seen today but the 2 Black Redstarts were again showing well behind the sailing club and a few bits and bobs were seen on this afternoon's dog-walk - see below.

One of at least two very vocal Reed Buntings on Orcombe this morning.

Cirl Bunting. This was one of two on Gore Lane following an early morning east-bound flyover which could have been a different bird.

Four of 18 Black-tailed Godwits off the Leisure Centre.

This adult Pale-bellied Brent Goose was in the 'Gut' with c50+ Dark-bellied Brents. The group contained good numbers of juvenile birds.

Juvenile and adult Dark-bellied Brent Geese.

Coco and I walked miles on the Commons this afternoon. Birds seen included 18 Crossbill, 30 Fieldfare, 3 Redwing, 1+ Brambling and Dartford Warbler.

Raven - Woodbury Common

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