Tuesday 26 March 2019

Barnacle Goose

The Barnacle Goose, that has been seen a couple of times of the Warren, was with Brent Geese shortly after dawn. The birds were on the beach between Maer Rocks and Orcombe Point. This is only my second Exmouth record following one off Mudbank in October 2017.
An early look at Orcombe Point produced 36 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 1 Barnacle Goose, 5+ Chiffchaff, 1 Curlew, 2 Goldcrest, 7+ Meadow Pipit, 8 Canada Goose, 1 Siskin and just 1 'alba' Wagtail. The weather was beautiful but the sky too clear to ground migrants, and I had to scrape ice of the windscreen following a chilly night. Such conditions rarely produce the goods!

One of two Goldcrests seen on Orcombe today.

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