Sunday 10 March 2019

Black Red Green Wood

Orcombe Point being battered by a ferocious north-westerly at dawn this morning.
A quick look off the seafront this morning produced 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver and a Common Scoter, with a fair few Gannets and a least 1 Fulmar passing way out along the horizon. Nearby on the dung heap - 1 Snipe, 2 Rock Pipit and c5/6+ Meadow Pipit.
With little shelter from the gale-force winds in Exmouth, I ended up wandering around Sandy Bay for a short while this afternoon, where a Black Redstart was trumped by a surprisingly cooperative Green Woodpecker. Otherwise - the three Eider off Shelly Beach and two Raven over the house.

Black Redstart - Sandy Bay

Collared Dove - Sandy Bay

Green Woodpecker - Sandy Bay - one of four regular sites in Exmouth for this species, although I've had them elsewhere within the parish boundary too. At some point I must get round to establishing exactly how many birds are present.

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