Saturday 20 April 2019


Drake Common Scoter - not far off the beach between Maer Rocks and Orcombe Point, for its second day, and a rare opportunity for a photograph.
No Willow Warblers this morning, for what feels like the first time in weeks! Great to be out birding with Paul early on, and although it was fairly quiet we managed a Serin flying purposefully east at 0650, calling as it went but showing no sign of stopping. Otherwise - 2 Chiffchaff, 4  Blackcap, 4 Canada Goose, 3 Whitethroat, 1 Wheatear, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 Swallow, 2 Sandwich Tern, 1 Common Scoter and a handful of Linnet and Goldfinch apparently moving through, but difficult to separate from resident birds. Paul had a very likely Garden Warbler moving rapidly through the cliff-top scrub, in subsong, before we met up.

 Large Long-horn Nematopogon Swammerdamella - Lympstone Common

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