Unpleasant birding conditions the last couple of days with the highlight being another Garganey off Mudbank - this time a drake, with nice light grey forewing patches, standing out amongst the 35 Teal present. Also a high count of 69 Mute Swan, 190 Brent Geese (with Pale-bellied birds still present), good numbers of Wigeon and Pintail, and 3 Greenshank.
Yesterday, despite howling wind and heavy rain, a late afternoon look at Orcombe produced 1 Sand Martin, c30+ Meadow Pipit and 2 Yellow Wagtails moving between cattle herds.
The Pintail are showing well off Mudbank at the moment.
Only one Mediterranean Gull off Mudbank today.
Three juveniles amongst the 69-strong Mute Swan flock today.