Neglected Rustic - a beautiful heathland species trapped by the Devon Moth Group last night on East Budleigh Common. A big thank you to Nick who came over with it today. I released it safely back on the commons this afternoon. The larval foodplants are Heather, Bell Heather and Cross-leaved Heath.
Orcombe Point - 0635 - 0905 - 300+ Meadow Pipit west, 4 hirundine sp, 4 alba wagtail, 5 Swallow, 9+ Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 14+ Yellow Wagtail, 4+ Grey Wagtail, 1 Stonechat, 2 Whitethroat, 4 Tree Pipit, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1+ House Martin, 1 Dunlin, 1 Coal Tit, 2 Wheatear and 4+ Blackcap.
Off Mudbank - 8 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 4 Dunlin, 2 Turnstone, 1 Peregrine, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Redshank, 1 Whimbrel and a Greenshank.
Yesterday - a similar stint on Orcombe produced 180+ Meadow Pipit (west), 1 Raven, 4+ Blackcap, 3 alba wagtail, 1 Starling, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, c50+ House Martin, 1+ Chiffchaff and 2 Swallow. Otherwise, being back at work has meant much less time out this week but on Friday there were c50+ Sandwich Tern and 3 Common Tern off the seafront.
Southern Hawker - Orcombe Point
My first Stonechat of the autumn on Orcombe Point early this morning.
Yellow Wagtail - one of at least 14 in with cattle on Orcombe Point today.
Kingfisher - Mudbank - the first one I've seen here this year. A relief to have one back after a long absence.
Grayling - Woodbury Common.
Common Blue on Greater Knapweed - Bristol Schools. Plenty of Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small Copper and Speckled Wood seen. Also Comma and Small White.
One of two Portland Ribbon Waves beside a light in the Bristol Schools camp.