Saturday, 14 September 2019

Pintail Sallow Lapwing


Yellow Wagtail - several birds stopping off to feed in with the cattle this morning.
 
A beautiful early morning on Orcombe this morning but had to leave prematurely for football. Great to see Ernie as always and no Meadow Pipit count as birds seemed to be heading in all directions with little purpose. This morning's counts included 1 Lapwing, c20+ Yellow Wagtail, 4+ alba wagtail, 8+ Grey Wagtail, 1 adult Mediterranean Gull, 2+ Tree Pipit, 5+ Wheatear, 1 or 2 Stonechat, 1 Whitethroat, 6+ Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest and c10/15+ Skylark - a marked increase.
My first Pintail of the autumn was off Mudbank this afternoon with 21 Wigeon, 24 Pale-bellied Brent Geese and 11 Great Crested Grebe.


First Lapwing of the autumn on Orcombe this morning.


Stonechat.


This skinny young male Sparrowhawk gave the Meadow Pipits and Yellow Wagtails little chance of a rest this morning.


A Golden-ringed Dragonfly clings on to a Gorse flower - Woodbury Common.


Not sure what this is but I like it - Woodbury Common.


A very dark chocolatey-brown Square-spot Rustic. Not seen one this dark before. Otherwise 3 Silver Y, 1 Rusty Dot Pearl and a White Point following a clear, cool night.


Sallow. No words....

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