Sunday 15 November 2020

Today's Stuff

Juvenile Mute Swans seem to have been very thin on the ground this autumn, so it was nice to see this one in the Duck Pond.

Again very little to report but nice to get out between the showers. Seven Purple Sandpipers on Maer Rocks and 2 Black Redstarts in the Shelly beach area, mainly in gardens bordering the 'Gut', were the highlights. Otherwise a decent wader flock off Mudbank late this afternoon contained 300+ Dunlin, 15+ Redshank and 90+ Turnstone. Other bits and bobs included 3 Pale-bellied Brent Geese in the Duck Pond, adult Mediterranean Gull off Mudbank and 2 Ringed Plover off the Imperial.

Meadow Pipit - Imperial recreation ground.

Turnstone - Imperial recreation ground.

Pale-bellied Brent Geese - the Duck Pond.

Black Redstart - this female-type was flighty and mobile around the 'Gut', at one point getting on the roof of the Exe Cafe before whizzing over to the Imperial recreation ground.

Yesterday's male Black Redstart was again present in exactly the same spot as yesterday but the light was a bit better.

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