Tuesday 13 April 2021

WWs and Wheatears

Willow Warbler - one of at least twenty moving through the hedgerows of Orcombe Point today - the best showing of this beautiful species, so far this spring and I'm sure I'll have missed a load more.

Finally - an upturn is spring passage on Orcombe - a fall of at least 20 Willow Warblers and 10 Wheatears in fine, clear conditions today. Several Blackcaps and Chiffchaffs in song too, and six Sandwich Terns off the point. Off Mudbank - just 1 Dark-bellied Brent Goose.
Yesterday on Orcombe - 6 Willow Warblers and a fly-over Siskin.

Common Dog-violet - masses of these in flower on the commons at the moment. I've been searching for different colour varieties with only limited success...

Thrift is well on its way to flowering but only one 'proper' flower-head so far...

One of at least 10 Wheatears on Orcombe today. My highest tally this spring.

Can't resist checking on the Green-winged Orchids when walking past.

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