Tuesday 31 August 2021

More Wags

Orcombe Point today - c40/50+ Yellow Wagtails still, mobile around the top fields. Also 3 late Swifts, 1 Reed Warbler, 3 Whitethroats, 3 Wheatears and really good numbers of hirundines, that included c100+ House Martins, c50+ Swallows and at least 6 Sand Martins. Difficult to get a handle on numbers though as it wasn't obvious whether birds were hanging around of flying straight through.
Mudbank was again quite good with 3 Black-tailed Godwits my first in Exmouth this year. Also - 5 Turnstones, 4 Bar-tailed Godwits, 3 Redshanks, 13 Knot, at least 22 Common Terns, 1 Greenshank, 1 Wheatear, 2 Dunlin, 12 Wigeon, 7 Teal, 8 Whimbrel and 1 Shoveler. Additionally the Snow Goose was in with a large Canada Goose flock, in stubbles behind Starcross.

 I think an argument could be made for this being a Blue-headed Wagtail.


Reed Warbler - typically camera-shy but only my second record in Exmouth this year.

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