Tuesday 21 September 2021

More Spoonbills

Orcombe after work this evening - 20 Yellow Wagtails, 5 Wheatear, 1 Whinchat, 4 Chiffchaffs, c100+ Meadow Pipits, 1 Whitethroat and the three resident Red-legged Partridges. Also - up to 3 Clouded Yellows whizzing around. 
Off Mudbank this evening - 5 Spoonbills (adult and 4 juvs) flew downriver before doubling back and landing off Mudbank. I've been truly spoiled with this species this autumn. They're not even annual in Exmouth. Also off there today - 190+ Brent Geese, c6/700+ Wigeon, a Wigeon x Pintail hybrid, 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Redshank, 5 Bar-tailed Godwits and 1 Greenshank. A Goldcrest was calling from the scrub.
Yesterday off there - 64 Dark-bellied Brent Geese and 3 Black-tailed Godwits.

Small Coppers on Ragwort.

Crap photo but two of this evening's twenty Yellow Wagtails. A similar number was present yesterday evening too.

Harvest Moon from Mudbank at dawn this morning.

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