Monday 29 November 2021
Sunday 28 November 2021
Pale-bellied Brent Goose - Shelly Beach.
Black Redstart - the 'Gut'.
Large numbers of Dunlin have been off Mudbank the last couple of days.
Thursday 25 November 2021
Yesterday evening at least 2 Purple Sandpipers were creeping around Maer Rocks, and offshore singles of both Great Northern Diver and Red-throated Diver were present. The first-winter Yellow-legged Gull was in the coastal waste recycling centre and a male Black Redstart was feeding on apartment rooves, around the Shelly Beach area.
Saturday 20 November 2021
Juvenile Dark-bellied Brent Geese - Maer Rocks.
A finch flock, noticed from the car as I drove down from Woodbury Park towards Woodbury, contained c50 Linnets, c20 Chaffinches and this female Brambling. The birds were dropping down to feed in a game cover crop.
Looking towards Woodbury Fort from Colaton Raleigh Common.
Reed Bunting - one of at least twenty on Colaton Raleigh Common this morning.
The view looking east from Colaton Raleigh Common.
An estimated 70+ Lesser Redpolls is by far the biggest flock I've seen in a while. I reckon there are around 65 in this photo. The flock was mobile, ranging from open heath just below the grenade range to the wood edge, where they were feeding in the Birch trees.
Saturday 13 November 2021
This was by far the closest of 270+ Teal off Mudbank today. Teal are pretty infrequent off Mudbank but when they do turn up it can often be in numbers - the assumption being that they've been disturbed en masse from the opposite side of the river. They always stay further out than the Wigeon and often gravitate to the edges of Cockle Sands.
It doesn't seem too bothered by the scary clown mask!
I could only find one of the two male Black Redstarts today.
A Firecrest in the usual bushes behind the cricket club.