Sunday 28 August 2022


Just three Wheatears on Orcombe Point this morning.

On Orcombe this morning - 40+ Yellow Wagtails, 1 Tree Pipit, 3 Grey Wagtails, 3 Wheatears, 2 Sand Martins and a White Wagtail.
Off Mudbank - 1 Osprey, 1 adult Gannet, 2 Pintail, 31 Wigeon, 1 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 11 Yellow Wagtails (south), 5 Teal, 22 Shelduck, 17 Black-tailed Godwits, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Dunlin, 3 Whimbrel, 4 Grey Herons and 1 wader sp that I wish I'd had a better look at.

My first White Wagtail of the autumn, a juvenile, was on the dung heap this morning.

One of at least 40 Yellow Wagtails on Orcombe this morning. Nearby, at least 4 were in with cattle at Maer Farm.

Chequered Grass-veneer Catoptria falsella. Was chuffed to see this, this morning. A stunning species that, until now, has avoided my trap here in Exmouth. I used to catch them at my in-laws but that was years ago. Also last night - 19 Rusty Dot Pearl, 3 Silver Y, 2 Delicate, 1 Dark Sword-grass, 1 Pearly Underwing, 5 Rush Veneer and 2 Portland Ribbon Wave. Also - singles of Toadflax Pug, Small Blood-Vein and Green Carpet amongst a load of other stuff.

The Osprey spent a lot of time off Mudbank this morning, at one point sitting on Cockle Sands. Present 'til 1135 at least.

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