Thursday 19 January 2023


Golden Plovers - Orcombe Point.

Late this afternoon was the first chance I've had to check Orcombe since the cold snap started. Sixteen Golden Plovers were feeding in the top fields with 11 Lapwing, c75 Starlings and c100 Black-headed Gulls. Also noted - 1 Little Egret, 3 Stonechats, 15 Snipe, c25 Skylarks, c10+ Meadow Pipits,  1 Stock Dove, 2 Chiffchaffs, 2 Rock Pipit, 1 Peregrine, 1 Kestrel and the Cirl Bunting.

Yesterday, a flock of 10 Fieldfares flew over Belle Vue Road.


Cirl Bunting - dung field.


  1. I was down your way again today Matt and was hoping to get to Orcombe Point but was called away pretty much as soon as I arrived and so only managed to get to Phear Park. If you haven't been down there for a few days then I can confirm your Common Sandpiper is still in residence. Best Regards, Roland

  2. Hi Roland - many thanks. Nice to know it's still there. I'm hoping for a Dipper in that stretch of brook one day. Do please let me know if you get one! All the best. Matt.