This Goosander was off Mudbank early this morning. Never an easy species to see in Exmouth.
On an icy Orcombe Point - 2 Cirl Buntings, 2 Chiffchaffs, c190 Skylarks, 15+ Redwings, 9 Snipe, 11 Lapwing, 74 Golden Plovers, 13 Meadow Pipits and 2 Song Thrushes. Nearby, a Black Redstart was on cliffs near Sandy Bay whilst Lu and I walked the dog, and the brook provided 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Black Redstart and 2 Grey Wagtails.
A female Blackcap was in gardens along Belle Vue Road along with a couple Redwings and a Fieldfare.
Another difficult species to catch up with in Exmouth - this Avocet showed well off Mudbank this afternoon.
I was pleased to see this flock of c190 Skylarks on Orcombe Point today. The highest count in years.
Cirl Bunting - dung heap. One of two birds wintering on Orcombe.
One of 2 Chiffchaffs on the dung heap.
The Orcombe Point Golden Plover flock numbered 74 birds today.
Fieldfare - Belle Vue Road.