This Willow Warbler, my first of the year, was singing quietly as it moved through Blackthorn scrub on Orcombe Point this morning.
Orcombe Point this morning - 4+ Chiffchaffs, 1 Willow Warbler, 6+ Meadow pipits, 1 Stonechat, 6 Shelducks, 3 Sandwich Terns, 11 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, the 2 immature drake Eiders and 2 Red-legged Partridges.
Thanks to some very timely messages from Mark and Lee (thank you both), I was able to see the Warren's juvenile Iceland Gull as it circled with a large gull flock, disturbed from Finger Point. I watched it from the seafront before it flew off out to sea. It appeared to be of the lovely 'café au lait' variety - my first Exmouth record since December 13th 2021. See here.
Off Mudbank today - 22 Sandwich Terns, just 1 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 5 Red-breasted Mergansers, 18 Turnstones, 55 Curlew, 2 Canada Geese, 2 Mute Swans, 3 Teal, 20+ Common Gulls and at least 14 Lesser Black-backed Gulls.
The only morsels of interest from yesterday included the female Cirl Bunting again at West Lodge, and an adult Kittiwake off Mudbank. I was chuffed to see 2 Moorhens back on Bystock Pool, after a complete absence last year.
First seen yesterday, this pair of Red-legged Partridges are frequenting the top fields of Orcombe.
Another chunk of cliff has slipped on Orcombe Point.
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