Wednesday 16 August 2023

Y Wag

Juvenile Kestrel (note broad pale tips to primaries) - I think this is a female, showing coarsely barred upperparts and a sandy-brown tail.

A few migrants on Orcombe Point this morning - a pleasant surprise given the beautiful, clear conditions. The first Yellow Wagtail of the autumn was logged, along with 4+ Wheatears and c20 Swallows. Not having much luck with Willow Warblers! Also - 1 Blackcap, 2 Sedge Warblers, 2 Whitethroats, 6+ Chiffchaffs and 4 Skylarks.
The second-summer Yellow-legged Gull remains in the recycling centre and off Mudbank - 7 Sandwich Terns and 18 Whimbrel.
Yesterday on Orcombe - at least 1 (probably two) Cirl Buntings, 1 Reed Warbler, 10+ Swallows, 1 Wheatear and a Kestrel.

 The 2s Yellow-legged Gull flinches as a Great Black-back lands alongside it.


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