Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Patch Birding Can Be Cruel

There are rare waders everywhere and the Isle of Scilly have got a whole host of stunning American goodies. Even just down the coast, at Exmouth, yesterday's rain and winds 'wrecked' three Sabine's Gull and a Grey Phalarope (see Cream Tea Birding). Seaton Bay's best offering this morning was...

A Guillemot!!!

There were also five Sandwich Terns offshore, and on the beach were three Wheatear, 25 Dunlin and a Curlew Sand....

Spot the Curlew Sand!

There seemed to be a few Wheatear about today, with ten on Colyford Marsh, where there were another seven Dunlin. Black Hole Marsh was weirdly quiet, with three Greenshank and a Ruff over. Over the last couple of days I've heard/seen the first few Siskins of the season going over - it will soon be time to get the clickers out again!

I can't tell you how nice it is to be out birding again - even though it was rather disappointing!

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