Thursday 19 September 2019

WeBS & White Stork

Totals from Saturday morning's count included a Green Sandpiper, five Common Sandpipers, 315 Oystercatchers, 75 Curlew, 11 Redshanks, 10 Turnstones, six Ringed Plovers, five Greenshanks, two Dunlin, 31 Little Egrets, 16 Mute Swans, eight Cormorants and three Shags. Migrant passerines included single Wheatear and Yellow Wagtail at Flow Point and another White Wagtail on the spit at Passage House.

Remarkably a White Stork was seen perched on buildings in Teignmouth yesterday lunchtime!

Sunday 8 September 2019

White Wagtail

The birds were keeping a low profile on the racecourse this afternoon, possibly on account of the model aircraft being flown overhead, but a bit of perseverance eventually yielded a smart male White Wagtail along with eight or nine Pied Wagtails, two Wheatears, two Stonechats and a Mistle Thrush.