Thursday, 6 September 2018

6th September 2018

Today felt like autumn with a steady passage of Meadow Pipits,( 115 ) Swallows (900) and Sand Martins (50) all going North along the coast into a Northwesterly wind. Also Four Tree Pipits all heading inland and four Yellow Wagtails. On the ground there were six Whinchats (Freedown & Hope Point) and single Spotted Flycatcher, Wheatear and Redstart. A Short-eared Owl was flushed from the clifftop. While the Gun Emplacement came up trumps with two Garden Warblers and a brief Wood Warbler. Other Warblers included 15 Common Whitethroats and 15 Lessers, seven Blackcaps, eight Chiffchaffs and two Willow Warbler.

Brendan ( with additional records from Neil Framton)

Spotted Flycatcher - Freedown

Wheatear- Clifftop

A Short-eared Owl was flushed from the clifftop.

Wood Warbler _ Gun Emplacement

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