Monday 4th May
Yesterday, I ventured on a day of seeing as many species as possible in the Budleigh area on my bike! An exhausting day of cycling up and down hills in a rather bracing NE wind as a fairly respectable 83 species were notched up between the hours of 05.00hrs and 20.00hrs.
Highlights included a Tree Pipit over the Otter early morning, a Peregrine chasing a Dunlin over the sea, an unseasonal 1st Summer Eider off Budleigh seafront and 2 unseasonal Red-breasted Mergansers on the estuary. Perhaps, not unsurprisingly, few migrants and not much on the sea, but an enjoyable day all the same.