Tuesday 9 November 2010

Biting North-easterly......

Tuesday 9th November
Finally feels as if winter is on its way today. A brief foray to the patch produced 28 Curlew, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Glosssy Ibis, 115+ Wigeon, 120+ Teal, Kingfisher and 5 Common Scoter on the sea. I am coming to terms with the fact that William (Budleigh's infamous wintering Whimbrel) has either gone to the great wader sanctuary in the sky or has decided to turn its back on the winter and head for Ghana! Perhaps that is what the Glossy Ibis is thinking it should have done!! - Who knows, maybe it will be our William replacement for the winter.
It's all exciting stuff here on the Otter you know..........


  1. Four Grey Phals were seen heading your way today and I reckon one of these boyz could end up spinning on your roof before the week is out!

  2. Never under estimate the power of my roof Dinger!