Wise Birding Holidays

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Black Redstart and Wheatears

A male Black Redstart on the cricket pitch today was a nice surprise, as were my first Wheatears of the year. The Spotted Redshank was still feeding around the flooded cricket pitch along with a huge count (for the Otter!) of 36 Dunlin. At least 3 Pintail were still present too. 

Inspired by Matt's Corn Bunting at Orcombe, I also checked the top fields west of the Otter and the associated dung heap, but only found Rock and Meadow Pipits and at least 5 Chiffchaff feeding there.

Male Black Redstart, Cricket Pitch

Water Rail, White Bridge

Male Wheatear, Top Fields

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