Friday, 11 September 2020

Grasshopper Warbler

The patch has been quiet of late but it is finally beginning to feel a little more autumnal now. Clear highlight for me today was flushing a Grasshopper Warbler from the clifftop fields and it even perched out in the open for a few seconds, but too quick for the camera! Also today, it was great to see a flock of at least 15 Cirl Buntings and most seemed to be juveniles, but I don't find them the easiest species to confidently age!
Other highlights over the last few days have included a small group of Dunlin and Ringed Plover at the mouth of the Otter, a few flyover Yellow Wagtails and a lone Golden Plover. Plus the first returning Wigeon to the Otter on September 3rd.
Adult Peregrine

Female Cirl Bunting

Juvenile Ringed Plover

Small group of Dunlin roosting on Budleigh Beach

Wigeon on  Budleigh Scrape

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