Plenty of Turns no turning up around the Exe Estuary with plenty of Whimbrel, Godwits, Redshanks, Sandpipers and Curlews turning up every day.Looks like all the local Swifts have now left us for another year... very sad to see them go. Had a week in the New Forest last week and noticed large numbers of Spotted Flycatchers, Warblers and Redstarts throughout the Forest and the heath, all feeding up for the long push south later on when conditions are right.
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I meant Terns!, Common, Little, and Sandwich Terns, around the Estuary feeding on Sandeels and Whitebait near the sandbanks.
In reply to Derek C:
Good that there is plenty of food for them though, isn't it?
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In reply to Marina P:
Lovely pics Derek ... glad you're over your 'funny turn' ha ha!
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In reply to WendyBartter:
Migrant movement picking up on the coast at Orcombe point Exmouth this morning with plenty of Yellow Wagtails and Wheatears gathering for the push south. c35+ Yellow Wagtails, 17+ Tree Pipits, 20+ Wheatears, 3 Chiffchaffs, 1+ Sedge Warbler, 6 Whitethroats, 5+ Grey Wagtails, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 9+ Willow Warblers, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Snipe and 1 Whinchat. Large numbers of Swallows and House Martins around the area its all to early for my liking I hate to see them go!
It was a surprise first for me when they stopped over on the way in.Nice to see one on its way out. This is the first pipit I`ve seen on my patch this year.I only ever see them on the way out!
In reply to edgebander:
Where are you Edge?
At home watching last n.o.t proms with nice bottle of ipa,Derek.
Ha ha where do you live? please don't say in a house or bungalow?!!! What part of the country do you live?
Between Leeds & Huddersfield.West riding of Yorkshire.Where the olympic gold medals come from. :-)
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