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Oak Rustic
A big thank you to Nick who popped in this evening with this little beauty. He trapped this Oak Rustic in Budleigh last night, along with a number of immigrant species that included White Speck and Gem. This is a rare moth in Devon but it appears to be doin...
Oak Rustic
Oak Rustic
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Orcombe Early Doors
Water Pipit - still feeding on the dung heap today with four Rock Pipits, a couple Pied Wagtails, Grey Wagtail and a few Meadow Pipits. Note the reddish tones to the rump - a good feature for Water Pipit and quite different to the olive-grey of Rock Pipit. ...
Orcombe Early Doors
Orcombe Early Doors
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Water Pipit
With a very narrow window of time between finishing work and darkness, I decided to check the dung field and immediate surroundings. I managed to log 3 Song Thrush , 1 Snipe , c40+ Skylark , c20+ Meadow Pipit , 1 Grey Wagtail , 2+ Cirl Buntings , 1 Rock Pip...
Water Pipit
Water Pipit
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Cirl Buntings
Good numbers of Meadow Pipit on Orcombe Point this morning included a number feeding on the dung heap.   It was quite busy on Orcombe Point early this morning. Between 0700 and 0905 I recorded 80+ Chaffinch, 3 Goldcrest , 6 Snipe , 3+ Song Thrush , 1+ Redwi...
Cirl Buntings
Cirl Buntings
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Black Reds
  I caught up with the two Black Redstarts this morning. Both birds were together and showing really well behind the sailing club. Not a lot else seen today but I almost certainly had a drake American Wigeon off the Leisure Centre this morning. I was scopin...
Black Reds
Black Reds
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Eider
Adult male, Sub-adult male (I presume) and female Eider off Warren Point, in truly horrible conditions late this afternoon. Viewed from the shelter near the Grove Pub.
Eider
Eider
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Caspian Gull
This second-winter Caspian Gull  was discovered off Mudbank after work, late this afternoon. My initial view was of it sleeping but the 'contrasty' plumage and white mirror on p10 got the alarm bells ringing. I hastily scribbled the above sketch and then ha...
Caspian Gull
Caspian Gull
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Purple Sandpipers
  Four Purple Sandpipers back on Maer Rocks this morning. Also 2+ Turnstone and 1 Little Egret before football. Three Common Scoter offshore. Otherwise 8 Pale-bellied Brent Geese off Mudbank but no time to look properly today. Yesterday, after work, on Wood...
Purple Sandpipers
Purple Sandpipers
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Hen Harrier
Juvenile  Hen Harrier - this bird was hunting below Woodbury Fort late this afternoon. It was really difficult to keep track of as it kept so low to the ground, and consequently I failed miserably to get a decent shot. I did however get enough on it, I thin...
Hen Harrier
Hen Harrier
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Slim Pickings
Fieldfare - Orcombe - my first of the autumn in Exmouth but sadly it wanted to hide before flying north. Very little else noted in a biting north-easterly this morning. The family group of five Pale-bellied Brent Geese - Mudbank. A total of ten seen this mo...
Slim Pickings
Slim Pickings
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