Wednesday 16 October 2013

Wednesday 16th October

Despite the promising conditions neither early morning seawatching or the bright dry weather that followed brought anything of note to the Warren, in contrast to elsewhere in south Devon. Totals from two hours looking out to sea revealed only 45 Gannet, 12 Sandwich Tern, a Razorbill and a Kittiwake heading south. Overhead the first Redwing of the autumn finally arrived but there were only seven of them, a single Mistle Thrush, 15 Meadow Pipit, a Chaffinch and a Reed Bunting also flew overhead. Elsewhere a Curlew Sandpiper was with c100 Dunlin in the estuary where there were also 270 Great Black-backed Gull, two Red-breasted Merganser and the resident Slavonian Grebe.

Wildlife News: A Clouded Yellow was on Warren Point and there has been a notable arrival of Harlequin Ladybird. Resident species still persisting included Migrant Hawker and Common Darter with Great Green Bush Cricket still calling, albeit not as vigorously as earlier in the year.

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