Corn Bunting - Lyminster 27/04/21

12 June, 2021

Not surprisingly quiet this morning, with a Cuckoo at the back of Longwood a nice suprise.

Cuckoo - 1
Lesser Whitethroat - 1
Cett's Warbler - hrd
Reed Warbler - 6
Whiethroat - 7
Blackcap - 5
Chiffchaff - 2
Grey Heron - 3
Little Egret - 2
Buzzard - 1
Kestrel - 1
Swift - 15W
Swallow - 4
Green Woodpecker - 2
Sandwich Tern - 5E 4W



Kestrel Golf Course

Southern Marsh Orchid


06 June, 2021

 An adult Yellow-legged Gull amongst the local Herring Gulls this afternoon at Marsh Farm, also single Little-ringed Plover, Buzzard, Pied Wagtails, Yellowhammer and Swallows.




05 June, 2021

 A coulpe of hours around the patch this morning with Cetti's Reed & Sedge Warbler still in song from the golf course and several each of Whitethroat, Chiffchaff & Blackcap. Two Little Egret in the river with a few Med Gull moving west and small numbers of Sandwich Tern feeding offshore.


Grey Heron golf course

Green Woodpecker Atherington

Reed Warbler camp site rife


03 June, 2021

2 Little-ringed Plover on the Pool at Marsh Farm this morning, along with c.75 Herring Gull & 2 Lesser BB Gull.

Lyminster this afternoon, with 2 Greylag Geese, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 7 Lapwing, 2 Grey Partridge, Kingfisher, Little Egret, Buzzard, and good numbers of Reed warbler, Reed Bunting, Skylark, and Linnet  with a couple of Sedge Warbler.

27 May, 2021

 Yet another mooch around the patch, this time the western edge, with the highlight being a Hobby north of the paddock. A Coal Tit and single Wheatear around Poole Place, also 2 Ringed Plover, and 2 Little Egret Climping Beach. Very quite offshore, with just 8 Great-crested Grebe, 6 Med Gull and a Sandwich Tern west.

Wheatear west of Poole Place

Med Gull Climping Beach






26 May, 2021

Still a lot of birds in song especially around the golf course, unfortunately nothing unexpected.

Lesser Whitethroat - 1
Whitethroat - 12
Blackcap - 16
Chiffchaff - 6
Reed Warber - 13
Sedge Warbler - 3
Cetti's Warbler - 1 hrd
Bullfinch - 1
Jay - 1
Song Thrush - 2
Swift - 2
Swallow - 15
Stock Dove - 6
Green Woodpecker - 3
Kingfisher - 1
Grey Heron - 1
Little Egret - 1
Med Gull - 1
Lessser BB Gull - 2
Fulmar - 1W
Sandwich Tern - 1W
Great-crested Grebe - 1 os
Ringed Plover - 2

Lesser Whitethroat

Meadow Pipit

Song Thrush

Jay


22 May, 2021

Turtle Dove

A nice surprise in store for (OM) this morning, when a Turtle Dove alighted from the ground at Elmer and flew east over Poole Place

21 May, 2021

 21/5/21 - Elmer Rocks (0715-1015hrs): Sea-watching from a sheltered spot was the only option this morning. It wasn’t great, but a few birds of interest (OM)

Fulmar – 1W
Gannet – 2E, 20W
Manx Shearwater – 4W (1 & 3; the latter flock lingering a bit, giving reasonable scope views)
Grey Plover – 4W
Sandwich Tern – 1E, 1W
House Martin – 2N
Swallow – 1N
 

20/5/21: Elmer Rocks: I did a couple of hours sea-watching whilst also checking the beach, producing a close-in pale morph Arctic Skua, 18 Common Scoters and a late R/b Merganser east and 3 Fulmars west, plus about 20 Gannets and a Sandwich Tern offshore. My highlight though was finding a nesting Ringed Plover with 3 eggs – on the area where all the heavy machinery was stored during the sea-defence works last year – but also right in the middle of a dog-walking area so the odds must be against it surviving. Time will tell for these hardy little birds.




20 May, 2021

 A Spotted Flycatcher on the golf course was the highlight of the morning with the usual array of Warblers being present.

Peregrine fields north of golf course

A single Wheatear, 18 Oystercatcher east in a single flock, 3E Med Gull, 2 Shelduck west, 3 pairs of Whitethroat and a singing Reed Warbler.(NB)

Records for the 19th Marsh Farm
Little-ringed Plover - 2
Shelduck - 1
Yellowhammer - 1

Records of an Afternoon stroll along the river on the19th(MD)
Little Egret - 6
Grey Heron - 1
Oystercatcher - 1
Lapwing - 1
Buzzard - 2
Kestrel - 2
Great BB Gull -4
Lesser BB Gul - 2
Black -headed Gull - 57
Herring Gull - 275
Cormorant - 5
Whitethroat - 5
House Martin - 2
Swift - 8