Thursday 25 August 2016

A decent fall

24th August saw a decent fall of migrants on the South coast; there were lots of Yellow Wags, Wheatears, Whinchats etc at various sites. Seaton was no exception with many Y Wags during the day - other birders had an impressive number in the morning. I saw a couple at Seaton Marshes in the evening and heard a couple more but the large numbers seemingly moved on quickly during the day. There was a Whinchat and 4 Wheatear showing well by the footpath to the hide too, a couple of the Wheatear perching closely for some pics:

I dipped the 2 West Bexington Wrynecks but one was seen again later on in the day. The area was busy with people when I was there so the birds were likely skulking about on the ground - I probably walked right by them! They can be hard to see when not posing out in the open - other people got excellent views of it on top of posts (when tourists/visitors weren't putting it off) so it was a shame I couldn't pick them up when on the ground. But hey - it happens.

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