The moth trap got its first airing last night. Nothing spectacular but good to see some of the common early spring species. The night's catch consisted of 1 V-Pug, 5 Hebrew Character, 7 Early Grey, 1 Early Thorn, 1 Double-striped Pug, 6 Common Quaker and 1 Twenty-plume Moth.
Orcombe Point was dire this morning. I recorded just 1 Willow Warbler, 3 Turnstone, 1 Sandwich Tern, 3 Great Crested Grebe and 1 Common Scoter. The best record was 2 drake Teal that flew in towards the river mouth.
Bird-wise the best place to be in Exmouth today was probably at home. The Yellow-browed Warbler was calling on and off all day, until at least 640pm. I went out to watch it a couple times. Shortly after 5pm Terry texted with news of a Red Kite drifting towards the estuary. I soon picked it up but had it only briefly. I stayed watching and at around 530pm picked up an Osprey drifting eastwards. I had good scope views until I lost it from sight. This is my third this spring but I've yet to see a House Martin. Also from the garden - 1+ Swallow, 3 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, 1 or 2 Sparrowhawk, several Buzzard and a Peregrine. A probable Greylag Goose flew downriver at 645ish (harsh light so difficult to be sure).
Early Grey - the most common species in last night's trap.
Terrapins - Bystock Pool. Joel and I popped in to look for these before walking the dog around Withycombe Raleigh Common. Still a pair of Tufted Duck on Bystock Pool too.