Saturday 24th August 2008
The concrete bridge leading to Toot Rock is a good place from which to look for warblers in the canalside bushes, (as long as you don’t obstruct the road) with up to 9 species at a time Those flitting around the bushes on Saturday morning, however, were mostly Chiffchaffs & Willow Warblers, with a few Lesser Whitethroats and the odd Cetti’s.
As I arrived on the beach, I was very surprised to flush a GS Woodpecker, where it had presumably been clinging to a groyne. Several Wheatears were scuttling along the seawall nearby, especially around the shingle disturbed by current sea defence works.
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