A group of 18 members from Plymouth Branch met at Slapton Ley on Saturday 18th November and despite the weather warnings were amply rewarded with over 50 species during our time there from 09.30 to 14.00 a full list will be posted in events and news for our branch but the highlight included:-

  • great views and prolonged sightings of Great White Egret
  • several sightings of Firecrest,
  • many sightings of Jay
  • Great Crested and Little Grebe among the many Tufted Duck
  • Snipe in flight
  • Peregrine,
  • Chiffchaff and Goldcrest in good numbers
  • Great, Blue and Long Tailed Tit
  • Pochard and Goldeneye
  • Non-avian species of the day an Otter watched catching an eel

Should anyone wish to visit Slapton Ley please be aware of high water levels making parts of the footpath only accessible if wearing wellington boots as the water was ankle deep.

John Lloyd group leader for Plymouth Branch