Doing a recce for our field course next week in and around Slapton. On the beach there were 3 Wheatears, a Whimbrel and a Greenshank. Around the ley there were many 10s of Chiffchaff and in Slapton Wood, the Blue Tits got all scared by what initially appeared to be a Sparrowhawk as it flew through the trees but ended up being a male Cuckoo. I spoke to a couple who had also had a Red Kite a few minutes before I spoke to them.