Kingford Fen, Dunsdon and Lower Tamar Lake.

Good numbers of migrant warblers calling in all these areas with predominance of Willow Warblers.   A possible Garden Warbler at Venn was heard but could not be seen and where the very active and noisy rookery held at least 15 nests. More than 30 Swallows and six House Martins were feeding over the Tamar at Kingford Fen and a pair of Bullfinches fed along the hedge.

A few Grey Herons were feeding on the marshland and in the streams with three or four active nests at the Dunsdon heronry.   A resident reported a Barn Owl at their property and Siskins visiting their bird feeders.  Two Song Thrushes were noted at Dunsdon.

A Jay was watched as it bathed in a stream at Lower Tamar with three others reported.   Two Goldcrests were obtaining mossy nesting material from trees.   The usual tits were on the many feeders including one Willow Tit and also a Nuthatch.   One or two Buzzards were circling high in the warm clear skies at all the sites visited.

A very good morning's birding.

Harvey Kendall

Posted April 19th, 2016 at 6:47 pm by Harvey Kendall in Bird News