Chivlestone / Beesands / Slapton

19 Cattle Egrets this morning between Cousins Cross and Chivlestone Cross on the East Prawle road nr. Chivlestone,  Grid Ref SX 785394. They were in the field below the turbine. There were 6 or 7 Fresian Cattle here but the egrets were feeding in the grass away from them. The field has probably been spared the dreaded pesticides ( for now at least ) and must have plenty of food for them.            

Nearby at Beesands an early Sedge Warbler singing from the left of the hide, also a couple Willow Warblers and a male Shoveler. At Slapton Ley still a male Wigeon in Ireland Bay. Swallow and 4 Sand Martins at Torcross. Seen a few Small Tortoishells and Peacocks today, also a Brimstone at Slapton in Ireland Bay Quarry.

                                                                                     

 

Posted March 31st, 2017 at 3:45 pm by Perry Sanders in Bird News