Interesting article in Devon Birds which arrived in the post yesterday about waders at Wembury confirming my observations over the years of fewer waders and more disturbance along the beach - today was a case in point with 2 dunlin on the beach at high tide before being flushed by dog walkers and flying off east and 6 whimbrel on the rocks being constantly flushed by dog walkers before finally settling further out on the rocks as the tide receeded.

My first songflighting whitethroat of the year was a nice find at Wembury Point. Also seen were 2 swallows over, 6 shelduck, singing chiffchaffs and blackcaps, a red admiral and a nice male white wagtail.

Whimbrel  Shelduck
Whimbrel                              Shelduck

Posted April 13th, 2017 at 4:35 pm by Stuart Green in Bird News