Barnstaple

Walked from the Tarka Tennis Centre up to Bishop's Tawton and back this morning. Reed Warblers singing in all 3 small reed-beds (two by the river, one at the pond. One Blackcap singing, another seen. One Whitethroat and one Lesser Whitethroat (between the Rock Park Footbridge and the by-pass bridge). A Kestrel preceded me along the walk, hovering intermittently. At the pond (opposite Bishop's Tawton) 3 Shelduck, 1 Little Egret, 1 Pied Wagtail and a pair of Grey Wagtail. Sadly, no Waders this morning. On the way back a Mistle Thrush flew north across the river.

Posted May 3rd, 2017 at 12:07 pm by Jon Turner in General Birding