Slapton Ley

08:10-15:00

Cracking days birding highlights being the 2 Ring-necked Ducks ( fem elusive, northern corner of Stokeley Bay viewed from the Stokeley hide, male Ireland Bay ), Scaup ( male Ireland Bay off the pillbox ), 3 Black-necked Grebes ( together Torcross ) and the Bittern which flew up from the flattened reeds by the gate opp The Quarry in Ireland Bay and landed in deeper reedbed. Also the Marsh Harrier showed several times and a couple adult Mediterranean Gulls present. 15 Goldeneyes at Torcross included 4 displaying males. Water Rails showing well at a few locations. Out in the bay 62 Common Scoter and a Great Northern Diver. Lots of wildfowl on the ley, Slapton really looks and feels like its former glory days at the moment....long may it last.

 

Posted February 8th, 2013 at 4:05 pm by Perry Sanders in General Birding