N Devon

Spent the morning with Chris Dee at a new ringing site near S Molton. We were trying to catch Finches, of which there were several hundred present - mostly Linnets  - 3/400 - but 250 Chaffinches too. All we caught were 2 Robins and 7 Bullfinch!

Later in the reserve surprised to see 6 Gadwall present along with a small flock of Redwing - the first for some weeks. Also saw a furtive Water Rail. Little Egret out on the scrape.

Posted January 3rd, 2020 at 5:24 pm by Jon Turner in Bird News