North Devon

Started at Wrafton Pond (after hearing Tawny Owl at 05,45) Sadly no Spoonbills - the Scrape was mostly frozen! So was most of Wrafton pond, Some of the Swans were doing sterling work as ice-breakers. Mallard, Teal, Gadwall, Shoveler, Wigeon, Snipe, Moorhen, Coot, Little Grebe. In the reserve, Kestrel, Redwing and 5 Fieldfare, Many Finches.. Down the Toll Road - Canada Geese. Kingfisher seen by others. Little Egrets, Redshank and Greenshank in Velator Harbour. Further down the Pill, Dunlin. In the DWT reserve at Horsey, Shelduck, Grey and Ringed Plover, Sanderling, and on the estuary, GBB Gull, Curlew, Oystercatcher, Cormorant, and a distant Spoonbill over at Isley |Marsh. So off to Baggy, and today, unlike yesterday the female Common Scoter (6) male  (1) and the Velvet Scoter were all out off the point, along with a Red-throated Diver. Raven, Stonechat, possible Rock Pipit on the walk in. Along with others along the way, pretty nearly 60 species recorded.

Posted January 1st at 5:19 pm by Jon Turner in Bird News