Torcross and South Hams

11.30-12.10

Further to the earlier posts, I first saw the Alpine Swift as I drove into Torcross from the north at just before 11.30.  It caught my eye as it swooped across the rooftops of the village.  It showed incredibly well over the village, beach and lower Slapton Ley, before appearing to move off towards the north at 12.10.

After lunch at Beesands Ley, the drake Ring-necked Duck showed well.  Also, a Great Northern Diver on the sea and Sandwich Terns calling offshore.

Later at Aveton Gifford, the Lesser Yellowlegs gave excellent views in the creek off the tidal road, below Milburn Orchard.  It then flew out to the main estuary, where a leucistic Herring Gull and a Common Sandpiper were close by.  

Posted April 5th at 6:06 pm by Paul Darlington in Bird News