I was on the Tarka Trail counting Godwits on the scrape this afternoon, and most of them flew a few yards confirming that they are Black-tailed - max 20 of them. Then I saw a Jay fly out of the reserve, and then another followed by a third.- this is unprecedented, a few minutes later, at least 2 of them returned and one at least seemed to be carrying something. Acorns from elsewhere? There don't seem to be any acorns in the reserve this year, so not sure why there is this level of interest. Dipper in the river, 2 Stonechat outside the reserve, GSW, Water Rail, Cetti's Warbler 30 Redwing 20 Goldfinch the notable birds inside.

Posted October 26th, 2021 at 7:07 pm by Jon Turner in Bird News