Dawlish Warren etc

The Barred Warbler found yesterday afternoon by Kev Rylands at Dawlish Warren showed on and off again today in the entrance bushes. Although taking berries, including those of Bittersweet (Woody Nightshade), it also ate a wasp at one point. The bird dwarfed a Chiffchaff that approached it!

Two Egyptian Geese were on the flood at Staplake, Starcross, together with about 800 Black-tailed Godwits and a Cattle Egret. 100+ Turnstones roosted on pontoons near the pier.

At Exminster Marshes, a Marsh Harrier disturbed Cattle and Little Egrets; there were at least 6 of the former.

Immature Barred Warbler
Immature Barred Warbler
Egyptian Geese
Egyptian Geese

Posted October 31st, 2021 at 5:40 pm by Dave Smallshire in Bird News