N Devon

6 Black-tailed Godwits and 2 Mute Swans on the scrape but only 2 female Gadwall on Wrafton Pond this morning. In the reserve at least 5 calling Water Rails, a Jay, a persistent but unseen Cetti's Warbler, flash-through Sparrowhawk and more sedate fly-by Kestrel. A Grey Wagtail showed briefly in the river as I left. Later, I walked out to Baggy Point. NT workers renewing the path surface is making it a bit mucky but still full access.4 Fulmar,  and a Red-throated Diver briefly out on the sea off the point.. Back at  the car park, donned wellies and walked across the beach to inspect the Gull flock in the stream. Mostly Black-headed Gulls with Herring Gulls of various ages and a good number of Common Gulls. Best was a single Mediterranean Gull. Finally, stopped in one of the lay-bys and peered along Saunton beach on my way home. At some distance lots of busy Sanderling (over 100 I think).

Posted January 11th at 5:24 pm by Jon Turner in Bird News