Slapton Ley

On a Spring-like morning and into afternoon (8.45am-2.15pm) best birds were: Ring-necked duck (ad male) showing by the viewing hide; three male Goldeneyes displaying and singing (Collins app 'alt song') with two females; male snow bunting showing by memorial first thing and on the beach a bit further south last thing; 8 cattle egrets in the reeds on the inland side of the ley - later flew up into trees; as per earlier post some great crested grebes in breeding plumage; three GNDivers in a group offshore and another single.

Otherwise birds included guillemots and razorbills offshore; numerous shags showing breeding plumage well; cormorants; gadwalls; tufted ducks; wigeons; cetti's warbler singing and glimpsed; greenfinches; stonechats; rock pipit; meadow pipits and a blackbird singing lustily if briefly at the side of the ley.

Posted February 11th at 5:30 pm by Keith Annison in Bird News