N Devon reserves

Walked around Velator this morning after two weeks away. The remaining Coot chick is now almost full grown and the parents have constructed another nest. Not sure if there were 3, 4, or 5 adult Little Grebes present... The Canada Geese seem to have deserted the reserve which after she sat on the nest for about three weeks before I went away is a bit disappointing. House Sparrows feeding young in one of the new boxes.... Singing Chiffchaff and Blackcap, but NO Whitethroat, Reed or Sedge Warblers. Nearby on Wrafton Pond the Swans are shepherding their single cygent around, again, disappointing after 8 and 7 in the previous 2 years.

At Bradiford this afternoon lots of loafing Herring Gulls on the flooded scrape and across the river.

Posted May 22nd, 2013 at 9:36 pm by Jon Turner in Bird News