Bee-eater, East Prawle

Joyfull when planning to be in the right place at the right time pays off! With 2 Bee-eaters in Devon last week and 4 on Portland I figured that this weekend would be the best chance for a long time of finding this species in South Devon. With high pressure and rain on the coast I went down to Prawle and decided looking around the high ground around the village (with lots of wires) would be a good start. Arrived at 1.15pm and within a few minutes remarkably I heard a Bee-eater close by but only had brief views as it dissapeared behind the duck pond trees. I thankfully relocated it perched on a nearby hedge where it settled for ten minutes. I bumped into Pat Mayer who connected with the bird and we watched it until it flew off high to the west at 1.40pm.

Posted May 31st, 2014 at 7:21 pm by David Cope in Bird News