A week in Devon

Drove down 5 mile lane at back of Slapton on Sunday afternoon 5th October around 3pm had 60 + Swallows.Monday 6th quite rainy and blowy but 70 Swallows left roost at Torcoss end of Slapton Ley also a Bittern left at 7.45am high to west, same afternoon 2 Pale -bellied Brent Geese circling bay at South Milton.

Tuesday 7th 120 Swallows Slapton Ley and single Bonxie and Arctic Skua south.

Wednesday 8th Merlin at end of Prawle Point 19 Clouded Yellows in field below NT car park, 100 Swallows south, too windy for much else!

Thursday 9th 200 Swallows south Torcross.

Friday 10th 9 Clouded Yellows Slapton Sands, + 12Stonechat and same number of Cettis Warbler. Afternoon 1 Clouded Yellow Start Point car park, 600 Swallows south, as soon as some rain showers came up the Channell the Swallows stopped leaving and started feeding!

Saturday 11th 200 Swallows to roost Slapton Ley.

Sunday morning 5 mile lane Slapton saw last Swallows (20) on start of 300 mile drive north, seen none since.

Happy Days!!! 


Posted October 21st, 2014 at 12:48 pm by Steve Wadsworth in Bird News