Teigngrace to Yarner

The two reported Cattle Egrets were showing well this morning at first light in the flooded fields between Teigngrace Road and Exeter Road (junction of Teigngrace gate) fielding in the flooded fields along with 11 Little Egret but further away than yesterday, while watching all the gathered Egrets lifted and flew up towards Stover landing further up the valley.

Stover CP ~ The pines in the car parks were alive with Goldcrests

Yarner Wood ~ Pond hide ~ Predominately Coal Tits on the feedersbut three Marsh Tit showed, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Goldcrest and Chaffinch. At the upper hide mostly Great Tits with a few Coal and Blue Tits, two Nuthatch, Raven heard and seen dropping into the woodland in front of the hide, Green Woodpecker calling on the way back down to the car park.

Back to Teigngrace to find the Little Egret count at 14 but no Cattle Egrets to be seen while viewing a Kingfisher flew over the flooded fields, Meadow Pipit, both Grey and Pied Wagtails, Jay Wren, Goldcrest and Robins. Large flockof Black Headed Gulls in the area again.

A drive round the area found the Cattle Egrets at Blatchford farm they could be viewed easily from the road at the farm entrance and surprised to see that (as in an earlier post) the numbers had risen to three. They became alarmed when the Black headed Gull flock passed high overhead but simply remained on the ground in an alert posture but did break and fly when a Buzzard went over them but landed within the same field.

Back home Nuthatch, Fieldfare, Redwing, and Sparrow hawk.

Posted November 1st, 2015 at 6:26 pm by Steve Hopper in Bird News