Taw Estuary and Horsey Island/River Caen

A good walk from Barnstaple to Ashford this morning, nice to meet others from the Taw/Torridge Devon Birds membership. All the usual species on the higher estuary. Evening walk with the dog 3.30 - 4.30pm along the Caen river bank and Horsey Island gave close views of a Kingfisher. a hunting Short Eared Owl and a hunting Barn Owl in the same place over the Braunton end of the Chivenor air field. Interesting to see how similar their flight pattern and hunting technique is. Then a second Barn Owl over Horsey Island. Large numbers of Lapwing and Golden Plover in the air over the estuary in the evening sun. All the usuals also present.

Posted December 13th, 2015 at 4:45 pm by Rob Barnes in Bird News