Slapton - Higher Ley

'Vis mig' lasted 08:00 ~ 10:45. 1920 Woodpigeon (S) with 7+ Stock Dove amongst them; 8 Jay (N), 22 Meadow Pipit (S/ SW), 37 Skylark (NE), 15+ Swallow (S), 1 House Martin (S), 183 Chaffinch (N), Brambling (3), 9 Siskin (N), 3 Lesser Redpoll (N), 20 Greenfinch (N), 75+ Linnet (mostly S) and 52 Goldfinch (mostly N).

Present: 3 Mistle Thrush, Kingfisher, 3 GS Woodpecker, 9 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 6 Goldcrest, Bullfinch.  

The Wryneck showed very well at times (left with birders grilling it >15:00) beside the beach/ road-side path, ranging from the memorial car-park to 400m N.  Easily and frequently flushed by walkers, but faithfully returned.

Posted October 14th, 2012 at 6:15 pm by Ivan Lakin in Bird News