South Brent to Broadsands 16th November

Enroute to Broadsands early morning on Sunday 16th from South Brent, good numbers of Feildfare seen landing in roadside hedges on the outskirts of Avonwick.

At Broadsands visited the spot where ML puts down seed and despite adding to the obvious amount already placed not a single contender coming to feed, a walk round the first car park where the hedging has been cut out gave sightings of at least four Goldcrest, a continuous strident call then announced the approach of a Kingfisher which landed virtualy in front of me and made the day...... Heron overhead, given the high tide only Carrion Crow and Herring Gull on the shore line, a few choppy sea mader any sea watch difficult and nothing of note observed, a few Goldfinch overhead and that was all for Broadsands.

On the Torbay ring road a huge flock of Redwing several hundred plus bird streaming towards Torquay at Marldon, the flock was wider than the dual carriageway and stretched over several hundred yards.

Posted November 17th, 2014 at 10:24 am by Steve Hopper in General Birding