Slapton Ley

Popular venue today, a UK first for me with a sighting of a hen Marsh Harrier that flew down the length of the ley towards Tor Cross, Golden Eye at both ends of the Ley mostly the Tor Cross end in the bay from the corner to the far hide. Well over 100 Gadwall, large number of Tufted Duck, small numbers of both Widgeon and Shoveller. Scaup pointed out by another birder who found it mixed in with the Tufted Duck

Male Sparrow hawk in trees by the far hide

11 Little Grebe, single Great Crested Grebes dotted all around the ley. All the usualy residents on show.

I have never seen so many birds on the ley during previous visits nor the number of species on show, Kestrel and Raven seen on the approach to Slapton

 

Posted February 6th, 2013 at 3:30 pm by Steve Hopper in General Birding