Wrafton and Braunton Marsh 07:40 - 09:30

With Spoonbills leaving other sites in the country and returning to their breeding areas, we still had 3 in the flooded field at Wrafton today, next to the Tarka Trail. The 3 included the new ringed bird and although details of the rings were submitted to BTO back in January this year by myself and Rob Jutson, neither of us have had any info back. Details have been submitted yet again for the more recent sightings.

5 Sand Martins seen over Wrafton Pond and at least 6 Little Grebes were squabbling over territories on the pond. The Mute Swans have built their nest on the far side of the pond from the viewing area and one bird was sitting. Cetti`s were heard and just 1 Chiff Chaff seen.

On Braunton Marsh by the big linney were 3 Buzzards on the ground and 1 Kestrel flying around. I counted 13 Stock Doves on the linney roof and 14 Mute Swans were in the area.

Posted March 20th, 2014 at 9:10 pm by Maurice Clements in General Birding