First Sand Martin of the year Saunton

Local walk from Saunton Golf course end on the South west coast path this morning at 11:00 produced a very unexpected but welcome sighting of a Sand Martin. It flew above us twice, swooped and either took an insect, or water, from the butyl lined reservoir at the Club before flying generally east towards the Great Field. Our earliest sighting yet! Image is very distant cropped and silhouette but a record nonetheless. 

Sand Martin over Saunton Saunton Golf club
Sand Martin over Saunton Saunton Golf club

Posted March 5th, 2021 at 11:20 am by Phil and Sue Naylor in Bird News