Slapton Ley

Lovely morning for birding. Around the Ley: 70-80 phylloscs, increasing % being Chiff-Chaffs, 2 Garden Warblers, 4 Blackcaps,15+ Sedge Warblers, 2 Reed Warblers, 10 Whitethroat ,100+ flock of Sand Martins went through with 4 Swifts. On the beach: 1 juv Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Ringed Plover, 2 Sanderlings, Dunlin. Also 6 Wheatears and 150+ alba wagtails. Surprised no ringing there this weekend, plenty of warblers about.

Posted August 23rd, 2014 at 4:22 pm by David Cope in Bird News