East Prawle, S Devon

Pigs Nose Valley and the coastal footpath east was the area explored by 9 members of DB (East Devon Branch).  The valley produced distant views of a Whitethroat and Cirl Buntings and then 3 Wheatear.  Small flocks of Linnet, Meadow Pipit and Goldfinch were ever present with Swallow and House Martin constantly overhead.  2 Kestrel put in an appearance over the valley and were later seen again along the coastal footpath.  Stonechats seemed present in numbers throughout the day and a Redstart was seen briefly on rocks above Macetey Cove.  A flock of c50 Linnet circled the fields and drank from a small stream.  A few Gannet were seen in the bay.

Lunch was enjoyed briefly below the car park and a Grey Heron made a fast flyby with the help of the stiff breeze and the remaining walk along the coast produced more Cirls, Wheatears and Stonechats but nothing of note.  A great walk.

Posted September 28th, 2015 at 7:21 pm by Jonathan Ruscoe in Bird News