Posted March 27th at 10:26 pm in Welcome by Kevin Cox
Phil Naylor's photo of Spoonbills at Wrafton Scrape taken on 3 March
March is often a quiet month for birds but one full of expectation. Good numbers of Sand Martins have been seen, along with the occasional Swallow and House Martin. Chiffchaffs are just starting to arrive, Wheatears are coming back and there's even a Cuckoo reported from Dartmoor - see the news about the Cuckoo Sightings map in this issue of The Harrier.
While our spring migrants are arriving, other birds are leaving. The Waxwings left at the beginning of the month, the Desert Wheatear has finally deserted us and it looks as though South Devon's famous Humpback Whale has moved off following its rescue from lobster pot ropes (see story below).