Thursday, 17 February 2011

North Devon

Ringing at the Velator reserve this morning yielded plenty of Finches (11 Green, 12 Chaff, and 12 Gold) plus 2 Siskins and a female Brambling. Also a female Reed Bunting.

While there I had a message from Steve W with news of birds at Bishop's Tawton, so headed off there at 4.30 with James L. In the first field north of the the river 5 Mute Swans, 5 Little Egrets and a CATTLE EGRET - first Reported by Rob Jutsum yesterday.

South of the river 30+ Mute Swans (mostly ist-years) with a Greylag Goose and a Pink-footed Goose!

In the river 4 Goosanders including 2 smart-looking Drakes.