Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Instow to Yelland Jetty and return via Tarka Trail

07:00 - 09:00
High tide 07:27 at Yelland.

No Gulls at all off Instow Cricket Ground? Just 1 Shelduck flying by.
12 Swallows and c40 Sand Martins over Instow Barton Marsh and a pair of Buzzards pairing up.
2 Whimbrel on the foreshore with c150 Oystercatcher, 3 Grey Plover and 3 Bar-tailed Godwits on the jetty roost. Just 2 more Shelduck and a couple of Moorhen on the Overflow pond.
Reed Bunting, Blackcaps, Greenfinch, Long-tailed Tits, Chiff Chaffs and Willow Warblers in the bushes alongside the path back to the Tarka Trail.
2 Little Owls in the wooden lean-to shed by the chalets.