Thursday, 5 May 2011

Yelland - Isley Marsh.

07:00 to 09:45.

1 Lesser Whitethroat in bushes on Tarka Trail about 50 yards from level crossing, towards Instow.
Also Sedge Warbler; Willow Warbler; Blackcap; Common Whitethroat and Chiff Chaff.

Jetty Roost at high tide.

Whimbrel 16; Bar-tailed Godwit 26; Knot 4; Oystercatcher c150; Dunlin 12 and 1 Wheatear.

Old Power Stn ashbeds.

Wheatear 1 and several Skylark.

Reedbed at entrance to Isley between Tarka Trail and ashbeds.

Reed Bunting 2 ( males); Sedge Warbler; Reed Warbler; Willow Warbler; Cetti`s ( heard) and another Lesser Whitethroat (seen).

Old Power Stn generator pit pond.

2 Grey Heron nests with 2 young in one and an adult sat on t`other. 4 nests here last year.
There did not appear to be any Sand Martins nesting in the conduits at the side of the pit. Last year there were 30+.