Tuesday, 22 May 2012

A few snippets from north of the river Taw

At Wrafton pond this morning still 7 cygnets with Dad, but no sign of 'er indoors. Never seen a group of cygnets without their Ma, so will keep an eye out to see what develops.

Sherpa was very quiet, only a couple of Swallows. Still five Goslings.

Later cycled to Barnstaple, only heard 4 Chiffchaffs, and one Willow Warbler, There used to be many more along this trail. A pair of Shelduck were shepherding no less than 20 ducklings at Pottington. I wonder how many broods this represents?

Also went out to the pond opposite Bishop's Tawton. One Shelduck and 4 Pied Wagtails.