Monday, 7 May 2012

Isley Marsh to Yelland Jetty

Belated news from last week. 5 fs Med gulls at Isley, 3 May @ 5pm Reed and 6 Sedge Warblers in small patch of reed before Yelland Jetty. Between Instow and Yelland Jetty, 222 Whimbrel, 84 Bar Tailed Godwits, easily more present within estuary complex especially Whimbrel as many calling whilst making count @ 7.30 pm. Also present, 8 Grey Plovers, one of which in superb bp, 150 Dunlin, 6 Turnstone. Also in Yelland pond, Cetti's Warbler, 3 male Reed Buntings, 2 Reed and 2 Sedge Warbler. Also Friday,4 May at Yelland high tide roost, pair of Little Ringed Plovers and possibly 3 more in flight, distant but no wing bars visible? Seen at 5pm. Flock of 150 Whimbrel over Instow Jetty, also 58 Bar Tailed Godwits @ 5.30pm, 12 Grey Plover on high tide roost, 10 Turnstone, 200+ Dunlin. Saturday,5 May,SKERN, 7-8 am, 2 immature Spoonbill, large flock of Dunlin around a 1000 birds + 1 Sanderling, 103 Whimbrel, 10 White Wagtail, and 34 Wheatear on burrows on pools adjacent to old tip. At INSTOW, 10 Sandwich Terns and 3 Common Terns, @ 8.30am. Sorry for delays on posting, technology problems!!!!!