Sunday, 6 May 2012

North Devon 5 & 6 May

Major fall of Wheatears yesterday – seemed to be in almost every suitable field between Berrynarbor and Barnstaple, with 20+ in one field close to home and many others flipping in front of the car and perched on wires and hedges elsewhere. Must have been a huge number involved across the whole region. Most seem to have moved on overnight. 500+ hirundines over the house (near Berrynarbor) earlier today – feeding migrants; all gone 5 minutes later. Quiet on the Rillage Point patch.