Friday, 29 March 2013

Good Friday Birding

NEWS JUST IN: Sandwich Tern on the Salty this PM (update 20:34)

The female Ring Ouzel was still on Newton Abbot Racecourse this morning and showing well (no picture though). Thanks Laurie. It was last seen flying off over the railway sometime around 10:45am as I was heading back. A bit unfortunate as some people had just arrived to see/photograph it from the track.

Coincidentally this was five minutes after a photographer who, on an otherwise completely empty racecourse, parked his car within 30m of it and was photographing it next to his car. Hopefully it returned, but if it did I doubt it will hang around for long tomorrow (if it doesn't leave tonight that is) as there's a meeting on. Also on the racecourse was a female Wheatear, 3+ Meadow Pipit, a singing Skylark, a Lapwing and a Lesser Redpoll (overhead).

Northern Wheataer
The Wood Duck was still there with a group of Mallard near the Aller Brook, and a single flighty Little Ringed Plover and a Common Sandpiper were at Passage House over high tide.

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