Wednesday, 4 May 2022

Patch mega... sadly now the status of Cuckoo on patch, one calling at dusk from Broad Meadow, Teignmouth on 2 May was just the third record in the last ten years. 

Nocturnal wader migration was also notable on the 2nd with a Whimbrel calling over Teignmouth early morning and a Bar-tailed Godwit over late evening. On the dropping overnight tide both Whimbrel and Bar-tailed Godwit were vocal on or over The Salty with a couple of Dunlin and a Sanderling. The latter a scarce bird on the Teign, but the second this year after one at Passage House on 12 April. 

The bank holiday weather did not finish there, with the first Lesser Whitethroat of the year singing occasionally in Bitton Park, Teignmouth on the morning of the 3rd and the year's first Swift over the town


  1. 12th May 2020, Yannon Drive, Teignmouth, 5:15am. I was struggling to get out of bed to go to work when I heard a Cuckoo calling. I jumped up and went to the window, but it never called again.

  2. Monday 9,may
    12 Swift's over
    Church Street