Tuesday, 22 April 2014
Dipping the Pratincole !
An hour spent this morning on the Exminster Marshes before a dental appointment got me singles of Cetti`s Warbler , Blackcap , Common Whitethroat , Lesser Whitethroat and add Grass Snake & Common Lizard it turned out not to be a bad hour ! later in the day Brian Heasman & myself went for the Collared Pratincole at the Northam Burrows in North Devon , we were just about half way there when we had a call telling us that the bird had flown off high but we still carried on just in case it returned but no such luck ! but we did see our first Common Grasshopper Warbler of the year but it still didn`t make up for the Pratincole .