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Monday, 2 May 2016

The South Hams

Todays birding was done in the South Hams part of Devon with our first stop at South Huish to look for a couple of Purple Heron that had been seen there a few days ago , we gave it a bit of time but had no luck seeing them ! and all we saw were 5 Whimbrel and a Little Egret , so we went to have a look at Start Point but by the time we got there the mist had come in so not a lot was seen but strangely just up the coast at Beesands Ley it was clear and the birding was a little bit better as we had 14 male and 3 female Northern Wheatear all in the one field , also seen was a male and female Common Stonechat , Sedge Warbler and Blackcap , on then to Slapton Ley where the rain was falling quite hard by now but we did see our bird of the day a summer plumaged Great Northern Diver and a flock of 1000+ Barn Swallow , Common House Martin and Common Swift were feeding over the ley , we then headed for home but on the way we stopped at Buckfastleigh to look at the River Dart and we saw 2 White-Throated Dipper .

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