Sunday, 11 April 2021

Black-Crowned Night Heron

 Another trip down to Slapton Ley in South Devon this morning in bright sunshine to look for a reported juvenile Black-Crowned Night Heron . I arrived to find a few birders already there and after a bit of searching I got on to the bird but as you can see the bird was deep in cover and only once when I was there did it move from its perch in the tree and by this time to are amazement it started snowing quite heavily and then the sun came out again . Also seen was an adult summer Red-Necked Grebe a superb looking bird but it was a pity that it was always quite distant . 

Black-Crowned Night Heron ( Nycticorax nycticorax ) . Slapton Ley . Devon


Friday, 9 April 2021

Friday 9th April

A trip out to Ideford Common this morning to look for Tree Pipit was successful as I managed to see two of them . There was also 4 Dartford Warbler , 6 Common Stonechat , 10 Common Linnet ,  a Mistle Thrush , 2 European Green Woodpecker , a male Eurasian Bullfinch and a Lesser Redpoll .

I then went to Haldon Forest where I saw 7 Common Crossbill and a Northern Goshawk .

Common Crossbill ( Loxia curvirostra ) . Haldon Forest . Devon


Thursday, 8 April 2021

Pied Flycatcher

 A look around Stover Park this morning got me a Eurasian Nuthatch , a Stock Dove , 2 Brown Rat and quite a few Grey Squirrel .

The next stop was at Yarner Wood on the edge of Dartmoor . And the birding was a bit better here with 4 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker . a Great Spotted Woodpeccker , 4 Marsh Tit & a single Pied Flycatcher .

Marsh Tit ( Poecile palustris ) . Yarner Wood . Devon


Eurasian Nuthatch ( Sitta europaea ) . Stover Park . Devon