Monday 23 April 2018

Hazel Dormouse

Migrants around the patch have been few and far between over the last few days, but it was great to hear and see a Lesser Whitethroat back on territory again just north of White Bridge. I first saw it on the 20th April and only today recorded my first Common Whitethroat! Both Reed and Sedge Warblers have been obvious over the last couple of days and a drake Wigeon still remains on the scrape. Two Whimbrel were feeding on the scrapes this evening.

Clear highlight of the day must go to seeing my first Hazel (Common) Dormouse. I was very lucky to be invited along by a friend who is a licensed Dormouse holder to assist him monitoring some of the boxes that he checks every year. It was a real treat to see this amazingly cute mammal, sleeping soundly as is typical for this time of year.

Hazel Dormouse, East Devon

Lesser Whitethroat, White Bridge

Female Common Kestrel, near White Bridge

Male Chaffinch, near White Bridge

1 comment:

  1. Great views of the Lesser Whitethroat today too mate. I always enjoy them. That Dormouse is soooo cute!