Sunday 5 May 2019

Staying Local

A lovely morning around the River Otter. Nothing out of the ordinary, but great to be out on a bright still sunny morning and to hear so many Reed Warblers singing - seemingly more than in previous years? Other highlights were a single Sedge Warbler, 24 Shelduck, Reed Bunting, and small numbers of House Martin and Swallow, plus two drake Wigeon still hanging around. My first Swift were 3 birds yesterday over the scrapes.

This afternoon it was good to hear and see 2 singing male Dartford Warblers on the East Devon Commons and a Stonechat already feeding young.
Male Dartford Warbler, East Devon Commons

Reed Warbler, River Otter 
Male Reed Bunting, River Otter

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