Tuesday, 19 April 2016

WHEATEAR posing beautifully

A text from Tim Wright at 13:00 gave some unexpected news that the Montagu's Harrier was still in the area; he had seen it from Cownhayne Lane just North of the A3052 bridge. I then headed to Colyford Common where a visitor said it had been in front the hide earlier, so this seemed the logical place to wait. I was hoping it'd come back to Colyford Common to roost so I stayed there til dusk, unfortunately without success. There were other noteworthy birds about though, with singles of Whitethroat and Grasshopper Warbler along with 7 Wheatear, including this rather showy female:

May the fall continue...

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