Sunday 22 January 2012

Recent River Coly bird news

No time to sort out pics so just a brief summary of sightings over the last couple of weeks.
Male Kingfisher present last weekend (14th) upstream from Chantry bridge in Colyton. Also a Dipper was seen (by Steve White). Hasn't been seen on 3 outings since but it was a definite ID. Also a Green Sandpiper on the river towards Freakhayne. Flies off when spooked by dog walkers, flies around rather erratically then lands by the river again. Green Sandpiper also not seen since weekend of the 14th, but there has often been one or two present in past years so hopefully we'll see more of it.
Today: walk on the Coly upstream from Chantry Bridge. Sightings include: male Kingfisher, flock of 11 Meadow Pipits, Grey Heron, Ketrel, 3+ Buzzards, Sparrowhawk, 2+ GS Woodpeckers, 2 Roe Deer, SALMON (yes, on the Coly) I do have pictures of it, but let's just say it's seen better days...