East Devon Branch Fieldtrip, Monday 17 June

Ten members met at Meldon Reservoir Car park and drove on to park below the dam where more sheltered conditions were found. Led by Jonathan Ruscoe the group were given much valued local knowledge of the patch by Roger Jewell of Okehampton. A total of 32 species  were seen during the day including five Raven, several Grey Wagtail, Dipper,  two Treecreeper, Redpoll (in small numbers), both Spotted and Pied Flycatcher and a small party of Swift.  The main interest came from observing the riverside and woodland areas together with the gorse covered hillsides near to the main quarry.