Mid Devon’s Field Trip to East Anstey 2nd May, 2023

Mid Devon’s field trip to East Anstey Common, Tues. 2nd May: Attending were 8 members in total including 3 from our Taw & Torridge branch.  A bright day, sunny at times, yielding a good cross-section of moorland and woodland species. We all enjoyed the calls and song of Redstart, Wood Warbler, Garden Warbler, Bullfinch, Redpoll and many other species but perhaps the highlights were a displaying male Chaffinch in peak condition and a pair of male Goldcrests aroused in territorial aggression, each displaying their blindingly beautiful luminescent red crown to full effect.