A group of twelve met at the Wildlife Trust Car Park, including two prospective new members which was encouraging and they were given a warm welcome. We walked along to the Lake by which time we had spotted 20 different species including Goldcrest, Treecreeper, Stonechat, Raven, Tufted Duck, Little Grebe and Lesser Black-backed Gull.
We were lucky with the weather, despite it being November, which allowed us to enjoy a pleasant picnic lunch overlooking one of the small ponds surrounded by autumnal colours. We walked back along the Tarka trail to the car park and the total number of bird species for the day was 34, plus Roe Deer which were seen running across the fields.
The Devon Wildlife Trust are to be congratulated for their ongoing work in transforming the redundant quarry into the variety of habitats within the reserve.
A thoroughly enjoyable day for everyone with a special thank you to Digby for not only leading the walk but for being a mine of information about the area’s history and its subsequent development as a reserve.