Cranbrook, Nr Exeter

Having not recently posted anything from this new town I took a walk around the Country Park this AM.  Starting at the Education Campus I quickly listed 21 species, the best being a Green Sandpiper which flew off west.   A lake opposite the Campus has been created and with the weekend rain is now 300m long and contained 25 Mallard. C. 25 Linnet also present here plus a Goldcrest in the Alders. 

Then moved on to the new Cranbrook Railway Stn where parking is best to visit 'The Scrape'.  Sadly this area has now become overgrown with Bullrushes and other vegitation so hardly any water is visible.  What birds are there are usually hidden unless disturbed but I have had Jack Snipe here in recent weeks.  I finally ended up at Clyst Honiton where I parked near the end of the airport runway.  Another lake has been created here and a pair of Stonechat were on the fencing with Buzzard over. 

An interesting area to follow and to determine how birds are using a developing urban area.

Posted February 7th, 2016 at 12:46 pm by Jonathan Ruscoe in Bird News