Migrant hunt

A visit to Dartmoor today from N Devon did not start promisingly, with rain and a very cold wind. The rain had stopped by the time we reached Yarner, and a male Pied Flycatcher was seen from the car park. A circuit to the moor and back around the paths to the hide saw male Redstart and Tree Pipit, and although 3 Wood Warblers were heard none were seen. THe Pied Flycatchers appeared to be more plentiful than I have known for some years.

Early afternoon in the Warren House and Soussons area was particularly cold, but rather surprisingly a Cuckoo was present as were 2 male Whinchat. THe most unexpected sighting of the day was in the boggy area immediately by the Soussons gate, where a Jack Snipe was flushed from under our feet and flew silently around the back of nearby vegetation.

Posted April 25th, 2016 at 7:33 pm by Roger Doble in General Birding