A morning visit to the residential estate at Heathfield gave twelve Waxwings which proved to be very mobile around the estate as well as making the odd visit to the usual site on the A38, while on the estate the birds again observed to be “hawking” for flying insects from the taller trees, a female Siskin seen sharing a tree with the Waxwings at one point. Some of the HGV drivers passing the A38 site have started giving long blasts on their HGV's horns which scare the birds off and give the twitch to some birders to say the least.


Yarner Wood (Pond hide) Marsh Tit, Nuthatch, Siskin and the usual expected species.

Teigngrace gave a flock of twelve Egrets flying over and landing at Blatchford farm, which when viewed properly gave two Cattle Egret and ten Little Egret.


Forty plus Pied Wagtails on a fodder field strip and a very pale Buzzard.

Stover Country Park, on the lake, five Goosander, eight Pochard, ten plus Tufted Duck, from the feed station walk way four plus Marsh Tit, Nuthatch, three Bullfinch, Green and Greater Spotted Woodpecker, Jay and a male Greenfinch. On leaving a mixed Tit flock containing four Long Tailed Tits.


Back home at South Brent the resident pair of Buzzards soaring and displaying despite the weather.

Posted February 1st, 2017 at 4:24 pm by Steve Hopper in Bird News