Shipley & Dartington

At Shipley early this morning, despite heavy mist across the South Hams, Dartmoor was in full sunshine with clear blue skies, the Ring Ouzels were being very elusive and only one female seen in the area of the junction where the road leads up to the filtration plant.

Plenty of Blackbirds, six plus Song Thrush, smaller numbers of Mistle Thrush and two Redwing, Green Woodpecker, Jay, Grey Wagtail, six Bullfinch, Chiffchaff , several Wren and a Sparrow hawk.

On the way home a Kestrel at Lutton.

An early afternoon visit to Dartington Hall gave very few birds on the estate other than three Buzzard and an abundance of Wren. The productive seed field from last season was being ploughed, initially three Buzzard on the field then later 45 Herring Gull with more arriving.

Along the Rv Dart Green Woodpecker calling, Nuthatch, two Kingfisher, two Dipper, twenty plus Mallard, two Mandarin in flight four Moorhen and one Little Grebe.


Posted October 21st, 2018 at 3:12 pm by Steve Hopper in Bird News